Ajowan Seeds, Whole

£ 1.65


Gluten free

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Also known as Ajwain and Aiwain, Ajowan Seeds have an intense thyme-like flavour with peppery notes. They are sometimes referred to as ajowan caraway, carom or bishop’s weed. From the Carum Copicum plant, these ridged seeds are native to Southern India and are used across the country for cooking curries, dals and pickles as they add a depth of flavour to traditionally rich and heavy dishes.

The strong, pungent flavor of Ajowan Seeds is similar to Thyme or Caraway, and also boasts of medicinal properties. They contain thymol, which is responsible for both their flavour and the antiseptic and antibacterial properties. The seeds should be used sparingly in cooking, as they can easily overpower a dish – you may find them in Indian spice blends such as garam masala.

In Afghanistan, the seeds are often scattered over pieces of bread and biscuits or enjoyed as a snack. Try mixing with tamarind and garlic for a tasty fish rub!


Reviews (4)

4 reviews for Ajowan Seeds, Whole

  1. Gemma

    I’ve never used these before but wow, they have an incredible aroma. I used them in a Nepalese noodle soup and they really made the dish.

  2. Jackie B

    I use all the time with chickpea flour when making onion badjias and vegetable pakoras. A good depth of flovour without overwhelming the veggies.

  3. geoff.wimble (verified owner)

    very aromatic, top quality product, well packed in reusable pack.

    • DPDcomputer

      Thank you for the feedback Geoff! Emily

  4. Pam Frost (verified owner)

    Works well with chick peas and anything made with chickpea flour (Besan) Delicious celery scent.

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Gluten free

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100% natural

Hand packed in UK

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