Thursday 27 March 2014

Ajwain Paratha/Omam Paratha/Carom Seeds Paratha/How to make Triangle Parathas

I have been making different types of easy and quick paratha a lot lately, the hidden reason behind it is to pack lunch for my girls. This ajwain paratha is one such paratha. It is a flavourful and delicious paratha that can be made in no time and is a perfect lunch box recipe. Ajwain/Omam is very a common and a handy herb/seed in Indian households which helps in getting rid of stomach pain, indigestion and flatulence. Not only as a good digestive aid it has other health benefits as well. Ajwain is very useful in relieving sinus problems, cold and congestion. A quick tip, before going into the recipe, crush a few seeds of ajwain tie it in a soft cloth and heat the bundle over a warm tawa. Apply this warm bundle over the chest to relieve congestion.  Having said a few things about ajwain, let’s move on to the recipe. Check out other different types of  chapathis/parathas here.

Here’s how to make Ajwain/Omam paratha with step by step photos…


Wheat flour/Gothumaimaavu
2 cups + extra for dusitng
Ajwain/Omam/Carom seeds
2 tsp
Red chilli powder
1 tsp
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Garam masala powder
¼ tsp
1 tbsp
As needed
To knead the dough
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Makes: 15 to 18

In a wide bowl, add wheat flour, ajwain, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, salt, oil and mix really well.

Add warm water little by little and make a soft pliable dough.

Cover and let it sit for 10 minutes. Make small balls from the dough.

Roll the parathas into flat round shape or as shown in the photo. Dust some extra wheat flour while rolling the parathas.

Heat tawa in medium flame, cook the rolled out paratha first one side and after a few seconds flip them to cook the other side as well. Drizzle little oil along the sides of the parath and cook them evenly on both the sides.

Similarly cook rest of the parathas.

Delicious, flavorful and healthy parathas are ready to enjoyed.

Serve the ajwain paratha with any pickle or bowl of yogurt. I served these parathas with onion subji. I will post onion subji in the coming post.

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  1. I always use ajwain while making dough for paratha, it increases flavour as well as taste.

  2. aah.. i can feel the aroma of ajwain coming out of these parathas...

  3. I love Parathas, good to know different varieties...

  4. I love Parathas, good to know different varieties...

  5. Healthy and aromatic paraths!!

  6. Flavorful and delicious parathas..yumm..

  7. I like the taste of omam.Nice to know this omam parathaa.......

  8. you have a great collection of parathas priya dear .. ajwayen paratha is quite a different one .. nice

  9. Nice aromatic paratha .Looks so yumm priya

  10. Like the ajwain flavour in parathas. So yummy and liked the shape of those parathas too.

  11. My Nani makes these .. :) althought I don't like awjain in my food but I swallow it almost every night with water because of its avurcedic benifits
    Keep in touch

  12. Awesome, you have explained things so well.

  13. Oh gosh.. You have so many paratha recipes....

  14. Good looking flavoured parathas :)..Well explained.

  15. Flavourful paratha definitely, love ajwain in parathas..

  16. This is an innovative way of making paratha.......Looks soo delicious and yummy :)

  17. Flavourful and healthy package paratha's ..nice explanation as well

  18. Awesome...flavorful yummy paratha...

  19. All time favorite paratha ....
    My son loves it most :)

  20. Flavorful and delicious parathas ...yummy dear !!

  21. Yummy and flavorful.wheat flour with ajwain gives good taste. Will try.


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