Sunday 14 December 2014

Flaxseed Idli Podi / Chutney Powder

In this recipe I have added Flaxseed to give healthy twist to our usual Idli Podi.  Try it out to include this healthy seed in your daily routine for a healthy living!

Flaxseed - ½ cup
Urad dhal - ½ cup
Channa dhal - ¼ cup
Red chillies - 8 to 10
Asafoetida(Powder) - ½ tsp
Sesame seeds - 1 to 2 tbsp (according to your preference)
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tsp


Heat a tsp of oil in a kadai; roast the sesame seeds and flaxseeds (like sesame seeds, flaxseeds also crackle while roasting). Transfer this into a plate.

In the same kadai, roast red chillies, urad dhal and channa dhal till the colour changes to golden brown (make sure not to burn the dhals).

 Transfer that into the plate and allow to cool.

After it is completely cooled, add the flaxseeds and sesame seeds, roasted dhals, redchillies, asafoetida and salt in the blender / mixer and grind it into a coarse powder. 

Store it in an air tight container.

Serving suggestion:

Mix with gingelly oil and serve with idli / dosa / uthappam / kuzhipaniyaram.


Colour of the podi depends upon the variety and amount of chillies added.

Adjust the amount of chillies according to your taste.

You can also add 4 to 5 garlic cloves for variation.

Make sure the blender is dry before grinding dhal.


  1. Healthy podi to be served with idli dosa. Cant make a side dish healthier than this poornima.

  2. Such a healthy podi Poornima :) In India i found flaxseeds idly podi in organic shops, but nothing like making it at home.

  3. just perfect :)


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