19 November 2010

Linseed also known as ' FLAXSEED'

Flaxseed has been used in cooking from many years but recently the healthy benefits of these seeds are understood by all. It contains soluble and insoluble fiber, heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids and lignans, which acts as an antioxidant when consumed. It has anticoagulant property too.
To get all the nutrients it is important to know how to use it. Grounded flaxseed powder can be sprinkled in curries, gravies, hot or cold cereals, fruit smoothies and chutney.
Here is a interesting receipe using flaxseed. Roast each of these ingredients seperately- a bunch of curry leaves, a handful of bengal gram dhal( channa dhal), red chillies, pinch of asafoetida,tamarind and flaxseeds .Roast each ingredient seperately without oil. Add salt to these roasted ingredients and powder it finely and you get a delicious, spicy and nutritious chutney powder! Try this and use it with all dosas, idli's andyour favourite items.

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