30 March, 2016
Date – 19.3.2015
Ajwain paratha is very popular and easy bread variety in north indian cuisine. You can have this paratha with chutney, curd, pickle or any dry and gravy type vegetables.
Preparation time – 20 mins
Cook time – 15 mins
Recipe type – Breakfast
Cuisine – north Indian
Serve – 8-9 paratha
Measuring cup used 1 cup = 220 ml
Wheat flour/atta – 2 cups + for dusting
Ajwain/carom seeds – ¾ tsp
Salt – as per taste
Ghee – 1 tbsp (for moyan )
Oil/ghee – for shallow frying
In a bowl take wheat flour, ajwain, salt and add ghee.
Rub them nicely with your hands.
Add sufficient water and knead into a stiff dough.
Cover it with the bowl and set aside for 15 min.
After 15 min again knead the dough just for few seconds without adding water. This process will give a nice soft and crispy paratha.
Now divide the dough into 9-8 equal portions.
Take one dough ball and apply some dust flour.
With the help of rolling pin make 5 inch circle of the dough. Like small chapati.
Spread little (few drops) ghee on one side and fold the chapati into half.
Again apply some ghee and fold it again into half to make triangle shape.
Roll it into a triangular paratha, it should be little thick.
Place this paratha to the hot tava.
When paratha little cooks one side turn it other side and apply ghee or oil.
Turn it again and apply ghee/oil other side too and pour little ghee/oil at the sides of the paratha.
Cook till both the sides are golden.
Press with spatula to make it crispy.
Now follow the same method for other parathas.
Serve this hot paratha with chutney, pickle, curd or any side dish.
Tava should be hot when you place the paratha.
Maintain the heat while making paratha tava should not be too hot or less heat.
Take flour and add ghee, carom/ajwain and salt
Add water and make soft dough, set aside for 15 min
Divide dough into equal parts
Take one dough ball, flatten it and apply some dust flour
Make 4-5 inch circle with the roll pin
Apply some ghee or oil and turn it into half
Again apply some ghee or oil and give triangle shape
Roll this triangle and make give paratha shape, make little thick paratha
Place it to the hot tava, when the parotha cooks little one side then turn it and apply ghee/oil, again turn it and apply some more oil/ghee other side as well, pour some ghee/oil on the sides
Press it with spatula to make it crispy
Ajwain paratha is ready