Monday, June 29, 2015

Flax Seeds Chutney

Flax seeds have two names in Marathi. They are known as "Alashi" (अळशी) or "Javas"(जवस ). Today, I am featuring Flax seeds chutney which was inspired by my KarLyachi Chutney.

Javasachi Chutney
जवसाची चटणी
Flax seeds powder

1 cup Flax Seeds
1 cup peanuts
1/2 cup puffed chana daal/Pandharpuri Daale

12 - 15 dried red chilies
2 small pieces of dried mango slices (from India or Indian stores)

salt to taste
1/2 tsp asafoetida
1 tsp sugar

1. Heat a cast iron kadhai/pan. Roast flax seeds, peanuts, puffed chana daal, asafoetida and red chilies one after the other.
2. Take them out and keep separately to cool down. Make sure to peel off peanuts.
3. Roast dry mango slices quickly for a few seconds.
4. After all the ingredients are dried, grind the chutney along with salt, sugar and asafoetida.
5. Make sure to grind to a fine powder. However, take care not to grind for a long time resulting in buttery consistency.

Note -
1. You can increase or decrease the amount of red chilies per your taste.
2. Do not let any ingredient burn while roasting.
3. Do roast them individually, one after the other as roasting time is different for each ingredient.
4. Store in an air tight container. Store in a refrigerator.
5. You can add one or two cloves of garlic for variation. In that case, roast it after chilies before grinding.

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