Jawas Chutney | Flaxseed Chutney

Flaxseeds are widely used in India in the form of chutney. It has different name in different region like Flaxseed, Jawas in Marathi, Alsi in North India, ali virai in Tamil ,tishi in Bengali, pesi in oriya ,agasi in Kannada and many more.

Flaxseeds are very healthy as it is good source of omega-3 fats. They are used in cancer prevention and good for digestive health because of its fiber content.

In my home, we always have Jawas Chutney in dry form, as a side dish with any vegetable. When I learnt its benefits, I made Flaxseed powder without adding any spice and often sprinkle a spoonful in my kids breakfast. Breakfast can be any dish like cornflakes or pancakes or parathas, I make sure I put flaxseed powder.

We can make flaxseed ladoos, chutneys and  can use in parathas also. For making chutney , I use red chili powder and salt. This chutney can stay for longer time in shelf. If you add garlic to it, then you may have to finish it soon. I use roasted flaxseed.

There are 10 Best Recipes of Flaxseeds which you can make for your daily meals.

1 /2 Cup Flax Seeds
1 1/2 tsp. Red Chili Powder
1 1/2 tsp. Cumin Seeds
Salt for taste


1.Heat up pan on medium heat.
2. Dry roast flax seeds on low to medium heat and keep on stirring continuously.
3. Once flax seeds are roasted nicely from all sides, let it cools down completely.
4. Transfer flax seeds into blender and Red Chili powder, whole cumin seeds and Salt.
5. Blend everything to make it into fine powder. Jawas or Flax seeds chutney is ready.
Use flaxseed chutney as a side dish with roti and vegetable. 

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