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Ajwain Paratha: Traditional Punjabi Breakfast Recipe

Rajan loves cooking dishes from his native Indian cuisine. He enjoys sharing his favourite recipes with his online readers.

Ajwain (carom seed) paratha

Ajwain (carom seed) paratha

Ajwain paratha, prepared with carom seeds, is a basic Indian paratha or flatbread from Punjab. It requires only a few ingredients to make and does not need much expertise or time.

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Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

10 min

20 min

1 serving


  • Atta (whole wheat flour dough), as needed
  • 1 to 2 pinches ajwain (carom seeds)
  • 1 to 2 pinches salt
  • 1 to 2 pinches red chilli flakes (optional)
  • Vegetable oil, as needed


  1. Take some dough and dust it with dry flour. With a rolling pin, roll it out into a medium-thin round shape, about 5-6 inches in diameter.
  2. Sprinkle salt, carom seeds and red chilli flakes on top of the dough. Fold the rolled-out dough to form a square.
  3. Roll it out once more into a medium-thick square paratha.
  4. Heat a skillet on medium heat; then brush a little oil over its surface.
  5. Reduce the heat to low-medium. Place the paratha in the skillet and roast one side for about 15 seconds. Flip it over and roast the other side for 15 seconds.
  6. Flip the paratha again and spread some oil on top. Flip it again and spread some oil on this side, as well.
  7. Flip the paratha repeatedly until it is roasted crisp and brown on both sides.
  8. Remove the paratha and serve with some fresh cream and pickle.

Ajwain Paratha Recipe

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