Haldiram’s Ready To Eat Phulka Roti Review – Fresh And Tasty (2022)
Does Haldiram’s Phulka Roti come close to a fresh homemade roti? Let’s find out.
Rotis are a staple in most Indian homes especially in the Northern belt. From breakfast to lunch and dinner, rotis always make their way into our meals.
If you are pressed on time or lack the skill to roll out some rotis, we have a solution for you. Haldiram’s Minute Khana range offers a lot of Indian breads like onion paratha, spinach chapati, tandoori naan, pudina paratha, and paneer paratha, and many others. We selected Haldiram’s Phulka Roti to examine its taste, texture, and overall convenience.
Do they come close to a fresh homestyle roti? Read our Haldiram’s Phulka Roti review to know more.
Quick product details you need to know about Haldiram’s Phulka Roti:
|Haldiram’s Ready To Eat Phulka Roti||Product Details|
|Net Quantity||360 g|
|Shelf Life||18 months|
|No. Of Rotis||12 pieces|
(per 2 pieces)
|Main Ingredients||Whole wheat flour (68%), water, milk, refined sunflower oil and iodized salt.|
Our Review Factors
What are we looking for? We are looking for rotis that heat up quickly, are soft, and come close to that of a homestyle roti.
Our review factors for Haldiram’s Ready To Eat Roti are as follows:
Any typical homemade roti is seasoned with salt. The core focus of this parameter is the freshness and balanced salt level.
Additionally, homemade phulka rotis are usually consumed within the same day. These being packaged ones, did we observe any stale or off-putting taste?
An ideal texture of any roti should be soft and fluffy. If your rotis puff up while heating, it is a sign that the dough is kneaded well and the texture is on point.
How was our experience with Haldiram’s Minute Khana Phulka Roti? Did these phulka rotis puff up while heating?
How convenient are these rotis to heat up? Are the instructions mentioned?
4. Other Observations
The packaging covers both the inside as well as the outside pack. Is the packaging resealable? Are the rotis sticking to each other?
What goes into the making of these rotis? We also check the source of fat used. Was any presence of preservatives or additives observed?
Does the quantity offer justify the pricing? Is it economical or over-priced?
For how long are these phulka rotis fit for consumption?
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Haldiram’s Ready To Eat Phulka Roti – Detailed Review
In this section, we discuss the product details, method of preparation, pros and cons of Haldiram’s Phulka Roti.
Haldiram’s Phulka Roti comes in a black and orange zip-lock pack. The price of a 360 gm quantity is INR 85. There are 12 rotis in a 360 gm pack.
Inside the pack, there is a thin plastic sheet placed between two rotis. Because of this, the rotis did not stick to each other. Full marks here!
Appearance-wise, these are thin and medium-sized round rotis when raw. On cooking, it appears similar to a homestyle roti with brown specs.
The ingredient list of Haldiram’s Phulka Roti includes – Whole wheat flour (68%), water, milk, refined sunflower oil, and iodized salt.
Allergen: It contains wheat and milk components.
The nutritional information per 2 pieces of this phulka roti are –
Energy: 170 kcal, Total Fat: 3.5 gm, Total carbohydrate: 29 gm, and Dietary fiber: 3 gm.
Looking at the list of ingredients, these rotis do not contain any preservatives. Thumbs up. Another point of appreciation is that it has 68% of whole wheat flour.
Method Of Preparation
Haldiram’s Phulka Roti is a frozen food item. Depending on your ease, you can heat these phulkas using a stovetop or in a microwave.
Firstly, remove the phulka from the bag and peel off the plastic sheet. Here are the instructions to follow for heating these phulkas. The steps are the same as mentioned on the pack:
Stove Top Method
- Place the phulka on a preheated non-stick pan (tawa) and heat for about 30 seconds, flipping once.
- Turn it over and repeat the process until both surfaces become soft.
- Remove from the pan when thoroughly heated and serve hot.
- Place in a microwavable closed container and heat on a high setting for 20 seconds.
How We Made It?
To understand the taste and texture better, we heated these rotis using both – tawa and microwave. The roti was sticking to the hot tawa when we heated them. The rotis cooked on tawa turned out better than the ones heated in the microwave.
Following the instructions, we microwaved the rotis for 20 seconds at high settings. However, it ended up having an unpleasant raw flavor. Another downside was that the phulka started to harden once as soon as it reached room temperature.
Hence, we highly recommend you heat these rotis on a tawa.
Taste & Freshness
Taste-wise, Haldiram’s Phulka Roti has a homestyle touch. It tastes super fresh. The best part about these rotis is that there is no raw taste of atta. Neither do they taste stale or artificial. Thumbs up! Additionally, the aroma of these rotis was fresh. The flavor of wheat was prominent here.
The ingredient list mentions the use of iodized salt but its presence is not prominent.
Texture-wise, these rotis are soft and do not feel chewy. But this was limited only till the time they were hot. Even when it comes to homemade rotis, these taste best when served hot. Hence, we suggest you have these ready-to-eat phulkas as soon as they are heated up.
A point of appreciation here is that these are not dry, nor do they feel heavy on the palette.
While heating the rotis, we observed that these do not puff up like homemade phulka. The reason for this could be the excess moisture content since these are kept frozen.
- These rotis are convenient to heat up.
- It has a homestyle touch.
- Super fresh taste.
- No stale smell observed here.
- Made of natural ingredients. Has no preservatives.
- It has no trans fat.
- Fresh and inviting aroma.
- It is not dry.
- The phulkas heated up in the microwave showcased a raw flavor.
- On heating, they don’t puff up like homemade phulka.
Haldiram’s Phulka Roti is a great hack to get instant rotis in case you are running short on time. It is also a great alternative for people who do not know how to make phulkas.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Haldiram’s Ready To Eat Phulka Roti.
The shelf life of Haldiram’s Phulka Roti is 18 months.
There is nothing that can beat the taste of a fresh homemade roti. Though Haldiram’s Minute Khana Phulka Roti bags a lot of convenience and saves you from the hassle of kneading the dough, we suggest occasional consumption of any packaged food.
No. Haldiram’s Phulka Roti has no preservatives.
The 360 gm pack contains 12 pieces of these rotis.
The pack has mentioned two ways to cook these rotis including – stove-top and microwave. The stove top method requires 30 seconds to cook the rotis while the microwave method requires 20 seconds.
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Fresh and soft! Haldiram’s Minute Khana Phulka Roti is a great option to use occasionally for those who do not have the time or skill to make rotis. We liked these for their fresh taste, soft texture, and absence of any stale/ artificial flavor. We recommend having these hot off the tawa.
Have you ever tried frozen phulka rotis? How was your experience? Let us know your thoughts.