What is the English name for carom seeds?

ajowan caraway
Ajwain, ajowan (/ˈædʒəwɒn/), or Trachyspermum ammi—also known as ajowan caraway, thymol seeds, bishop’s weed, or carom—is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. Both the leaves and the seed‑like fruit (often mistakenly called seeds) of the plant are consumed by humans.

Is fennel seeds and carom seeds are same?

Ajwain (pronounced uj-wine) is a seed-like fruit often used in Indian cooking as part of a spice mixture. It looks similar to fennel and cumin seeds and is highly fragrant, smelling like thyme.

What can I use instead of carom seeds?

Substitutes for Ajwain

  • Caraway Seeds. Caraway seeds have been used in traditional Indian cooking for centuries to flavor dishes.
  • Thyme. Ajwain is an Indian spice that gives dishes a slightly bitter and tangy flavor.
  • Fennel Seeds.
  • Tarragon.
  • Cumin.
  • Oregano.

Is carom and oregano same?

No, they are completely different. Leaves of Ajwain are grassy while Oregano has relatively broader leaves. Ajwain is Trachyspermum ammi.

How can I use carom seeds in Indian cooking?

The best way to use carom seeds is to briefly fry it in fat or even dry roast the seeds before adding to a dish. In Indian cuisine, ajwain/carom seeds are added during the tadka or tempering process of cooking. Tadka means frying whole seeds in hot oil so that the oil incorporates the flavours of the spices.

How use carom seeds in periods?

A concoction of carom seeds and jaggery will help in inducing periods besides relieving menstrual cramps. How to use: Boil 1 tsp carom seeds with 1 tspjaggery in 1 glass of water and consume it empty stomach in the morning. It’s the most effective home remedy available to prepone periods.

Is cumin and ajwain same?

Both carrom (Ajwain) and cumin (jeera) seeds belong to the same family and are commonly available in every Indian kitchen. They are widely used in curries to enhance the flavour of the food.

Is carom and cardamom same?

Cardamom seeds were used by the ancient Egyptians to clean their teeth and the Greeks and Romans used it as perfume. They look like cumin seeds, only smaller and taste like a stronger version of thyme. Carom seeds are used to flavour vegetable dishes and pickles.

How do you grow carom seeds?

Purchase the seeds of Indian borage from a local seed supplier. You can sow them either in spring for getting summer flowering harvest or during the fall for spring harvest. Sow them, few inches deep. in the garden with well-amended soil or in the container with a potting mix and mist regularly.