Thursday, July 19, 2012

Spicy Flax Meal Podi and Spinach Rice.

Flax seeds was something new to me when I saw bloggers using them in their baking as a replacement for egg. I started trying this in my baking experiments and to my surprise the baked goodies turned out super soft and moist. I got over excited and got a big bag of Flax meal from whole foods couple of months back.Though Flax seeds is a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids, it has very poor shelf life. So I always keep it sealed in the refrigerator. In my quest to find different ways to use that bag of flax meal , I came across this recipe for FlaxMeal and Peanut Podi from Usha's VegInspirations. Needless to say about her blog, she has so many recipes anything healthy :)
We use this podi as multipurpose podi for rice, Idli, dosa etc.,


I did not use Jaggery as in her recipe,except that I followed the same::
Ingredients: 
1 cup raw unsalted peanuts.( I used the roasted , lightly salted ones)
1/2 cup sesame seeds (white)
1/2 cup Channa dhal
1/2 cup blach gram dhal with skin( I used whole urad dhal)
1/2 cup flax seed meal
8 red chillies ( I used very less compared to her recipe, add more if you like it really spicy)

How to make the powder:
Dry roast each of the ingredients one by one in a low flame.Switch off the stove and add the Flax meal in the pan and give it a toss. Cool all the ingredients and powder it your dry/spice grinder.Do not make it to smooth powder. Store it in an airtight container.


This Spinach rice is one of my recipe which I experimented with this podi...The peanuts in the podi and spinach compliments each other. Perfect lunch box dish.

Ingredients:
1 cup cooked rice
2 cups roughly chopped spinach
1/2 cup chopped onions
2 cloves of garlic finely minced
1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
curry leaves (optional)
turmeric optional (I did not use this)
2 tblsp of Flaxseed podi
1tsp lemon juice

Method:
In a wide pan add 2 tblsp of olive oil, 
To this add cumin seeds and wait till it splutters.
Now add the onions and chopped garlic  fry till slightly brown
To this add the chopped spinach and stir fry till wilts completly.
Add salt and turmeric, mix well.
Now add the cooked rice and mix well.
Switch off the stove, add the Flax seeds podi and mix well to combine.
Finally add the lemon juice and gently stir the rice.
Serve with Raita.
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22 comments:

Shanthi said...

Nice recipe. Looks wonderful and delicious.

Priya said...

Wat a healthy podi, love the way you spiced ur spinach rice with this homemade podi.

DivyaGCP said...

Interesting combination of flavors. Rice looks delicious.

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Julie said...

Very delicious & yummy spinach rice!!

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Spice up the Curry said...

spinach rice is looking fabulous. yumm

Mahi said...

Delicious podi..I love the glass jar in the picture.

Shobha Kamath said...

The podi with flax seed is new to me. And the spinach rice looks inviting.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Looks so tasty and inviting :}

SouthIndianHome said...

Healthy and delicious rice

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Priya R said...

spinach rice is such an interesting recipe will sure give it a try... first time here you got a great collection of recipes... do follow me back http://cooklikepriya.blogspot.co.uk/

Chandrani said...

Very flavorful and useful podi.



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Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow healthy recipe,luks delicious...

Misty said...

Will try this spinach rice as I love spinach for its vitamin K. :) Also, I usually use this in making smoothie. By the way, can I add a little turmeric/curcumin powder in this recipe?

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Delicious rice preparation...happy to follow you...will be glad if you follow back...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow flavorful podi,i wish i could have it with hot rice:)

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healthy dish.

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