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It ‘s winter and dry skin and cold is back. I usually increase my intake of chilly, garlic, vitamin e , soups, hot green tea and ofcourse spicy food! (Lets go for spicy curried flax seed powder.)

Some very old or ancient recipes are making a come back. One such recipe is flax-seed curried powder. It is prepared in rural areas of Karnataka and Andhra-pradesh(south-indian states). I have modified it a bit according to my need and taste. It is tasty and healthy and it is storable is dry air-tight container. It can be stored for over a month in refrigerator.

Curried dry flax seed powder-healthy and storable!

How to use this powder?

  • Just sprinkle over salad and serve. You can make dressing by mixing it with olive oil and tossing over salads. I have tried it with chickpea salad, apple-pomegranate salad and potato-sweet potato and raw mango salad. It was amazingly tasty!
  • You can mix it with yogurt and use as a spread on toast or tortillas.
  • Mix it with a teaspoon of butter and just spread it over breads, rotis, parathas (indian flat breads)
  • Add few teaspoons of curried flax seeds powder to gravies and curries. You will get consistency of gravy as well as taste.

Curried dry flax seed powder-healthy and storable!

Here goes the recipe,

Ingredients

400 gms (11/2 cup) flax-seeds

3/4 cup garlic cloves

1/2 cup dry coconut(cut in small pieces)

3/4 cup dry red chillies

1/4 dry coriander seeds

1/4 cumin seeds

3-4 tbsp jaggery or sugar

salt

1 tsp oil (for red chillies)

Curried dry flax seed powder-healthy and storable!

Procedure

Curried dry flax seed powder-healthy and storable!

  • Take a flat bottom vessel and dry roast flax-seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds one by one on minimum heat. Do not burn any seeds else it will give burnt taste and smell.
  • Now in the same vessel , add oil. Put dry red chillies and roast for about two minutes.
  • Allow all the ingredients to cool down.

Curried dry flax seed powder-healthy and storable!

  • Now grind flax seeds, corinader seeds, cumin seeds,garlic, dry red chillies, salt, jaggery and coconut pieces (all togather) to powder.

Curried dry flax seed powder-healthy and storable!

The powder will have little stickyness due to garlic and will taste little spicy and sweet along with little saltiness.

Curried dry flax seed powder-healthy and storable!

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