A Ready To Eat Chapati? Harvest Gold Halka Phulka Review
The Harvest Gold Ready To Eat Chapati fluff up into a homestyle phulka in a matter of seconds. In this Harvest Gold Halka Phulka review, we discuss the ingredients, cooking method, and other facts about this new product in the market.
We understand the pain. The pain of standing for endless hours, kneading the dough, ensuring the perfect consistency and elasticity, rolling perfectly round rotis, and flipping them on the tawa. Whole wheat rotis are a staple in most Indian homes that are often a part of our lunch and dinner. While all homes knead the dough every day to make fresh chapatis, there are times when you do not want to get into the cumbersome job of making phulkas. We tried the Ready To Eat Chapati by Harvest Gold and found that not only are these extremely convenient, they are also tasty enough to occasionally replace fresh rotis in your kitchen. The Harvest Gold Halka Phulka can come in handy during the morning rush, or when there isn’t enough time for the entire routine of kneading, rolling, and cooking. Read the full Harvest Gold Halka Phulka Review.
Whole wheat flour (58%), Cow ghee (1.2%), Refined soybean oil, Salt, Class II Preservatives, Acidity regulators.
Price and packaging – The Harvest Gold Halka Phulka Ready-To-Cook Rotis come in a non-resealable orange and white pack. A single pack contains 5 rotis and is priced at Rs 30/-. We could not see any manufacturing date, but the ‘use by’ date is mentioned. So we do not know the exact time frame the rotis actually last. A tip given at the back of the pack mentions refrigerating or freezing these rotis to increase the shelf life of the rotis, especially if you’re taking these along during your travel.
How to cook them –
- Preheat the tawa to 220 degree Celsius.
- Heat the roti on one side for 20 seconds, and then turn it over to the other side for 15 seconds.
- Remove roti from tawa and place it directly over the flame.
- The roti will puff up into a phulka.
Appearance – Right out of the pack, the ready to eat chapatis look identical in shape and color. Once they were fully cooked, this Ready To Eat Chapati had the brown spots that homemade phulkas normally have. The thickness of these ready-to-eat rotis was consistent throughout. In their semi-cooked stage, the Harvest Gold Halka Phulka are thicker than our homemade rotis.
Texture and taste – What gives rotis their elasticity? Gluten. Gluten is a combination of two proteins – prolamins and glutenins which are made when you add the water to flour to knead it. Gluten is responsible to give the dough its stretchy elasticity which results in softer rotis.
The Ready To Eat Chapati from Harvest Gold Halka Phulka has a homemade phulka texture. They had a soft feel that we find in a roti made using a well-kneaded dough. Additionally, the cow ghee and soybean oil used during kneading add the much-needed elasticity in a pack of ready-to-eat chapati.
Ghee has a signature aroma and taste that is unmissable. The ingredients mentioned cow ghee. However, when we tasted the rotis by themselves, we could not taste the ghee.
The ready-to-eat chapati was super soft. In addition to this, the Halka Phulka rotis did not turn papad-like even after they cooled down. These ready-to-eat rotis have a short shelf-life which is an indicator of no added preservatives.
All you need is a tawa to heat these rotis on. No oil, no kneading, this is a one-step process. If you are a student missing homemade food, living alone, or simply don’t like to cook, this can be a good product to try. That being said, these are not meant for your everyday consumption owing to the price but can be a convenient option during your ‘I-don’t-feel-like-cooking’ days. Have you tried this ready to eat chapati before? Do you agree with our Harvest Gold Halka Phulka review?
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