May 11, 2012

Ajwain Paratha / Ajwain Ka Paratha / How to Make Square Paratha

I am taking off from work starting from today. I mean, Not permanantly... I am on my wedding leave. This clearly shows I am going to sit in my house and look at the things which are going around me and get all the tension in my head. But nothing to worry, I have lots of things to do this weekend like finish my last minute shopping and to get a bridal facial to make me glow in my marriage. So this weekend is going to be pretty tight for me. But I will find some quite times in my heavy schedule to post something for you guys. I always feel blogging quite relaxing for me..I love to blog..A LOT REALLY..

Now coming to the recipe. It is actually a simple paratha, But I am going to flavour it with carom seeds and shape it in square to make it even more fancy. I am going to give a clear step by step picture to show you how to make the perfect square paratha along with a video. I love the flavour of carom seeds in my parathas. For those folks who are new to carom seeds, it has a flavour very similar to oregano, but very very strong spice. So you only need a little amount. If you add a ton of it in your paratha, It ruins the whole thing. So be stingy on it..But the cool thing is the paratha stays so soft and you have so many layers in it..

I hope you will love this and tell me if you try it...


Wheat Flour / Atta - 3 cups
Ajwain Seeds / Carom Seeds / Omam - 1 tsp
Salt  to taste
Oil or Ghee - 3 tblspn +  for making parathas
Water as needed


Take wheat flour, ajwain seeds, salt and oil in a bowl.

Rub it with your hands so that the oil is mixed all over the dough.

Add water slowly and make the dough. Knead it for 5 mins.

Drizzle some oil over the dough and cover it with a bowl. Let it rest for 15-20 mins.

Divide the dough into equal portions.

Take one dough out and start rolling into a chapati. Drizzle a tsp of oil over the chapati.

Start folding from all sides so that it for a small folded square.

Now roll this into a larger square.

Make all the parathas like this and set aside. Now time to fry the parathas.

Heat a tawa and drop the parathas over that. Cook the paratha for 30 secs on one side. Flip over. Drizzle some oil over the top. Flip the paratha again and cook for another 30 sec. Drizzle some oil on top and flip over again. At this time the parathas will puff up a lot. Cook the paratha till they are golden on both sides.

Remove it and serve hot with raita and pickle.

Take all your ingrediants
Add everything to a bowl and mix well
pour water and form into a smooth dough
knead it for 5 mins
cover it and let it rest
divide into equal portions
Take a ball and roll into a paratha
apply oil all over the top
and fold from one side
then other side
then other side
and other side too....
start rolling into a square paratha
all rolled and done
put it on a hot tawa
and cook on both sides
What a festive meal..

I have a video for you..Check it to see how to prepare the perfect SQUARE PARATHA..


  1. Take care. Best wishes relax and don't stress out. Enjoy your few days in mom's place. Love, sara

  2. Take care. Best wishes relax and don't stress out. Enjoy your few days in mom's place. Love, sara

  3. Wow very yummy n flavourful paratha

  4. Hi aarthi,
    Fantastic cooking blog with quite nice pictures.Hearty congrats.Expecting u after marriage with lots of new adventures and ur marriage photo too.

  5. Even i make this paratha very often..

  6. I love that taste of ajwain in the paratha. I add it sometimes even to my roti dough :)

  7. Lovely parathas dear...
    Relax and have fun!!
    Serve It - Preserved

  8. you amaze me..a few days before the wedding and you are still manage to post every day. I just used your Rose Ice Cream method to make an ice-cream (although I used different flavorings) - can't wait to c how it comes out!

  9. Super Vedic aarthi... Was the music from valentine album?
    Pls let me know I jus loved it

  10. Hi aarthi madhu this side,
    CONGRATULATIONS FOR UR COMING LIFE. i make this prantha atleast once a week with simple sprout sabzi. as this is very quick thing for a breakfast. bye
    enjoy ur days


  11. happy married life aarthi.enjoy ur few more days with ur mom.i am going to try this for tonight dinner.

  12. Lovely parathas!

    Spoon and Chopsticks

  13. My best wishes to you! Very original parathas!

  14. have loads of fun...the paratha looks so soft

  15. This looks so delicious! I just bought my first ajwain seeds :).


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