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Making Yummy and Healthy Ajwain Paratha at home! - 24 Mantra Organic

Making Yummy and Healthy Ajwain Paratha at home! - 24 Mantra Organic

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Easy Step by Step guide to make ajwain paratha at home

Organic Food
11.11.2020

 

There is hardly any Indian who has not eaten ajwain paratha. Be it, kids or adults, everyone jumps with joy when they are served with these palatable parathas. Besides adding taste to the parathas, ajwain has lots of benefits.

Derived from the ajwain herb plant, these seeds relive you from indigestion and acidity in an instant. A warm mixture of jaggery and ajwain seeds is effective in clearing nasal blockage during the common cold. Did you know that you can get rid of toothache and ear pain by using ajwain oil?

So, without delaying more, let’s learn the paratha recipe with these wonderful seeds!

Ajwain Paratha Recipe – Delicious and Easy To Make

When your mouth wants something tasty and crispy and fulfilling, and you don’t have too much time for that, make flaky and crunchy flatbread with whole what and ajwain.

This ajwain paratha recipe needs 20 minutes for preparing all the ingredients and half an hour for cooking. So let’s start making this delicacy of North Indian cuisine.

What You Need

  • Whole wheat flour – 2 cups (atta)
  • Salt – as needed
  • Water – as needed
  • Vegetable oil – for both kneading the dough and frying the paratha
  • Ajwain – 1 tablespoon

How to Make

  • In a large bowl, add the flour along with a pinch of salt, 2 teaspoons of oil, and mix well.
  • Now pour water slowly and begin to knead the dough. Make sure the dough is smooth. When done, cover it with a muslin cloth and keep the bowl aside for about 20 minutes.
  • After that, cut it using a knife into small balls. Take one ball in hand, press it a little in the middle, and add some ajwain and sprinkle with salt.
  • Now, fold the ball and roll it like a paratha.
  • Place a tawa or griddle on medium flame and brush with some oil. When the oil is hot, put the rolled paratha and let it cook till it turns golden brown.
  • Now flip the paratha and pour some oil to fry that side similarly. When done, take it out from the tawa and serve hot along with a bowl of curd or pickle.
  • Some people also relish this tasty paratha with some vegetables during lunch and dinner.

Nutritional Facts about This Ajwain Paratha

Energy 136 kcal
Saturated fat 3 gm
Monounsaturated fat 1 gm
Other fats 2 gm
Cholesterol 13 mg
Potassium 87 mg
Fibre 3 mg
Carbohydrates 17 gm
Iron 0.9 mg
Protein 3 mg
Calcium 8 mg
Vitamin A 160 IU

Ajwain Paratha with Methi and Chilies

If you want to give a twist to your regular ajwain paratha, then you can try this ajwain paratha recipe. The addition of chopped green chillies and fenugreek leaves will titillate your taste buds. Though mostly eaten during breakfast, this Indian recipe is super hit as lunch and evening snacks too!

Fenugreek leaves are good for health, too, as their consumption will help in removing constipation and maintaining sugar level in the blood.

Ingredients for the ajwain paratha

  • Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
  • Fenugreek leaves (methi) – ½ cup
  • Ajwain – ¼ teaspoon
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Green chillies – 2 , chopped
  • Oil – 1 teaspoon and 2 tablespoon
  • Water – as required
  • Curd – 2 tablespoon
  • Garlic – 1 teaspoon, grated

Preparation

  • Take a bowl and add the wheat flour, salt, grated garlic, chopped green chillies, chopped methi leaves, curd, and ajwain and mix well.
  • Now pour small amount of water and knead the dough. Keep adding the water as and when required so that the dough gets perfect texture.
  • When the dough is ready, pour 1 teaspoon of oil and knead again. Cover it with a wet cloth and do not touch it for about 20 minutes.
  • After that, divide it into 7-8 small balls. And start rolling them one by one using a rolling pin and some loose flour.
  • Place a tawa on high flame and once it becomes hot, place a rolled out paratha on it and toast it a little on both sides.
  • When done, brush both sides with oil and toast it for a few minutes more so that both the sides get crispy and golden.
  • It tastes yummy with raita or mixed pickle.

To make this paratha extra nutritious, replace the whole wheat flour, and use either oats or chickpea flour or millet flour.

Besides that, using organic ajwain and organic wheat flour will make the parathas healthier as organic products do not have any chemicals and pesticides. They are safe both for us and the environment.

Nutritional Information about this Ajwain Paratha with Methi

Energy 103 kcal
carbohydrates 12 gm
protein 2 gm
Vitamin C 0.2 mg
Potassium 71 mg
calcium 13 mg
Fibre 1 gm
Fat 5 gm
Vitamin A 15 IU
Sodium 169 mg
Iron 0.6 mg

Some Pro-Tips 

Making ajwain paratha without curd is also possible if you want to reduce the fat content. However, curd has lots of nutrition, and it adds taste to the paratha.

Moreover, the paratha turns out very soft and less bitter with the use of curd as the latter removes the bitterness of the methi leaves.

The Bottom Line

That is it for today! Try out these two ajwain paratha recipes at home and satisfy both your taste buds and tummy. The best thing is all the ingredients of these parathas are readily available in all the India houses. So, making them is easy whenever you crave for them!


Try 24 Mantra Organic’s Ajwain and savour the taste of organic goodness.

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