ajwain paratha recipe, punjabi ajwain ka paratha recipe
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ajwain paratha

ajwain paratha is a crisp, flaky whole wheat flat bread stuffed with ajwain (carom seeds). 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: breakfasts
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 10 to 12 parathas
Calories: 136kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


for the dough

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (atta)
  • 1 or 2 teaspoon oil or ghee
  • salt as required
  • water as required

for the paratha

  • 1 tablespoon ajwain (carom seeds or thymol seeds or bishops weed or omam or owa or ajmo)
  • oil or ghee as required
  • salt as required


  • mix the salt with the flour. add the oil/ghee and some water.
  • knead into a smooth dough. add some more water if required.
  • keep the dough covered for 15-20 minutes.
  • take a medium sized ball from the dough.
  • roll it into a small disc/round of about 3-4 inches in diameter.
  • apply or brush oil or ghee on the surface.
  • sprinkle 1/4 tsp or less of the ajwain seeds along with a pinch of salt
  • fold the dough as shown in the method above applying ghee or oil.
  • roll into a paratha of approx 6 to 7 inches diameter.
  • fry on a hot tava or griddle with a teaspoon of oil/ghee or more as required till both sides become well browned.
  • serve ajwain paratha hot with some pickle or raita.
  • ajwain paratha can also be served with a side indian veggie dish.


  • a variation to this recipe, is to add some cumin/jeera along with the ajwain.
rough nutrition info per paratha:
Nutrition Facts
ajwain paratha
Amount Per Serving (3 g)
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Potassium 87mg2%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 3g | 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