Carom Seeds (ajwain)

Carom Seeds or ‘ Ajwain’  has ben a part of Indian Spices since ages mainly because  it brings peculiar taste and flavor.

Carom Seeds– Names in different Indian Languages.

Hindi– Ajwain , Bengal – Jowan, Punjabi – Ajwain

Tamil -   Omam, Urdu –    Ajwain

Nutritional Information

The primary chemical constituents of Carom Seeds include essential oil  and Flavonoids.It also helps deter bacterial, fungal, and viral infections has also been used as an eyewash for sore eyes, and as a hair rinse for dandruff. Carom Seeds are very effective in stomach pain, when taken large spoonful with a pinch of salt and a glass of water.

Culinary Uses

Carom seeds are highly fragrant and smell and taste like thyme (with a stronger flavor). A small amount of these can flavor the dish well. They are widely used in North and South India