Friday, October 20, 2017

Ajwain paratha | Easy paratha recipes

Ajwain paratha, is made with whole wheat flour and ajwain | omam in Tamil |carom seeds. It is a very simple North Indian paratha, can be made for breakfast or lunch or even dinner too. A perfect one to pack for Lunch box too. Last week, while i was busy with Diwali preparations, saw this ajwain paratha in Veggie wok's Instagram story. It was super tempting and i decided to make this soon. Finally today before making this ajwain paratha, cleared my silly doubts with anamika and made the parathas. Me being a huge fan of parathas, loved it and the ajwain flavor complimented the paratha well. Check out my


Ajwain paratha

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 Mins |Makes: 5

     Whole wheat flour| atta  1 cup
     Salt as needed
     Oil  few drops
     Ajwain  1 and 1/2 tsp
     Red chili powder  1 and 1/2 tsp
     Ghee or Butter   as needed (to make parathas)
Method:
  • In a wide bowl add the wheat flour and little salt. 
  • Add water little by little and make a soft dough.
  • Divide this into equal big lemon sized balls.
  • In a bowl mix the red chili powder with 2 pinches of salt and mix well.
  • Take one dough ball and dust it with dry flour.
  • Spread this into a roti.
  • Add few drops of ghee on this and spread it.
  • Sprinkle red chili powder and spread it on the rolled roti.
  • Sprinkle some ajwain on this and press it gently with your fingers.
  • Fold this into a semi cirlce and then bring both the edges together.
  • If you want to make it as a square paratha follow my masala square paratha recipe.
  • Dust this with atta and roll it into a triangle roti. 
  • Heat a pan and cook the rotis on both sides and drizzle with ghee or a dollop of butter.
  • Cook till you see nice golden brown spots on both sides.
  • Repeat this for the rest of the dough.
  • Serve with plain yogurt or some pickle.
  • You can have this ajwain paratha with tea /coffee too.
     
     


Ajwain-paratha

Method with step wise preparations:
  • In a wide bowl add the wheat flour and little salt. 
  • Add water little by little and make a soft dough.
ajwain paratha 1
  • Divide this into equal big lemon sized balls.
ajwain paratha 2
  • In a bowl mix the red chili powder with 2 pinches of salt and mix well.
  • Take one dough ball and dust it with dry flour.
  • Spread this into a roti.
  • Add few drops of ghee on this and spread it.
ajwain paratha 3
  • Sprinkle red chili powder and spread it on the rolled roti.
  • Sprinkle some ajwain on this and press it gently with your fingers.
ajwain-paratha 3
  • Fold this into a semi cirlce and then bring both the edges together.
  • If you want to make it as a square paratha follow my masala square paratha recipe.
ajwain-paratha 5
  • Dust this with atta and roll it into a triangle roti. 
ajwain-paratha 6
  • Heat a pan and cook the rotis on both sides and drizzle with ghee or a dollop of butter.
  • Cook till you see nice golden brown spots on both sides.
ajwain-paratha 7
  • Repeat this for the rest of the dough.
  • Serve with plain yogurt or some pickle.
  • You can have this ajwain paratha with tea /coffee too.
Ajwain-paratha
Notes:
  1. You can make this in any preferable shape of your choice.
  2. To make it very simple, knead ajwain and red chili powder to the dough and make the parathas.
  3. The parathas tasted very nice with plain yogurt. 


      
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