Flax seed Raita Recipe with step by step pictures

Today’s post is a simple raita recipe. The recipe is super simple but its health benefits are immense.

This dish is for the Recipe ReDux theme, and the theme for the month is…

Good Gut Health

With cold and flu season upon us, the best defense may be good gut health. Since much of our immune health begins in the gut, show us your healthy, delicious recipe to bolster gut health. 

[To know more about this group, visit the Recipe ReDux page]

Around here many people are affected with cold and fever and the best thing to do is to take preventive measures and stay safe.

And one of the preventive measures is to ensure a healthy gut!! To achieve this one must take foods that promote the multiplication of the good bacteria.

Some of the foods stuffs that do this work are

  • Various fermented foods like yogurt, Sauerkraut,Kombucha, Fermented coffee, Kafir, Kimchi,etc
  • Fruits like Mango
  • Sprouted grains
  • Coconut oil
  • Garlic,Onion
  • Chocolates!!
  • and the list goes on….

Among the foods listed above, yogurt is my favorite! IA cup of two of yogurt / day is a must for me.Most of my Indian friends will agree that a meal is never complete without a curd / yogurt based dish.Right from the mains to the side and drinks, yogurt is omnipresent in our menu!

The health benefits of yogurt are aplenty and mighty impressive!Here are a few that I found interesting…

  • Yogurt has a good amount of ‘good’ bacteria,ie live bacteria or Probiotics that are essential to maintain healthy intestinal flora.For this the yogurt must be prepared with live/active bacteria.It helps in conditions like constipation/ diarrhoea/colon cancer/Inflammatory bowel disease and H.pylori infection.
  • Lactobacillus casei,a strain of bacteria helps in boosting the immunity.
  • Calcium is one important mineral that is required to prevent osteoporosis and yogurt has loads of this vital nutrient.[Calcium is very important for women].Because of the presence of Calcium,it boosts the body’s ability to build bones.
  • Prevents and heals arthritis.
  • Protects against ulcer.
  • It prevents vaginal yeast infections.
  • It is also a good source of phosphorus,protein and energy.
  • Last but not the least,a study proved that consuming around 90 grams of yogurt/day reduces bad breath and the amount of bacteria coating the tongue,reduces dental plaques,cavities and risk of gingivitis.

In today’s recipe, I have used Yogurt  and flax seeds along with tomato and onion for flavor. Raita is an Indian condiment that is served as a side with some flavored rice dishes. It can also be relished on its own as a snack.

Take a look at the 45 raita recipes from my space. This will surely tell you how big a fan I am of raitas!!

Step by step method to prepare Flax seed raita recipe:

Whisk homemade yogurt with a little salt. Add chopped tomato and onion.Add Flax seed meal /powder.Mix well and serve garnished with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper / red chili powder, mint leaves and a little flax seed and chia seeds for crunch.

Tastes best when served chilled…

Note:

  • Use thick plain yogurt / plain Greek yogurt for this recipe
  • Grated carrots, beets can be used along with / instead of tomato and onion.
  • Pepper powder can be used instead of Red chili powder.
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Flax seed Raita
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

A simple tummy friendly cooler.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons Flaxseed meal
  • Salt - to taste
  • 1/2 small Onion, chopped
  • 1/2 small Tomato chopped
  • 1 teaspoon each Flax seed , chia seeds
  • Large Pinch Cayenne pepper / Red chili powder
  • Mint leaves- to garnish
Instructions
  1. Whisk homemade yogurt with a little salt.

  2. Add chopped tomato and onion

  3. Add Flax seed meal /powder.Mix well

  4. Serve garnished with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper / red chili powder, mint leaves and a little flax seed,chia seeds for crunch.

Recipe Notes
  • Use thick plain yogurt / plain Greek yogurt for this recipe
  • Grated carrots, beets can be used along with / instead of tomato and onion.
  • Pepper powder can be used instead of Red chili powder.

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