Flax Seed Idly Spice Powder /Flax Seed Idly Milagai podi

Flax seeds are known for its numerous health benefits and it contains lot of omega-3 fatty acid which reduce the risk of heart disease.

As it has a nutty flavor,it needs to be mixed along with some spices to make it tasty.One such easy way to include flax seed is making idly podi/powder.Here I have used a good amount of curry leaves to make it even more flavorful.

As spice powder comes under condiments,I am sharing this podi for the day 2 of Blogging Marathon#77,themed Condiments.Off to the recipe..........

                                Flax Seed Idly Powder/Flax seed Idly Podi 

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 25 minutes
   Makes ~ around 2 cups



Channa dhal/kadala paruppu
1/4 cup
Flax seeds/Aali vidhai
1/2 cup
Urad dhal/ulutham paruppu
1/3 cup
Coriander seeds/dhaniya
2 tbs
Red chilly/varamilagai
1/4 tsp
Curry leaves/karivepillai
5-6 sprigs
-5 fat cloves
2 tsp
1 tsp or to taste
  • Add 1/2 tsp of oil and fry the red chilly in a medium flame till the color changes and crisp remove it.Fry curry leaves till the curry leaves turned crisp.
  • Now fry the crushed garlic in the pan and fry it for a minute and remove it.Remove it from the keep it.In the same pan add few drops of oil and fry the coriander seeds till it becomes golden and crisp.Set it aside.
  • Add the channa dhal in pan with few drops of oil.Fry it till golden color and nice aroma comes out.Add the asafoetida and remove it.
  • Fry the urad dhal also the same way.Add in the flax seeds and fry it.After some time it will pop up and gets fried.Put off the flame and let it be in the hot pan for few minutes.Remove it,let all the ingredients get cool down.
  • After cooling,take the red chillies, curry leaves,salt,dhals and coriander seeds in a dry blender jar.Give it a pulse and  grind it to a bit coarse powder.Now add the garlic and flax seeds and pulse it.Do not run the blender continuously.The spicy flax seed powder is ready.
  • Store it in an air tight container.Serve it with idly or dosa along with sesame oil or melted ghee..

  • The amount red chilly given here is for a bit spicier version.It can be altered according to personal preference. 
  • Roast the ingredients separately to get roasted evenly.
  • While grinding the flax seed,do not run the blender continuously.



Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM#77


Such a delicious podi Nalini...Amma makes something similar with Flax seeds and it is so good!

I love the way you have incorporated flax seed in your podi , it gets disguised and adds a healthy element besides being delicious .

Super clicks and all the homemade goodness comes very handy for a working mom..! lovely share dear..

love this home made podi masala and its got added health benefits.

what a fiber rich as well as yummy spice powder for sure

Amazing.. I have been meaning to try such podi for a long time. the use of flaX seeds makes it quite healthy and I am tempted to try this one. bookmarking it

Ho wow! Looks delicious. No one will know there is flax seeds here.

Just love this spice powder, just need some dosas or idlies to enjoy with this fabulous spice powder.

Amazing clicks for this humble podi!

This is the mouth-watering dish. Thanks for posting such delicious recipe.

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