This was the first time I tried flax seed in iddli making.

I usually add flax seed powder to make chappathi,buttermilk, juice breakfast porridges

and sweets.

Flax seed has amazing health and cosmetic benefits so including this in your diet is

positively good.

Briefly pointing to health facts.

*Good for lowering cholesterol and blood pressure

*Controls sugar levels thus good for diabetics

*Helps to kill cancer cells

*Rich in protein and Omega-3 fats

*High levels of VitaminE help in hydrating the skin and hair.

Check for detailed benefits and avail nature’s offers.

Now I think I’ll move on to the recipe.


1/2 cup flax seed powder

1/4 cup ragi flour (kurakkan)

1/4 cup urad dal soaked for 5 hours

1 cup rawa/semolina ( roasted rawa)

1/4 cup curd

A pinch of baking soda

Salt to taste

To temper

1 tsp gingelly oil/ghee

1/4 mustard

1-2 green chillies cut fine

1/2 tsp ginger chopped

Curry leaves.


Grind the soaked urad dal to a fine paste.

Mix the rest of the ingredients with 3/4 water .Cover and leave overnight or untill


Next day mix the batter adding water if required ( not pouring consistency).

Temper with the ingredients listed for tempering and steam for 8-10 minutes.

Serve with sambhar,chutneys of your choice.

Do try, and post in your comments!


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