FLAXSEEDS AND PEANUT PODI



I developed the habit of eating podis with rice from my husband. He loves all types of podis. These podis also makes for a quick lunch with some rice when we go out anywhere for long hours and come home hungry. With just some sesame oil or ghee, podis and rice makes a delicious meal. Coming on the podi recipe, I made this for the first time after seeing it in a magazine under the name “Andhra style podi”. This time, I tweaked the original recipe by adding some flaxseeds, garlic powder, cumin seeds, and curry leaves. The result was so flavorful and many times tastier than the original version. We loved it so much that the whole bottle was over in just a few days and I have been making it this way since then.


INGREDIENTS:

1. Shelled dry peanuts, 1 cup.

2. Roasted channa dhal (pottukadalai), ½ cup.

3. Flaxseeds, ¼ cup. If ground flaxseeds are used, fry them for a few

4. Garlic powder, 1 teaspoon.

5. Cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon.

6. Red chilies, 5-6 or more depending upon the preferred heat level. My version was little bit mild.

7. Salt as per taste.

8. Curry leaves, 2 sprigs.


PREPARATION:

Dry roast peanuts and flax seeds under low flame until they turn to a slight brown color. (If ground flaxseeds are used, they can be roasted separately for a few minutes and added to the powder in the end). Now roast the red chilies, cumin seeds, and curry leaves separately. The curry leaves turn crispy. Let everything cool and once cooled blend all the ingredients (both roasted and the other) into a smooth powder. To serve, mix in a tablespoon of powder with some rice and ghee or sesame oil and enjoy.

42 comments:

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Awesome healthy podi. Just saw one another variation of a podi at Priya's Ez N tasty. She has made it with oats and flaxseeds..this looks equally delicious dear!

Kiran said...

Dear Gita ,
A very healthy podi/powder indeed.
Nutritious ,protein rich and fibre rich powder.Love it.

Divya Vikram said...

Love the addition of flax seeds and peanuts! Sounds flavorful!

Nithu Bala said...

Nice podi Gita..I too love all varieties of podi..Priya too posted one today with flax seed..

Priya said...

peanut podi...nutritous.I think sounds like dal powder,tastes like peanut powder..i cant wait to try it..

PriyaRaj said...

Never tried any podi's till now... now only saw another podi in Priya's space ... this also new to me..but sounds diff & nice dear .

Nandini said...

I know it's going podi mania! Very flavourful and tasty podi! Awesome! Love the color you got:)

Nisha said...

I'm bookmarking this one Gita , i really want to use more of flaxseed and this recipe sounds yummy.

sangi said...

U always come up with such healthy ideas!...i really want 2 try it..tnx dear

kitchen queen said...

Gita I am a very big fan of podis of any variety.Your peanut podi seems very nice and tasty.thanks for sharing dear.

Sushma Mallya said...

Fresh & flavourful..

BeenaShylesh said...

healthy podi......i neaver tried this......

Pavithra said...

I have off late been asked to include lots of flaxseeds but i dint know how to have it.

As I am an ardent lover of podi, this is perfect .

Tina said...

Healthy and delicious powder...

Aruna Manikandan said...

Healthy powder...
Must give a try :-)

Padhu said...

I too have all sorts of podi which will come handy when we are lazy or do not have time .I like this healthy podi .Addition of flaxseeds sounds great.Being a health freak I love visiting your blog for healthy recipes.

Priya said...

Wow Gita, we have same thought its seems..this peanut podi and flax seeds combination sounds marvellous..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I have not even seen flax seeds,will look for it next time in the shop,sounds good gita!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Awesome podi. I too love to have podis with hot rice. Quite healthy too.

Sarah Naveen said...

Healthy and yummy!!..thanx for sharing the recipe..

Deepa G Joshi said...

peanut podi with flax seeds..great combo..great with idlis or curd rice

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PALATABLE said...

It is healthy and yummy but never tried with flaxseed, beautiful color too...

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Vrinda said...

Gr8 healthy podi....

Swapna Sree said...

healthy podi...perfect with hot rice..

Usha said...

Very healthy podi, looks yum !

Cham said...

Good handy podi!

Malar Gandhi said...

That is so kool, flax seeds and peanuts podi' sounds very aromatic and trendy to me:)

Rachana Kothari said...

A very healthy podi recipe dear!

Kiran said...

Dear Gita,
I would like to share an award with you.It is waiting for you at my blog, please come and collect it!!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Podi seems very healthy n innovative dear. Must have tasted great with rice.

PriyaRaj said...

pls collect ur award from my blog

BeenaShylesh said...

an award waiting for u in my blog..

Supriya Nair said...

Love the recipe dear. So healthy with flaxseed. I have shared a sweet award with you dear. Please do collect it from my space and post it!

Nithu Bala said...

Dear Gita, You have awards waiting at my blog..please do collect them Dear..

Babli said...

Very innovative and interesting recipe. Looks healthy and with full of flavour.

Saveurs et Gourmandises said...

Une recette que je ne connaissais pas du tout.
C'est sain et bon.
A bientôt.

Siddhi S said...

nice podi gita...loved adtion of flax seeds..healthy one

Ann said...

Wow, sounds so healthy and tasty, must give a try soon :)

Jagruti said...

Lovely and healthy podi Gita!!

Pari said...

Hi Gita, How's life?
Very interesting podi and adding flax makes it very healthy too.

Kavitha said...

Flax seeds in Podi....sounds interesting and healthy too...I am a great lover of podi, going to try this. Thanks for the recipe :)

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