Subtle flavor of ajwain aka carom seeds, a little sweet and salty biscuits!
Indigenous to India, Ajwain or carom seed is a very common ingredient in Indian households. The seeds have a spicy and pungent flavor, somewhat like oregano.
Carom seeds help in maintaining your digestive health. They help in any kind of abdominal discomfort due to indigestion, like stomach pain, bloating or heart burn. Since it is digestive, it increases appetite as well. The benefits of ajwain are several. Its a good source of fiber, protein, essential fat along with the phytonutrients.
Ajwain seeds are dry roasted and eaten as digestion booster post meals. Since it has a very bold flavor, it is often combined with fennel seeds and flax seeds which makes for a healthy mouth freshener too.
I love the flavor of ajwain. I tend to add them to my rotis and paratha dough. It makes everything so aromatic👌
Today, I am sharing a recipe of one of the simplest biscuits. They have no added baking soda or powder. Pair them with morning tea or nosh to your heart’s content at peak hunger pang times. It is a great snack for kids.
- 375 g whole wheat flour
- 175 g all purpose flour (you can skip this and use 500 g whole wheat flour)
- 100g sugar (brown will also do)
- 2 tsp ajwain/ carom seeds
- 1 tsp salt
- 110 ml melted butter (approx. 1 stick)
- 110 ml lukewarm milk
- In a large bowl, take all the above ingredients serially. Dough won’t be super soft. Cover and rest for 20 mins.
- After 20 mins preheat oven at 350 F.
- Roll the rested dough into sheets of about 4-5 mm thickness. Cut them into desired shape.
- Line baking tray with parchment paper. Arrange all the biscuits and bake for 15-20 mins at 350 F until biscuit bottom turns golden brown.
- Cool on wire rack and store in airtight container.
- To make it vegan, use coconut sugar, almond milk and oil based butter.