BM #92 Day 14 -

N for Namak Ajwain Paratha. 

Namak Ajwain Paratha is an everyday kind of a paratha and can be made on short notice as well. Since the filling need not be made ahead, it is a great option on days when there is no time for any elaborate cooking. 

It can be customized as per individual preferences reducing the red chili powder as needed. I made it spicy for my husband and my older one. 

I realized in the last minute that I hadn’t taken any pictures of this paratha the last time I made. I was so mad at myself for forgetting about the pictures. I don’t think that ever happened to me before and you can imagine how much my family made jokes about it 😊. 

So I made these paratha again today and I was just trying to remember if they tasted so good the last time 😊. All things happen for a reason, right? 

Ingredients - 

Wheat flour 1 1/4 cups
Filling - 
Oil as needed
Salt as needed
Ajwain as needed
Red chili powder as needed
Oil for shallow frying

Method Of Preparation -

Knead a soft dough by adding water to the wheat flour, cover and set aside for a few minutes. 

Pinch 6 portions of the dough. Roll one portion into a 4-5 inch thin circular disc. 

Smear oil on the flattened disc. Sprinkle salt, ajwain and red chili powder. Spread evenly, sprinkle some dry flour and fold the disc like a fan. (Refer the picture)

Twist the folded dough and and roll to resemble a thick disc. Dust some flour and roll out a disc about 4-5 inches in diameter. 

Heat the griddle, gently place the flattened disc on it. After a few bubbles appear, flip the disc(roti), smear some oil and allow the other side to cook. 

Flip again, make sure both sides are smeared with oil, and are cooked through. Remove onto a box lined with paper towels. 

Repeat the procedure for the remaining portions of dough. 

Serve the hot parathas with any curry or just raitha. 


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Preparation Time 20 minutes
Makes 6
Posted by Harini R on Monday, September 17, 2018


  1. Wow Harini! N for Namak....never occured to me...brilliant. This indeed is the paratha that can be made at short not liking sabzi or there is no sabzi,just make it.

  2. Sowmya :) Says:
  3. I forget to take picture all the time and remember only after I have finished eating...and then end up feeling so silly! I love the flavour of ajwain and I am sure it would have tasted fabulous! Yum

  4. This paratha looks so spicy and the layering makes it so flaky. I love to make this type of parathas for my daughter.

  5. Priya Suresh Says:
  6. Wow, how pretty and prefect those ajwain paratha looks, with some paneer curry i can enjoy this Namak ajwain paratha without any hesitation. Well done Harini.

  7. Namak is a brilliant pick for N ! Absolutely incredible . The simple paratha is one of the best for everyday meals . Simple yet elegant presentation .

  8. code2cook Says:
  9. I am sure this paratha must be tasting out of the world. I make this way with leftover dough. It is such a comforting food with tea. Great pick for N

  10. Mayuri Patel Says:
  11. How clever Harini, I just didn't think of N for namak! Yummy parathas.. I always either add ajwain or jeera to my plain parathas.

  12. CookwithRenu Says:
  13. Namak and ajwain is very good for digestion and adding that to a paratha is simply brilliant. Yum.

  14. Srivalli Says:
  15. That's quite a smart use of the word Harini. The paratha is my favorite as I often use this base for aloo paratha...and layered type of rolling makes it wonderful. Good pick!..and talk about clicking pictures, I make sure I never forget as I never get back to the same recipe

  16. preeti garg Says:
  17. Wow.. namak and ajwain paratha is one survival recipe in my house.. any time we feel hunger i made it.

  18. Such a simple recipe, yet so flavorful. I feel that these simple paratha is our sould food and we can never forget the flavors of these.

  19. Padmajha Says:
  20. What a clever choice for N!! Such a nice paratha esp with those layers! And talking about clicking after cooking,sometimes I am so tired after cooking and in no mood to click or the kids are too hungry to wait so I skip clicking the fianl pic. There are more than a dozen recipes in the drafts with step by step pics but without the final pic of the dish! Like Srivalli said, can never go back to making them again!

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