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JAVAS / ALSI / AGASHI CHUTNEY / FLAX SEED CHUTNEY

Recipe: Flaxseeds roasted and ground with garlic, chili and salt !

Flaxseed Chutney
Flax also know as common flax or linseed is known as agashi in Kannada or javas/alsi in Marathi. North Karnataka is famous for its different varieties of dry chutneys and this is one of them. With its warm and nutty flavor the flax seeds/javas/agashi/alasi is dry roasted, combined with garlic,  red chili powder and ground to a fine powder.  Back then we didn’t know that this has so much of health benefits which you can find below. This is a simple North Karnataka style of making the chutney and one can use additional ingredients like peanuts, roasted chana/split peas and dry coconut, but if one is just interested in flax seeds than, this is just it! And tastes very much like karle/gural/nyger seeds chutney.
    One of the most healthy and beneficial, Flax seeds are excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids and dietary fiber. Flax seed oil is considered to be the vegetarian/ vegan substitute or alternative for fish oil omega 3 supplements(EPA and DHA). Some of the heath benefits of the flax seeds are mentioned below [source:WHfoods]
  • Rich in fiber
  • Protects bone health
  • Protection against heart disease, cancer and diabetes
  • Comparable cholesterol lowering benefits to statin drugs
  • Lowers blood pressure in persons with high cholesterol
  • Fends off dry eyes
  • Reduces hot flashes almost 60% in women
The chutney can be used in regular meals with chapati/roti as a side with yogurt or just sprinkle it on your meals/vegetables/ breads/sandwiches. Combine it with yogurt to make a dip for regular chips and toasts !

Ingredients:
1 cup of flax seeds(200 g)/agashi/alsi/javas
1 tsp chili powder
4 –5 big cloves of garlic
salt to taste
 Flaxseed Chutney (2)

Preparation Method
1. Dry roast the flax seeds till they turn dark brown. (These are light brown in color and gives a nice aroma while roasting!)
2. Cool them and then combine with chili powder, salt and garlic
3. Grind to a fine powder and store in a air tight container.
4. This remains good for month without refrigeration and serve it as needed (mentioned above)

Preparation Time: 15 – 20 mins


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41 comments:

simplyfood said...

My 1st time here on your blog.This is interesting I just bought a pack of flax seeds for another recipe and was wonderering what to do with the rest.:)

kitchen queen said...

The flax seed chutney looks nice and I would love to mix and eat it with hot rice and ghee.

Sarah Naveen said...

I have never tried this...Sounds great and looks simply yummy...

Padma said...

Very healthy powder. Nice click. Did not know its names in Kannada.
I also try adding them little bit in my dry curries once a while.

Gulmohar said...

Unique recipe..Sounds healthy and yumm..Thanks for sharing :-)

prasu said...

Thanks dear for sharing such a healthy and yummy chutney dear....

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow..never knew it is so healthy..it looks good to try with curd rice..

Siddhi S said...

Hey SE nice chutney recipe...its new 2 me...perfect for this season

Priya said...

Such a healthy powder,looks great SE..

Rachana Kothari said...

Wow! The Chutney looks great... Will try it out soon.. I didnt know the health benefits of flax seeds.Thanks for sharing this recipe.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Very healthy & spicy chutney.

PJ said...

you know I have been thinking for many days that i need to add more flax-seeds to my diet.. but for some reason i just never made the connection that flax is javas! so good for you to have posted this.. I am surely going to make this this weekend, javas chutney is my favorite!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Any chutney powder is welcome with hot rice and ghee. This is new to me. Never heard of this. Thx for sharing this wonderful preparation.

Chitchat

Mona said...

This is great!! Never thought I could find this recipe online - thanks a lot :) Great blog as well, keep it up. Gharchi athvan yete vachun.

Mona said...

Sorry I forgot to ask - do you know what karalyachi chatni is made from as well?? I will request a recipe if possible.

Cham said...

Actually I ve never seen flax seeds in India! Chutney sounds healthy and tasty!

Prathibha said...

lovely powder..gr8 combo with hot rice and ghee

SE said...

@Cham, flax seeds is very common in India, atleast in Maharashtra and Karnataka. I guess it should also be available in other parts, provided you know the local name for it.

@Mona, karalyache chutney is made from the seeds as well known as karal/kale til (not black sesame) and are also known as niger/nyger seeds in english and gural in kannada. Recipe is similar to flaxseed chutney, but additionally need to add the dry coconut

Rohini said...

Fully power packed powder na?? Didnt know that it had so many benefits..Now will go in search of flaxseeds!! :)

s said...

flaxseeds are def one of natures power foods..though im still trying to get a hold of it here in Goa..

Joanne said...

I would not have thought to put flax seed in chutney but this is a great way to sneak it in there!

Pari said...

Hi.I keep making this chutney, in fact it was there in my drafts, will post my version some day.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

What a delicious idea for flaxseed! I usually add it to my oatmeal. Never knew what else to do with it.

kothiyavunu said...

Looks & sounds great!! love to have it with with hot rice and ghee.:)

Spice said...

Flaxseed is common in my kitchen... but never heard of it as chutney powder...though I do add it some dips, but total chutney of it is awesome....in north we call ot alsi....

Parita said...

A different chutney indeed!

Tina said...

Sounds healthy and delicious...

Sushma Mallya said...

Sounds interesting,never used flax seeds yet...will try making this one

RAKS KITCHEN said...

thats very new to me,but sure sounds good!

Dolly said...

OMG..so many benefits and I still have'nt tried these Flax seeds. Denu, thanks for the beautiful write-up and a very informative post. Flax seeds Chutney sounds good and looks yummy. What a beautiful click.

Please collect the Beautiful Blogger Award from my blog.You deserve it.You are a great blogpal.

Sheetal Kiran said...

This is such a delicious way to get a healthy dose in! You have lovely space, SE ... can't believe I missed out for as long as I have. Wonderful photo too!

nivedita said...

Hi
This chutney is must in our kitchen. I too have it in my menu in my blog.
Please can you collect the award from my blog.

Asha said...

Oh, I made Flax seeds chutney last week too and in the jar!! Your's looks delicious as well, I love the taste and use this in many ways. Great post SE!:)

Yasmeen said...

Flax chutney is a great idea,can't wait to try :D

Malar Gandhi said...

Full of goodness, innovative recipe...looks perfect:)

Nostalgia said...

Very cool...i know a recipe for bread that uses these seeds but a podi.. Indian style is just too cool. Thanks for sharing

SE said...

hey..all ..thanks for your wonderful comments. Do try this, as it is very healthy and a traditional North Karnataka recipe !!

nisha said...

Wow bookmarking this one , totally new to me

s said...

tried this..great recipe..thanks a bunch!

Sarika said...

Dr Sarika
I Have Tried it on my father,a pt of Hypercholesteremia.And i Found A Great Medicine,I Got Dramatic Result....

dpsfd2005 said...

THANKS FOR THE GOOD ITEM. GOOD SITE. WE LIKE NATURAL CHUTNEYS, DRY AND WET. WITHOUT COOKING THAT IS.
VERY GOOD FOOD PRODUCT. HARMLESS TO HEALTH. Use black salt, sendha namak or pink salt instead of white salt which is poison,indeed. We try to guide with regard to what is right and wrong in food.
D PARAMESWARAN
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