Ajwain Paratha

Ajwain is also called Carom seeds/Bishops weed..It is very useful in alleviating stomach pain..Ajwain is one the the ingredient/spice i use in most of my cooking ..You can put little bit of ajwain in every dish you prepare as it helps in good digestion..

You can find more information regarding this spice here

My mom use to make ajwain paratha in a different way then mine...
(Make the dough of whole wheat flour, let it sit for sometime,make small balls from the dough, roll it into a round shape, now apply little ghee or oil or butter, sprinkle some ajwain over it with a pinch of salt, then fold it into a triangle shape( first fold it into a half then again into a quarter) , now roll it once again in a triangular shape..Cook it on a hot griddle by brushing it with oil or ghee on both sides..and serve hot..)

The recipe of my version of ajwain partaha is below..This a my entry for Think Spice Event hosting by Raaga


Besan or Gram flour:- 1/2 cup
Whole wheat flour:- 1 cup
Ajwain/Carom seeds:- 3/4 tsp
Salt:- A pinch( or as per taste)
Ghee or oil:- 1 tbsp
Yogurt:- 1/8 cup
Green chillies:- 1 or Red chilli powder:- 1/4 tsp
Turmeric:- 1/2 tsp
Water to knead the dough


1) Mix all the ingredients.
2) Add water little by little to make a dough..let it sit for about 10 minutes
3) Heat griddle or tava,
4)Make small balls from the dough and roll it into a flat round shape.
5) Place it over the griddle , turn when the brown spots start forming
6) Brush it with ghee or oil and turn to the other side and apply the oil again..
7) Cook both sides well

Serve hot with any sabzi or curry along with curd/raita...Enjoy:)


Vibaas said...

looks so yummy preety. i want to dig in right away :)

meeso said...

I love putting ajwain in my breads, and samosa dough, etc... It adds such an amazing flavor!

Young and Foolish said...

Both your and your Mom's recipe sound very good. I will be trying both very soon.

Young and Foolish said...

I will try your mom's and your recipe. Both sound good. Thanks for sharing!

Young and Foolish said...

Both your and your Mom's recipe sound very good. I will be trying both very soon.

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