Horse gram and Flax seed podi( Powder/Chutney podi)
I have already posted chutney podi with horse gram and chutney podi with flax seeds. This is a combination of combining then together. Tasted great like any other podis with idli/dosas.
Horsegram/Kollu - 2 cups
Flax seeds - 2 cups
Garlic - 12 pods
Tamarind - 1 small piece( opitonal)
Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves - 1 bunch
Red chillies - 16(adjust according to spice needed)
Black pepper - 1/2 tbsp
Hing/asafoetida - few sprinkles
Salt as needed
Cooking with flax is an excellent way to boost your intake of fiber. When ground in a pice mill or coffee grinder, flax is also a vegetarian source of omega - 3 fatty acids. Try adding the pleasant nutty flavor of freshly ground flax seeds to cereals, smoothies, baked goods, salads and vegetable dishes.
(Source - back cover of the packet). Flax seeds are high in fat content so store it in a freezer or refrigerator to maximise shelf life.
In a kadai/frying pan fry horsegram seperately until they are nice brown in colour. Remove and keep aside.
In the same fry fry flax seeds for few minutes( Cover the pan with a lid partially and saute, as they will pop out a lot). Remove and keep aside.
Heat a tbsp of oil and fry red chillies, curry leaves, cumin seeds,hing, black pepper,tamarind and garlic for 1 - 2 minutes.
Powder each seperately and mix together by adding salt. Tastes good with idli/dosas. Can use them as chutney podi/powder. As a variation can add a cup of urad dhal( dry roast and powder).
Sometimes adding garlic makes it little soggy when powdering. Fry them seperately and add them in the end after powdering the rest of the ingredients that is red chillies, curry leaves ......
Recipe from my sister Vimala.