Oct 19, 2016

Ajwain Paratha (Vaamu Chapati)

My final recipe for this week is again with whole wheat flour. These parathas are one variation of normal tawa parathas but with a wonderful flavor of Ajwain (carom seeds). When you get bored of normal plain roti or parathas this will be a good choice. Since ajwain or carom seeds will help in improving digestion and controls the stomach pain
Very easy to make parathas with a good flavor, you can make this parathas only adding carom seeds.  But when you add only carom seeds that will give mild ajwain flavor. If you want to make them little more flavor full and spicy then add powder masalas like cumin powder, red chilli powder. But if you have a stomach problem then avoid redchilli powder, you can add cumin powder ajwain. Other then this powder masalas can add finely chopped coriander leaves, finely chopped mint leaves, finely chopped fenugreek leaves(methi). For today recipe I have use finely chopped coriander leves. 

Let's check the recipe...
Whole wheat flour  -- 2 cups
salt to taste
Oil  ---  2 tea sp
Ajwain ---  1 or one and half tea sp
Cumin powder  ---  1 tea sp
Finely chopped coriander leaves  --- 1 tab sp
water for kneading the dough
Ghee or oil for frying the parathas
1. In a mixing bowl take wheat flour, salt to taste add enough water and knead in to a smooth dough.
2. Add two tea sp oil and knead the dough for few minutes to make it soft, cover with a moist kitchen towel and set a side at least for half an hour.
3. Divide the dough in to equal portions, now press this dough portions in to thick circles like plain rotis
4. spread little ghee or oil on the plain and sprinkle a pinch of cumin powder, a big pinch of ajwain seeds and few finely chopped coriander leaves.
5. Now fold the rotis in to triangle and roll this triangles evenly to make about a 8 inch paratha.
6. Heat a tawa or griddle and place this parathas and cook for a while both sides then apply little ghee or oil both sides and fry till golden both sides.
serve hot with pickle and curd or any curry you like.


annuswamy said...

Carom seeds are very good for health. I too make this yummy parathas.

Priya Suresh said...

Very flavourful paratha definitely, even i love addition ajwain seeds in my regular chappathis.

vaishali sabnani said...

Ajwain has a lovely flavor and we all love these simple yet flavorful parathas.

Harini R said...

I make ajwain parathas frequently and each time it is with a different combination of spices. And we love it.

Chef Mireille said...

flavor of ajwain would make these so different and delicious

Anonymous said...

Those are some healthy and flavorful parathas.

Pavani said...

Never tried ajwain paratha. Great idea to jazz up everyday rotis. Will try soon.