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Ajwain paratha is a simple Indian flatbread served with curry, dal or simply pair up with curd or pickle. Even you can have them with tea which makes a perfect combo altogether. Apart from ajwain paratha, you can make ajwain poori and ajwain roti with the same dough. They are great for breakfast or dinner and lunch.
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Ajwain Paratha | How To Make Ajwain Paratha

Ajwain paratha is a simple Indian flatbread, where ajwain (carom seeds) is added to the dough. Serve with curry, dal, or simply pair up with curd or pickle. Here is how to make it.
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 Paratha
Calories 101kcal
Author Bhawana

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp ghee replace it with oil if required
  • ½ tsp ajwain seed (carom seed)
  • Warm water to make a dough
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • Oil to fry

Instructions

  • Take a mixing bowl and combine flour, ghee, salt and ajwain seed.
  • Make a soft dough using warm water. Add a little water after using a half cup. Keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  • Heat a griddle on medium flame.
  • Divide the dough into equal parts. I could make 5 parathas with this quantity.
    Ajwain paratha is a simple Indian flatbread served with curry, dal or simply pair up with curd or pickle. Even you can have them with tea which makes a perfect combo altogether. Apart from ajwain paratha, you can make ajwain poori and ajwain roti with the same dough. They are great for breakfast or dinner and lunch.
  • Roll out a portion in 6″ circle. Apply a little ghee and shape in a triangle. (First, fold the circle into a half circle, then again fold it to make a quarter circle.)
  • Now roll this triangle into 6″ paratha and place it on the heated griddle.
  • Cook on both side by applying oil or ghee. Cook until golden brown.
    cooking ajwain paratha on hot griddle
  • Serve hot ajwain paratha with any of your favorite company like curd, pickle, tea or potato sabji and enjoy.

Notes

Storing suggestions
 
Room temperature– Ajwain parathas have great storing life. You can keep them at room temperature for 2-3 days easily. You can warm them either in the microwave or on the Tawa.
Refrigerator– Once ajwain parathas are at room temperature, store them in a casserole and keep them in the fridge. They are good for 7-8 days in the fridge. Just microwave for one minute is good enough to consume ajwain paratha.
Freezer– After cooling down, stack ajwain parathas using parchment paper as a separator. Parchment paper will help them to not stick to each other. Store in a freezer friendly bag and keep in the freezer. You can store them for up to 3 months easily.
Reheating– To thaw, leave it at the kitchen counter for 30 min. Microwave them for a minute or just use a hot griddle for uniformly HOT paratha.
 
Tips & FAQ’s
  1. You can use oil to save a few calories & to make it a vegan recipe.
  2. Add ghee or oil while kneading the dough and keep at rest for 15 minutes. This works well to make a soft and smooth dough.
  3. Normally in ajwain paratha, we don’t add any other ingredient as ajwain itself has a strong taste.
  4. Replace ajwain with cumin seeds and make cumin paratha.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 349mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg