May 15, 2015

Tomato and Flaxseed Chutney Recipe

This chutney is one of my latest discovery. I bought few packets of flaxseed from my super market and have been looking for recipes to include it. Whenever we make chutney, we either add some chana dal or coconut for the thickness in it, so this time i thought of using flaxseeds in them which gives the thickness automatically..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Serves : 2 to 3


Oil - 1 tsp
Garlic - 4 cloves
Dry Red Chilli - 2 to 3
Tomatoes - 1 large chopped
Flaxseeds - 2 tblspn
Salt to taste
Tamarind pulp - 1 tsp

For Seasoning:
Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp


Heat 1 tsp oil in a kadai. Add in garlic, chillies, flax seed and saute till golden. Remove it to a blender.

In the same kadai, add in tomatoes and cook till it is cooked. Remove it to the same blender,

Add in salt, tamarind into that. Puree till smooth.

Transfer this to a bowl.

Heat 1 tblspn oil in a kadai, add in mustard and let them pop.

Pour this over the chutney and mix well.


Take all your ingredients

Heat oil in a kadai

Add in garlic, chillies and flaxseeds

saute them for 2 to 3 mins till it turns golden

Remove them to a blender jar

In the same pan

add in tomatoes

cook till raw smell leaves from it

Now add this to the blender jar as well

Add in salt to taste

and a little tamarind

Puree it smoothly, add water as needed

Remove this to a bowl

Heat oil for seasoning
Add in some mustard seeds and let them pop

pour this over the chutney

mix well



  1. Can sunflower seeds be used in place of flax seeds?

  2. Aarthi,
    Am gonna try this recipe today. Just curious to learn the reason behind using flax seeds. Will try it and let you know how it came out.
    Thanks for the recipe.

  3. I tried this recipe and trying your other south indian recipes for over 6 months. Thank you for your simple recipes and picture presentations. It was very helpful and am recommending your site to my friends too.

  4. I've been looking for a way to include flax seeds in my diet.. your post is of great help..thank you!!

  5. Thanks for teaching me to use flaxseed in Indian cooking..

  6. Super method to add flax seed in our diet. Any other ways?


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