Ajowan Seeds


Ajowan seeds (also known as carom seeds) are native to southern India and are used commonly throughout southern Asia and the Middle East.

Ajowan smells and tastes a lot like very strong thyme, though slightly more peppery and with a lightly bitter aftertaste. Dry roasting ajowan or frying it in oil mellows the flavour and brings out a caraway taste. It is used in breads, savoury pastries and bean dishes throughout southern Asia. It’s also excellent with fish (along with lemon and garlic).

A natural antiseptic, ajowan is widely believed to act as a digestive aid.

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