#BlogchatterFoodFest: Jawas Chutney: A Nutritious and Traditional Marathi Recipe with Flaxseeds and Sesame.

Jawas Chutney: A Nutritious and Traditional Marathi Recipe with Flaxseeds and Sesame

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Indian food is highly versatile, and we Indians love to serve side dishes like chutneys and pickles alongside our main meals. These side dishes not only enhance the taste of routine food but also serve as an excellent option to add extra nutrients to our daily diet.

Recently, I came across a very interesting traditional Marathi chutney recipe named Jawas. Essentially, it is a flaxseed chutney. You can make it using only flaxseeds or combine flaxseeds and sesame seeds to enhance both taste and nutrition. I used sesame seeds in my recipe, and the end result turned out really good.

In this post, I am sharing this simple yet tasty and nutritious recipe with you all. What is Jawas or flaxseed chutney? What are its health benefits? And how can you make it at home? Read on to know more.

What is Jawas Chutney?

Jawas chutney is a traditional Marathi recipe made primarily from flaxseeds (jawas in Marathi). This chutney can be a unique and nutritious accompaniment to various dishes. Flaxseeds are known for their nutty flavor and numerous health benefits. By incorporating sesame seeds, you can enhance the taste and nutritional value of this chutney, making it a perfect side dish for your meals.

Health Benefits of Jawas Chutney

Before we get into the recipe, let’s explore why Jawas chutney is a nutritious addition to your meals:

  1. Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Flaxseeds are an excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a type of omega-3 fatty acid that supports heart health.
  2. High in Fiber: Both flaxseeds and sesame seeds are rich in dietary fiber, aiding in digestion and promoting a healthy gut.
  3. Packed with Antioxidants: Sesame seeds contain lignans, which have antioxidant properties that help protect your cells from damage.
  4. Good Source of Protein: This chutney provides plant-based protein, making it a great addition to vegetarian and vegan diets.
  5. Rich in Vitamins and Minerals: Flaxseeds and sesame seeds are packed with essential nutrients like magnesium, calcium, iron, and B vitamins.


To make this nutritious chutney, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons flaxseeds
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon grated coconut (optional)
  • 2-3 dried red chilies (adjust according to your spice preference)
  • bunch of curry leaves
  • 1-2 cloves garlic ( optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon oil

Step-by-Step Method to Make Jawas Chutney

Step 1: Roasting the Seeds

  1. Heat a pan over medium flame.
  2. Add the flaxseeds and dry roast them until they start to pop and release a nutty aroma. This should take about 2-3 minutes. Stir continuously to prevent burning.
  3. Transfer the roasted flaxseeds to a plate and set aside.
  4. In the same pan, add the sesame seeds and dry roast them until they turn golden brown and aromatic. This should take about 2 minutes. Stir continuously.
  5. Transfer the roasted sesame seeds to the plate with flaxseeds.

Step 2: Roasting the Spices

  1. In the same pan, heat 1 teaspoon of oil.
  2. Add the curry leaves and dried red chilies. Fry them until the chilies turn slightly darker.
  3. Add the garlic cloves and sauté until they turn golden brown.
  4. If using, add the grated coconut and roast it until it turns light brown. This step is optional but adds a nice flavor and texture to the chutney.

Step 3: Grinding the Ingredients

  1. Allow the roasted ingredients to cool for a few minutes.
  2. In a blender or food processor, add the roasted flaxseeds, sesame seeds, dried red chilies, garlic, and grated coconut.
  3. Add salt to taste.
  4. Grind the mixture to a coarse or fine paste, depending on your preference.

Step 4: Final Touches

  1. Taste the chutney and adjust the salt if needed. your healthy and tasty Jawas or flaxseed chutney is ready to enjoy.

Step 5: Serving

Your Jawas chutney is now ready to be served! This chutney pairs wonderfully with a variety of dishes, including:

  • Rice: Serve it alongside plain steamed rice or mixed with rice for a nutritious twist.
  • Dosa and Idli: A perfect accompaniment to South Indian breakfast items.
  • Chapati and Paratha: Use it as a spread or dip for Indian flatbreads.
  • Snacks: Enjoy it with pakoras, samosas, or any other Indian snacks.

Storage Tips

  • Store the chutney in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • It will stay fresh for up to a week.
  • For longer storage, you can freeze the chutney in ice cube trays and thaw individual portions as needed.


Jawas chutney is not just a flavorful addition to your meals but also a powerhouse of nutrients. It’s easy to make, requires minimal ingredients, and can be customized to suit your taste preferences. Incorporate this healthy chutney into your diet and enjoy its numerous health benefits while savoring its delicious taste. Whether you’re looking to enhance your traditional dishes or add a nutritious twist to your meals, Jawas chutney is a perfect choice.

This post is a part of #BlogchatterFoodFest hosted by Blogchatter.

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