Friday, July 30, 2010

Ajwain flavored flat bread(ಖಾರಾ ಚಪಾತಿ)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Are you all wondering what has happened to me? I am going on posting the recipes like as if its end of  my life!!
No, two days left for many events to end, and I want to participate in every event.
Now its time for some Indian flat bread , guessed the event? Check it at the end!
Ajwain is a seed which has strong odor and used in very little quantity. Its very good for indigestion. I used to eat or chew the ajwain and blow it into my kid's naval when ever they had indigestion problem or stomach pain!It works.

Read more  here about Ajwain which is commonly known as carrom seeds also.
Now coming to my recipe, this was common breakfast when we were young! Mom used make it often, but most of the times she used to fry it in hot oil and store it for evening tea or while travelling.
Being a health conscious person I make only chapatis and eat. My elder daughter loves it.
Ingredients :
Wheat flour - 2 cups
Whole grain flour - 1/2 cup(if available)
Gram flour - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder a pinch
Red chilly powder - 1 to 2 tsp
Ajwain seeds - 1tsp, crushed
Oil - 1 tbsp

Water to make dough
Oil to roast chapatis
Ghee to spread on chapatis

Take all the ingredients except water in a big bowl or plate. Add water to make smooth dough.

Keep the dough for half an hour.
Divide the dough in to small balls.

Roll into desired size with medium thickness.

Roast the chapatis both the sides.

Remove and spread 1 tsp of  ghee. It keeps the chapati soft. And good for kids.
Repeat with other dough.
Perfect for lunch box for kids.
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Keep Smiling,


Srividhya Ravikumar said...

wonderful bread nive... i always love ajwain ..lovely recipe..

Priya Suresh said...

Such a beautiful, flavourful paratha, yumm..

shifa firoz said...

i love the ajwaii flavour in any thing. but i add only aata no other flour.. will try ur version for a change

Hari Chandana P said...

Woww.. looks very tempting and beautiful.. very nice recipe :)

megha said...

interesting recipe i like it

Guna's kitchen said...

yummy parathas ... luks delicous amd very healthy...will try dis... simply super...

Hayley said...

Hey Nive
your flavourful paraths making me hungry..can have it with my masala tea..I love to use Ajwain in my cooking a lot..really helps !in guvar sabji I use..

Nivedita Thadani said...

Thanks all,
@Shifa : I use whole grain flour for nutrition. Otherwise normal flour is fine.
@Jagruti : I would love to join you that cup of masala tea with my parathas.

Satya said...

wow paraths looks so soft n delicious the color of pathas ...drooling here


Kiran said...

Very delicious ajwain parathas.I too add them everytime in my parathas and rotis.

Unknown said...

No worries Nivedita, we know all the rush. I have given up as there are many events and very little time to participate. I try to send one entry each and then anything more is a bonus :)

Lovely looking parathas , I love the color :)

kanthi said...

vamu flavoured rotis ..yummy.

Akila said...

Wow... really delicious Paratha... just love it...

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