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Old 07-16-2011, 09:22 AM   #1
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Ajwain Seeds

I have a bag of ajwain seeds and was looking for ideas on how to use them.

I seem to recall they were a good ingredient for adding to baking or bread recipes.

Would you use them whole or grind/crush first.

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Old 07-16-2011, 09:42 AM   #2
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They are really good in all curries. You can leave them whole if you are making a dish that is not smooth or grind them or crush in a mortar and pestle. They also add a good flavour to Coleslaw, add crushed to meat rubs for BBQ's. Also good anything with cheese! Use sapringly, the flavour is strong.
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:04 AM   #3
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Dry roast them in a pan before use to enhance the flavour and nearly forgot to tell you that they are a digestive so add to bean and lentil dishes. They work well in carrot dishes, in fact if you make anything where you would use cumin, ajwain will work well.
Carrot soup with garam masala and ajwain is delicious!
I'm trying to thing how to explain the flavour, a little stronger than thyme, a bit bitter and peppery.
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Great, as a veggie I live on beans, soups and lentils

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Great, as a veggie I live on beans, soups and lentils

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They are perfect for dahl! And good with Naan too. I make a creamy chana dahl curry with naan and add the Ajwain to both :)
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So I roasted and ground the seeds and used them in my favourite butternut squash soup recipe in place of cinnamon. Delicious, my new favorite spice

Making curry powder today, and I'm going to add ground ajwain. I think it should work well.
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