Know Your Spices - Ajwain Or Carom Seeds

Know Your Spices - Ajwain Or Carom Seeds

Ajwain or Carom Seeds

Ajwain seeds or carom seeds belong to the cumin family. This plant is predominantly found in the regions of India and Pakistan. Carom seeds are egg-shaped and khaki coloured. Though by appearance, it looks like thyme, carom seed is more aromatic, bitter and pungent.

A few flakes of carom seeds are enough to dominate the flavour of the dish! Popularly known as ajwain in India, it holds its importance in the Ayurveda and Unani medicine.

Medicinally, Ajwain is a common home remedy for stomach ailments. Applying carom seed oil on nose and chest gives great relief from nose congestion.
Did you know that Carom seeds combined with mustard oil act as a good mosquito repellent?
Drinking a glass of water soaked with carom seeds can help reducing weight!

Stay tuned as @elthecook explores the depth of this aromatic spice.Have you used Ajwain in your recipes, Comment Below! .
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