Preparation Time – 10 Mins
Resting Time – 20 Mins
Cooking Time – 25 – 30 Mins
• Whole wheat flour – 2 Cups
• Salt to taste
• Oil – 1 Tsp
• Ajwain – 2 Tsp
• Water for kneading
• Ghee as required (For frying)
• Take wheat flour in a bowl. Add ajwain, salt and oil. Mix well with flour.
• Taking water in small quantity start kneading the dough.
• Knead soft dough adding water in between as required.
• Rest the dough for 20mins covering with wet kitchen napkin.
• Knead the dough again after 20 mins.
• Divide the dough into equal balls.
• Using dry flour for dusting, roll the ball into small circle using rolling pin.
• Apply some ghee over the dough circle.
• Gather the edges of the dough together and pinch it into the center to seal the circle.
• Roll the dough circle to make paratha of 6-7 inches diameter using dusting flour.
• Heat tawa on a medium flame. Place paratha over hot tawa and cook for about half a minute on one side.
• Flip paratha and cook on other side.
• When both the sides are slightly brown, apply ghee on both the sides one by one and cook till crisp and lightly browned.
• Make parathas in a similar way using remaining dough balls
• Serve hot parathas with curd, butter and pickle or your favourite vegetable dish. (Adraki Aloo Gobhi Recipe), (Baingan Bharta Recipe), (Apple Chutney Recipe), (Tamatar ki sabzi Recipe)
Tips and Tricks –
• You can also use oil instead of ghee for frying parathas.
• Keep in check the temperature of tawa and regulate it from medium to low flame as required. It should neither be too hot to burn the parathas or too cold.
Adding ajwain to the parathas gives it an aromatic flavour and also adds a health factor to it. Ajwain, also known as Bishop’s weed has various health benefits.
It aids in various stomach problems like acidity, constipation, indigestion. Helps to cure kidney stones, asthma, cold and cough, arthritis, viral infections, flus when taken in different ways.
It is usually available in Indian and Middle Eastern stores. It smells almost like thyme.