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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
METHOD
  • 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 !!

NOTES
  • 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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40 comments :

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

A real healthy powder .

Chitra said...

Thanks mam for the quick comment :)

NiVi said...

healthy and delicious podi...

Sangeetha M said...

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

Priya Suresh said...

Marvellous and super healthy idly podi..

Unknown said...

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

Menaga Sathia said...

super healthy podi!!

Gayathri Anand said...

Healthy podi ..would love to try it

Rekha shoban said...

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

Unknown said...

Sure healthy and yummy podi

Vikis Kitchen said...

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!

Sravs said...

super healthy and inviting podi !!

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Spicy-Aroma said...

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

Priya dharshini said...

Yummy podi...luv it with idli.

Aarthi said...

This looks awesome..Yummy Recipe

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hotpotcooking said...

Healthy version...

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

healthy recipe..i love ur presentation

Cham said...

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

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

very nice podi... love it!

Rasi said...

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

Sumi said...

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 header..love it :)

Vineetha Sush said...

Healthy and yummy one...

Ganga Sreekanth said...

looks so tempting ...loved it!!

Lena Jayadev said...

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

Hema said...

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..

Vanamala Hebbar said...

looks nice...

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

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

ahmedabadonnet said...

So easy...
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Julie said...

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

Erivum Puliyum

Raks said...

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

PrathibhaSreejith said...

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 :)

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Shylaja said...

Wow. Lovely addition of flax seed.Healthy recipe

Prathima Rao said...

An aromatic powder!!!Btwyour oats & idli batter paniyaram has become quite popular at home..Thx for the recipe :)
Prathima Rao
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janey10021 said...

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.

Chitra said...

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 :)

themustardseed said...

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

lubnakarim06 said...

Wow...that's an protein punch powder...love this variation...

www.mahaslovelyhome.com said...

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

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