Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Carom Seeds (Ajwain)

Carom Seeds (Ajwain)
Also know as Ajwain, bishops weed, Thymol seeds, Ajma, Ajmodika, Onum

 It acts as an Appetizer, if taken twice or thrice in a day, either in raw or roasted form.

Effective remedy for Asthma. relieve shortness of breath.

Useful for migraine headache, sore and congested throat and hoarseness of the voice due to colds or shouting.

Ajwain is  a very good digestive and very useful in alleviating spasmodic pains of the stomach and intestines, flatulence (gas), indigestion, in adults as well as children.. 
Promotes lactation

 Ajwain is often part of the Tadka in a dish, used in vegetable dishes (for its distinctive taste) and pickles (for its preservative qualities).

Added to buttermilk after a meal or eaten in dry roasted form.

Can be added to Rotis, Parathas, Indian Breads Rice, Pakodas, Tempering in dal, Salad Dressings.
Add thyme to your favorite pasta sauce recipe. Season soups and stocks by adding fresh thyme.

Missi Roti


1 1/2 cups besan (Bengal gram flour)
1 1/2 cup
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
onion, finely chopped
2 to 3
green chillies, chopped
1 tsp
carom seeds (ajwain)
2 tbsp chopped
corriander (dhania) or fenugreek (methi) leaves
4 tbsp
salt to taste

1.     Mix together all the ingredients with enough water and make a semi-stiff dough.
2.    Knead the dough well and keep for 1/2 hour. Knead again.
3.    Roll out into thin rounds and cook them on a tava with a little ghee.
4.   Serve hot with butter or ghee.


  1. Carom seeds hold the appetite stimulating power as well as laxative components. It helps in improving the bowel movement and it results in a weight loss.