Flax Seed Karam Podi with dry coconut is my family favorite idli podi recipe. This vegan, gluten-free and plant-based karam podi recipe is easy to make and rich in nutrients. Flaxseeds podi can be served with idli, dosa, vada, uttapam pongal, etc.
Spicy Homemade Flax Seeds Podi Recipe
Flax seeds karam podi mixed with hot gingelly oil or ghee and smeared over hot idli or dosa…your taste buds will bless you for treating them so deliciously. For us Andhraites no meal is complete without lavishly dipping our idli, dosa, vada, upttapam or even rice in spice powder (podi) mixed with hot ghee. We have half set of sweet teeth and half set of spicy. We just adore our spicy food and you can find 2-3 different varieties of spice powders always readily available in any house. Though spice powders are easily available in any grocery store these days, in most of the houses in Andhra these are freshly made till day.
Few simple ingredients are required to make any spicy and aromatic podi. I have blogged many different varieties of podis which I make regularly to go with breakfast recipes and with rice. I really love to play with ingredients while making podis. Last week when I was making Endu Kobbari Karam, which is my family favorite, I thought of adding flax seeds to it. I have never tried flax seeds before and this is my first attempt to try these nature’s wonder seeds.
Why Flax Seeds?
Because flax seeds are naturally gluten-free and podi (powder) is super easy way of incorporating them in our diet. Flax seeds are loaded with many nutrients, enriched by fibre and lowers bad cholesterol. This wonder seeds have been in used in many different ways and mostly these are powdered and added to smoothies, granola’s and salads. Can also be used as toppings on cakes, muffins and bread. Flax seed oil is also much popular these days.
Flax Seeds Dry Coconut Karam Podi
Though I have bought these flax seeds to add in smoothies and parfaits, I ended up making flax seed idli podi. I made spicy podi by combining roasted flax seeds and dry coconut. I am just loving this combo and these days this spicy flax seeds chutney podi is our favourite. When shiny, earthy and nutty flavored flax seeds are roasted and ground with aromatic dry coconut and spices, a flavorsome flax seeds dry coconut karam podi is born. Do try this soon. This spicy, nutty and aromatic podi will surely entertain your taste buds.
Must Try Karam Podi Recipes
Main Ingredients needed to make Flax Seeds Karam Podi are,
Dry Red chilies
Small piece of Tamarind
Fresh Curry Leaves
- 50 g Flax seeds
- 50 g. dry Coconut (half of dry coconut)
- 3 tbsp. Urad dal
- 12-15 dry Red chilies, remove the stalk
- 1 tbsp. Cumin seeds | Jeera
- 1 tbsp. Coriander seeds
- 6 cloves Garlic, peeled
- Small piece of Tamarind, washed and dried
- 15 fresh Curry Leaves, washed and dried
- Salt, as per taste
- 2 tbsp. Oil
How to make Flax Seeds Karam Podi Recipe
Wipe the dry coconut with a clean dry cloth and cut it into thin slices. Spread on a plate and leave to dry for 20-30 minutes.
In the meantime, dry roast flax seeds on low flame until they start to crackle like sesame seeds. Remove on to a plate and leave it cool.
In the same pan, dry roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds until they start to change color. Remove and set aside.
Add 1 tbsp. of oil and fry urad dal until nice golden. Remove onto a plate and in the same pan fry curry leaves until crisp. Set aside.
If needed add 1 tbsp. of oil and fry dry red chilies until they start to change color. Remove and leave to cool.
In a mixer jar add coconut slices and pulse until coarse, now add roasted cumin seeds, coriander seeds, urad dal and fried dry red chilies. Pulse for another 30 seconds.
Now add flax seeds and pulse for another 20 seconds. Lastly add tamarind, garlic, salt and fried curry leaves. Grind to make coarse powder.
Upon cooling completely, store in a clean and dry air tight container. Always use clean and dry spoon to serve this spice powder.
Serve this flax seeds-dry coconut podi with any south Indian breakfasts or plain rice with a dollop of hot ghee.
Add love to make this flaxseeds idli podi taste ‘Yummy’.
Lubna's Serving Suggestions:
You can serve this spicy and nutritious flaz seeds karam podi with,
- hot steamed rice with dollop of ghee. Bliss!
- serve this by sprinkling over hot idlis
- instead of regular idli podi try this flax podi on uttapam and I bet you will end up eating more. Do give it a try.
- sprinkle this over any dosa. Tastes best when sprinkled over onion or podi or masala dosa.
- you can even use this flax seeds powder in vada pav
- try sprinkling over maggi, do believe me, it tastes yum.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g