Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Spicy Flax Seed powder / avisa podi

Flax seeds are called 'Avise Ginjalu'  in Telugu. my kid used to get skin rashes frequently. This was suggested by one of the doctor to use.

then i googled and was surprised to see the benefits of this. in fact wholefoods site mentions that
'When we think about antioxidant-rich foods, the first foods that come to mind are typically vegetables and fruits. Of course, foods in both of these food groups can be outstanding sources of antioxidants! Yet according to recent research, flaxseeds also belong high up on our list of antioxidant-rich foods. When flaxseeds are compared with other commonly eaten foods in terms of their total polyphenol content (polyphenols are one very important group of antioxidants), flaxseeds rank 9th among 100 commonly eaten foods.
 Flaxseeds turn out to be significantly higher in polyphenol antioxidants than fruits like blueberries or vegetables like olives. The antioxidant benefits of flaxseeds have long been associated with prevention of cardiovascular diseases and have recently also been tied to decreased insulin resistance'

flax seeds have high omega-3 fatty acid content. Among all 129 World's Healthiest Foods, flax seeds comes out number one as a source of omega-3s! 

 This combination of features—omega-3 fatty acids, high-lignan content, and mucilage gums—is a key factor in the unique health benefits of flaxseeds.





see here to find out more here

But getting this to my 8 year old to suit to his pallet is a challenging thing for me.He likes spice powders with rice. I tried this recipe and its instant hit.


Recipe
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp urad dal  /Black gram 
  • 1/2  cup sesame seeds 
  • 1/2 cup flax seeds
  • red peppers /dried red chilles - 4-10 depending on how hot you like


Roast all these ingredients separately without oil.

Combine and grind.

Add 1 tsp salt and mix well.

Store into a air tight container.



you can  add is to curries as a seasoning.

best way to eat it is mix 1 tsp with 1/2 cup of rice and top it with ghee

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