This goes well with anything. For chapati mix, add little with curd or ghee.
Note: A very good source of Omega 3 for vegetarians, flax seeds can be eaten in small quantities daily.
Here are a few ways by which you can make the best use of flaxseeds from nutrition expert, Parvathy Radhakrishnan.
1. Flaxseeds absorb water 10 to 14 times its weight because of its high fibre content. This behaviour makes it an effective laxative in those who have constipation, gives bulking effect, reduces hunger in those trying to eat less and helps in binding with and removing fats and cholesterol. Take one tablespoon of ground flaxseeds mixed with 5 to 10 ounces of water to curb hunger between meals or as a therapy to reduce cholesterol or blood sugar. The high fibre content also makes flaxseeds a good ingredient in foods that would control blood sugar.
2. Add ground flaxseeds to your salad. The ground form is more digestible and hence it is best used ground.
3. Add to your bowl of cereal or oatmeal to increase the health benefits.
4. Add to soups, lassi, dosa batter, chapatti dough, buttermilk, upuma (after cooking), casseroles, fruit smoothies, juices or low fat milk or to chutneys.
5. As compared to one tablespoon of walnut oil or canola oil, just one teaspoon of flaxseed oil provides equivalent alpha linolenic acid that is cardioprotective.