Ajwain ka Paratha is a Indian Flatbread made with whole wheat flour and flavored with carom seeds . The paratha is crisp and flaky .
Ajwain is carom in Hindi language . Carom seeds are tiny seeds , but with a great flavor . They are very good for digestion and used a lot in Punjabi Cuisine . Just a pinch of these has been used in these parathas , but that pinch gives them a amazing flavour .
Ajwain ka Paratha is made with whole wheat flour , salt , carom seeds and ghee . One can substitute oil instead of ghee . The fat content has to be rubbed into the flour till it resembles bread crumbs and then kneaded to a semi soft dough . One can knead the dough with water or milk or even a combination of the two . The milk gives them a rich flavor besides making the interior super soft. I like to roast all my parathas in ghee , of course you can use oil if you do not like ghee or are a vegan .
Ajwain ka Paratha actually can be enjoyed on it’s own , but you can also enjoy it with a bowl of curd and some pickle . It makes a wonderful breakfast . I have served this paratha with a North Indian Thali , for the theme Thali and Platter Festival .
Ajwain ka Paratha
Recipe Source : Tarla Dalal
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp carom seeds
6 tsp ghee
1/4 cup milk / water or as required
Salt to taste
Ghee for cooking parathas
Combine flour , carom seeds and salt in a mixing bowl .
Heat 2 tbsp ghee and add to the flour .
Mix the flour with hands till the ghee is incorporated and the flour resembles bread crumbs .
Knead to a semi soft dough using milk or water .
Cover and let rest for 10-15 minutes .
Divide the dough into six equal balls .
Roll out one ball , apply ghee all over , fold from left , then right , then top and finally bottom , thus getting a square .
Roll from top to bottom , thus maintaining the square shape .
Cook on a griddle , till brown spots appear ,flip and cook the other side too .
Apply ghee on both sides and cook the paratha till crisp .
Repeat the procedure for the rest of parathas.
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