Ajwaini Roti – easy to prepare


A simple whole wheat roti spiked up with the delicate flavours of ajwain. Serve them with a simple vegetable dish and some pickle to make a satisfying working lunch.

Preparation Time: 10 mins.
Cooking Time: 10 mins.
Makes 4 rotis.

Ingredients for Ajwaini roti

1 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1/2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
2 tsp oil
salt to taste

Other ingredients

ghee for cooking


  1. Combine all the ingredients and mix well.
  2. Add enough water and knead to a soft dough. Keep covered for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions.
  4. Roll out each portion into a round of 100 mm. (4″) diameter.
  5. Roast the roti on either side, using a little ghee, on a hot tava, till both sides are golden brown.
  6. Serve immediately.


by Tarla Dalal & www.tarladalal.com


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