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ajwain mirch paratha served on a plate with paneer bhurji on side
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Ajwain Paratha

Ajwain Paratha is a easy and popular North Indian flat bread that is flaky yet soft and layered and can be easily prepared.
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword easy, healthy, indian flatbread recipes, paratha recipes
Diet Vegetarian
Method Stovetop
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 parathas
Calories 136kcal
Author Bhavana Patil

Ingredients

Measuring cup (1 cup = 250 ml)

Instructions

  • Firstly, take wheat flour, oil, and salt in a wide bowl. Mix well.
    wheat flour and oil in a steel wide bowl
  • Add some water and keep kneading till you get the smooth dough. Dough should be tight and firm (not soft). Rest for 15-20 minutes.
    whole wheat flour dough in a steel bowl
  • Make balls from the dough. I was able to get six balls.
  • Roll the parathas to a 3-inch diameter circle using a chapati roller. Then spread little oil or ghee on it using a spoon or brush. I prefer using ghee.
    Sprinkle some salt, red chili powder, ajwain & wheat flour evenly. Or you can also use your finger and spread uniformly, making sure all the spices are nicely combined.
    rolled paratha and spices on top
  • Fold from one side (from right), then the other side covering the previous fold (from left).
    folding the paratha collage
  • Again spread ghee and sprinkle some wheat flour. Again fold from top and bottom. It should look like a square.
    folding paratha into a square collage
  • Then roll it to a slightly thick square-shaped paratha.
    ajwain paratha rolled thin into square
  • Heat a tawa/skillet on medium heat and place the paratha and let it cook. Once you see bubbles, press with a laddle it will puff up, flip on to the other side drizzle some ghee or oil on top.
    frying on the pan with some oil on time
  • Lastly, Flip again and drizzle oil or ghee on the other side until they have nice golden spots on both sides.
    fully cooked ajwain paratha on tawa
  • Serve ajwain ka paratha recipe with curd, pickle, raita, ketchup, or any curry of your choice.
    ajwain mirch paratha served on a plate with paneer bhurji on side

Notes

Tips & Variations

  • Use ghee to make parathas more flavorful, otherwise, you can use oil too.
  • These parathas taste the best when eaten hot.
  • You can also skip red chili powder to make plain ajwain paratha.
  • You can make this paratha in any preferable shape of your choice.
  • If you are running out of time, simply knead everything together and make the parathas.
 
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
Rough Nutrition Info per Paratha

Nutrition

Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.9mg