ಅಗಸೆ ಬೀಜ ಚಟ್ನಿಪುಡಿ or Flax seeds chutney pudi is one of a very flavourful chutneypudi. Like in my earlier post on Bangalore style Chutney pudi, this condiment is a favourite with Akki Rotti or any flattened bread. Chutneypudi is one condiment that never goes out of style, and I keep looking for ideas that make it better. Flax seeds needs no introduction to the blogging world - rich in fibre and great for the heart and blood, its also used as an egg replacer in many recipes. I also have another variation called Godhi Chutneypudi (flavoured powder with wholewheat)
Today's post is the 2nd in the One State-3 cuisines series of Blogging Marathon #47, we read so much about the Malnad Cuisine yesterday, and today we move to South Central Karnataka which boasts of delicacies like Avarekaalu Akki Thari uppittu (field beans Upma), Obbattu. , Majjigehuli, Mysore Masala Dosa, Kosambari, Davangere Benne Dose, Chutneypudi, Ragi Mudde, Maavinakaayi Chitranna, Mysorepak etc.
Green chillies, garlic and onion are used very sparingly in this cuisine (traditionally speaking), although most households use them now. Jaggery is also used extensively in making Rasam, Puliyogare etc and as I hail from this region, it took the DH quite some years to understand why I was using jaggery in almost all curries / rasam too. Its mostly to round off the bitterness or acidity or heat / pungency from other ingredients. The method of serving food in a thali is also particular to this region and is described here in this elaborate post of Obbattu.
Also as the temperature is quite temperate / cool most of the year, vegetables are used extensively in cooking, as is coconut too. Today's post is a super yum condiment thats sure to tickle ur palate. I have modified Prathibha's recipe a bit, but thanks to her for a wonderful variation of Chutneypudi. We enjoy it with Idli / Dosa / Rotti.
Prep time : 15 mins | Roasting and powdering time : 15 mins
Makes : Approx 200 gms of the Spice Powder
Stays : Upto 1 month without refrigeration, use dry spoon for every use
Agase beeja Chutneypudi - flaxseed spice powder
Cuisine : Karnataka, type : Condiment, Spice level : Moderately spicy
- Flax seeds - 3/4 cup
- Bengal gram (channa Dal) - 1/3 cup
- Urad Dal - 2 TBSP
- Coriander seeds - 3 TBSP
- Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
- Copra / dry coconut - grated - 1/2 cup
- Byadgi / kashmiri red chillies - 10
- Pandi / hot red chillies - 6 to 8
- Curry leaves - 1/2 cup packed
- Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp (if powdered)
- Tamarind - medium lemon sized
- Jaggery - same quantity as tamarind
- Salt - to taste
- Oil - 1 TBSP
- Wash flax seeds under running water in a sieve, drain immediately.
- In a hot dry kadai (pan), dry roast this wet flax seeds for 2-3 mins till it dries up and starts spluttering. Transfer to a plate.
- Now dry roast all ingredients separately in the same order as listed (except for the chillies, jaggery and tamarind). Transfer to another plate.
- Now add the oil, and roast the chillies for 1-2 mins till they get glossy, transfer, and in the remaining oil toss the tamarind for 45 - 60 seconds till it gets crispy.
- First grind flax seeds, tamarind, coriander seeds, jeera and chillies together. You would get a brownish mixture.
- Now add asafoetida, salt, curry leaves and grind again to coarse powder.
- Lastly add copra, jaggery and just pulse for 10-15 seconds (too much grinding after copra is added will result in oil being released by copra).
- Check for salt and spices . Adjust if required.
- If you need some more spice, dry roast a tsp or two of kashmiri chilli powder separately for 15-20 seconds and then mix it once more.