Ajwain Ka Paratha

Ajwain or Carom seeds are very popular all over India. They not only add nice flavor to the dish but also has lots of health benefits. Carom seeds have powerful antibacterial and anti fungal properties, it improves cholesterol levels and has anti inflammatory effects.

Today I will preparing a simple, flaky and delicious paratha with ajwain. It tastes awesome with some spicy gravy curry or dry curry. I have served the parathas with spicy chicken fry and some onions on the side. I must say they tasted delicious, my kids loved them too. Here goes this recipe for Week 2 Day 1 of Blogging Marathon 108 under the theme A to Z series. 

A to Z series  is a new theme which Valli announced starting this month until November. 3 alphabets are allocated each month in sequence and we choose any category and blog with that alphabet. The category I choose is Indian flat breads. So for this month the alphabets are A, B and C. For day 1, I am posting a dish with A- Ajwain ka Paratha. Here goes the recipe......


Wheat flour 1 cup
Ajwain / Carom seeds 1 spoon
Salt to taste
Oil 1/2 tbsp


In a mixing bowl add all the ingredients and mix well, now add water little at a time to make a soft dough.
Cover and set aside for 15 minutes.
Now divide the dough into 3 equal portions.
Use dry flout for dusting roll 1 portion of dough with rolling pin.

Add  few drops of oil and spread it now sprinkle some dry flour and fold it to make a triangular shape as shown in the picture.
Dust with dry flour and roll it to make a thin paratha.
Heat non stick pan or tawa and cook the paratha on both the sides.
Apply little oil or ghee or butter on top and serve hot with any curry .

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for Blogging Marathon 108.

This recipe also goes to Srivalli's Kids Delight Event hosted by PJ for this month.


Srivalli said...

Excellent choice Sushma, I love flatbread and I love ajwain paratha, looking forward to the rest of the series!

vaishali sabnani said...

Flatbreads is a super theme , and Valli’s favourite ! Looking forward to this A to Z series from you . The Ajwain Paratha ‘s are so flavorful , we make them quite often and yours look so good .

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Ajwain paratha is so flavorful! I often make ajwain pooris but not as much the parathas. After seeing yours I might make some tomorrow.

Harini R said...

Good one. Looking forward to all the flatbreads in this series.

Amara’s cooking said...

That's an awesome theme Sushma, can't wait to see rest of the series. Love ajwain paratha.

Suma Gandlur said...

Carom seeds are flavorful and good for digestion and these parathas are yum. Looking forward to your paratha series.