Flax seed , sesame seeds and groundnuts have been an important part of the Maharashtrian diet since ages. Dry powder chutneys are easy to make and store , so there is always some stock in the kitchen . You just have to take some of the chutney, drench it in oil or ghee , and enjoy any meal with this condiment.
Flaxseed has gained popularity in the recent past because of its health benefits , the Good fat or the Omega 3 content that we get out of it . But the fact remains that its super tasty too!
The Marathi folks new the importance of flaxseed , much before it was scientifically discovered 😉 . After delivery and throughout the lactating period , its a tradition to give women flax seed and coconut laddoo and even flax seed kheer , to help them cope up with the life-stage. And under the hashtag #itshealthyforthebaby , we end up eating a lot of stuff keeping aside the sentiments of our taste buds . But that would be the topic for a completely different post .
Coming back to Jawas chutney / flaxseed chutney, its easy to prepare . The only technique involved being dry roasting the ingredients , taking care not to burn the ingredients. Just this and a good mixer grinder , and the chutney would be done !
You can easily store it in an air-tight container under room temperature , and enjoy it whenever you want! Just add some oil or ghee and enjoy with piping hot roti , rice , dosa or idly!