Ajwain Spice Or Carom Seed Glass Jar 50g details and description
Steenbergs Ajwain - also known as ajowan or carom - is part of Steenbergs range of specialist spices. Ajowan is a relative of parsley and looks similar to parsley when growing. Ajwain seeds resemble celery seeds - small, tear-shaped and light brown. The taste of ajowan seeds is reminiscent of thyme as they have a relatively high level of thymol in them, the active volatile oil, but then they have slightly sharp, peppery notes that are noticeable and a lingering, warm aftertaste. For more information, try Gernot Katzer's Spice Pages and Ingredientia.
Ajowan complements the flavours of carbohydrates and vegetables well, but the seeds are deceptively strong so use sparingly until you get the hang of them. Ideal for adding a bit of flavour to savoury baking, e.g. cheese biscuits, or lightly dispersed through bread; you should crush them before using them. As an Indian spice, you could try ajowan in parathas, puris, bhajias, savoury pastries, spicy potato dishes and green beans. For some initial pointers, try these recipes for ajwain rice or ajwain paratha or spinach pakora with ajwain seeds or fish baked with ajwain.
Steenbergs Ajwain is a specialist spice that Axel Steenberg has had great fun tracking down and is exclusive to Steenbergs' web customers. For information about our other specialist products, browse the Steenbergs' website or its Amazon shop or call us on 01765 640 088 for a natter.
This product is certified Kosher, by the court of the Chief Rabbi, Beth Din, London (KLBD).