In a pan dry roast ½ cup flax seeds.
Roast in medium flame. This will start popping up.
Keep it aside
Roast 2 tbsp urad dal in the same pan.
Once half done, add 2 tbsp chutney dal| pottukadalai. Both the dals will give a nice texture and volume to the Flax seeds podi.
Roast till urad dal turns golden brown.
Keep it aside.
In the pan add 8-9 red chili. I added less later felt it was very less spicy and then added more.
Add 4 garlic cloves. You can add more if you want to get a good garlicky flavour.
Add 1/3 cup curry leaves. Adding curry leaves is optional. I wanted to add curry leaves in the diet so added it in the podi.
Roast in medium flame.
Let the leaves turn crispy.
Let this sit in the pan for 5 mins.
Cool all the ingredients completely.
Powder in a mixie. Do not grind for too long, as the flax seeds will start leaving oil.
Spread in a plate for 5 mins to get rid of the mixie heat.
Store in a clean dry jar.