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February 1, 2012

Flax Seeds Idli Podi / Gun Powder

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When i saw this recipe in Viki’s kitchen , i immediately tried it on the same day. It was very flavourful and tasted xcellent for idly / dosa.It tastes like the idly podi we make with sesame seeds.I made some little changes according to my husband’s liking. I should say its really a healthy idly podi as it contains horsegram and flax seeds. Wat more to say , lets go on to the recipe ,

healthy idly podi

INGREDIENTS : 1 cup - 200ml

  • White round Urad dal – 1/4 Cup
  • Channa dal – 1/4 cup
  • Flax seeds – 1 fistful or 2 tbsp
  • Horsegram – 1/4 cup
  • Red chillies -  10-15 nos or less..
  • Hing / Asafetida – 2 pinches
  • Garlic cloves – 5 – 7  cloves (Optional , only for garlic lovers )
  • Salt – As needed.
  • Curry leaves – a few
  • In a kadai , roast all the ingredients except salt & garlic given above adding a tsp of oil.
  • She told to roast one by one for uniform roasting but i did everything at the same time.
  • Roast till the flaxseeds start to pop. Also u’ll get a nice aroma and color change of all the dals.
  • Add the curry leaves at the end and toss for few minutes. Then switch off the flame. Please make sure no ingredient gets burnt. That totally changes the taste.
  • Once it cools down run it in mixie twice .Now add the chopped garlic pieces and the required salt.
  • Grind to make a fine powder or little coarse based on ur taste.
Yummy , healthy idly podi is ready to enjoy with idlis & dosas Smile.Mix with sesame oil or ghee !!

  • Always make in small batches so that it tastes and smells fresh .
  • It can be carried for travel too. It stays good.
  • If u want to make the same for rice, add more chillies and little pepper corns too.Mix with ghee and plain rice..
  • I’ve added equal quantity of urad and channa dal as i always want the flavor of urad dal in my idly podi. But the actual recipe dint call for urad dal . She had used only channa dal.
  • My husband loves the garlic flavor in idly podi. So i added garlic cloves at the end , But its optional. U can add 2-3 pinches of hing while roasting instead of garlic..

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  1. Thanks mam for the quick comment :)

  2. healthy and delicious podi...

  3. Nice combination of dal n legumes...a must try for me-healthy n yummy one...thanks for sharing !!

  4. Marvellous and super healthy idly podi..

  5. Healthy podi chitra,love to taste it with idly...

  6. Healthy podi ..would love to try it

  7. hi chitra, how r u? healthy podi..very new to me~!

  8. Dear Chitra, I like the way you presented the podi. Seems so flavorful. Thanks for trying mine:) Info on flax seeds is excellent....thanks again, Now I want to add a tbsp of flax powder in all my poriyals before switching off. Keep rocking dear!

  9. super healthy and inviting podi !!

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  10. very healthy and flavorful podi..this is new to me..would love to try this!!

  11. This looks awesome..Yummy Recipe


  12. Adding flax seeds and horsegram are great idea and healthy too!

  13. Hii chitra.. first time to ur space :) thanks for dropping by mine! I loved ur space... its so a happy follower now :).. Keep dropping by whenever possible!

  14. Great info about Flax seeds, I also make a powder of this sort. Sprinkle them in any variety rice too..
    BTW, Have you changed your it :)

  15. wowww. looks delicious.. i was always buying from stores.. this looks super delicious :)

  16. Thanks for stopping by my place, first time here, you have a lovely space, the podi sounds so healthy and I love the info about flaxseeds, glad to follow U..

  17. real healthy..makes a great vinaigrette with olive oil I guess!

  18. real healthy..makes a great vinaigrette with olive oil I guess!

  19. That's a ery healthy podi n flavorful too!!

    Erivum Puliyum

  20. With kollu and flax , sure sounds healthy, will have to try some time!

  21. Healthy idli podi sounds delicious n flavorful :)Nice presentation n nice great clicks as well

    Thank you Chitra for your visit n comments on my little space which lead me to this wonderful blog of yours. I'm ur new follower and hope you'll join me back and encourage me more with ur valuable comments :)

  22. Wow. Lovely addition of flax seed.Healthy recipe

  23. An aromatic powder!!!Btwyour oats & idli batter paniyaram has become quite popular at home..Thx for the recipe :)
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  24. Flax seeds and chia seeds are also great sources for Omega 3. The benefit of flax seed and the benefit of chia seeds are many. Both flax seed and chia seeds contain fiber, Omega-3 and lignans. This helps lower cholesterol and can also benefit people at risk for diabetes by regulating blood sugar by slowing down the body's absorption of sugar. Flax seed and chia seeds are also both great sources for antioxidants.

  25. Thanks a lot to all my frnds for the encouraging words. @ prats, thanks so much dear for trying oats paniyaram and for ur sweet note :) Iam very happy :)

  26. This is one of my most favorite powder chutneys and I can never get it right. I love the addition of flaxseeds! Looks great!

  27. Wow...that's an protein punch this variation...

  28. Mouthwatering ! It looks so delicious n tasty yaar.........

  29. thanks for your lovely sharing..

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