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Flax seeds podi
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Flax seeds podi

Flax seeds podi for rice - Health podi recipes
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • ½ cup Flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp Urad dal
  • 2 tbsp Chutney dal | pottukadalai
  • 8-9 Red chili
  • 1/3 cup Curry leaves
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • Salt as needed


  • 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.
  • Switch off.
  • 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.



1. I added 5 chilis later felt it is less so increased the quantity in the ingredients.
2. You can increase the garlic to get more garlicky of the flax seeds podi.