Since it's Karthikai Deepam festival today and more work, thought I'll post a simple recipe. Though simple to make these ajwain parathas are very flavorful and goes very well with any type of gravy or vegetable curry. Ajwain also known as bishop's weed/carom seeds is said to be good for the digestive system and is commonly used in the Indian cuisine. One of the easiest way to include ajwain in the diet is adding them to these parathas, so simple and tasty..
Need To Have
- Whole Wheat Flour - 1+1/2 cups
- Ajwain - 1 +1/2 teaspoon
- Curd Or Yogurt - 2 tablespoon
- Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
- Red Chilly Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
- Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
Take the flour, salt, curd, ajwain, turmeric and chilly powders, mix it till you get a crumbly mix. Now add water little by little and make a soft dough, apply some oil, cover and leave it for 1/2 an hour. Then divide it into 10 balls.
Dusting with some flour, first roll it into a small circle, apply a little oil, fold it into a semicircle, apply a little oil, fold it again.
Now roll this out into a triangle and place it on a hot tawa or skillet and cook on both sides with a little oil till you get light brown spots. Serve it warm with any curry or vegetable of your choice.
Can make the dough with curd only, without adding water, or vegan with only water.
While cooking the parathas, flip it only thrice, first time when you get small bubbles on the bottom side, flip, apply oil, flip it immediately and apply oil on the other side, meanwhile the bottom side will get light brown spots, now flip the third time and cook the other side till it gets brown spots, this way you'll get soft parathas.