Haldiram's Minute Khana Sabudana Tikki Review - Mishry (2022)
haldiram's sabudana tikki review

Haldiram’s Minute Khana Sabudana Tikki Review – Is it Fast-Friendly? (2022)

Haldiram’s Sabudana Tikki is super crisp on the outside but did it impress us taste-wise? And more importantly, is this upvas friendly? Let’s check out.

Mishry Rating

Taste
2.5 / 5
2.5
Texture
3 / 5
3
2.75

Summary

We will not consider this frozen food as fast-friendly due to the presence of additives. Although we liked the crisp texture of the tikkis, these definitely need improvement taste-wise.

We all understand that cooking while fasting can feel like a daunting task. While fruits are a great option to snack on, they might not be able to satisfy stronger cravings. What to do?

Say hello to upvas-friendly frozen snacks. Haldiram’s brings frozen sabudana tikki that is labeled as upvas-friendly. We conducted a taste test to find out if this is truly fit to consume during a vrat. If yes, how does it taste? Is the texture apt? 

Find answers to all this and more in our Haldiram’s Sabudana Tikki review.

A quick glimpse of the product details you need to know about Haldiram’s Sabudana Tikki: 

Haldiram’s Sabudana Tikki  Product Details 
Price  Rs. 150 
Net Quantity  320 gm
Main Ingredients Potato (46%), tapioca (20%), refined oil (cotton seed oil), water, and potato flakes (potatoes, emulsifier [Mono & Diglycerides – E471, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate]
Shelf Life  6 months 
Mishry Ratings (on 5) 2.75

Our Review Factors

What do we expect? We were looking for a crisp and delicious upvas-friendly sabudana tikki.

Sabudana tikkis are a popular and fast-friendly fried Indian snack made using sabudana (sago), roasted peanuts, boiled potatoes, cumin, salt and green chillies.

Our review factors for Haldiram’s Sabudana Tikki are as follows: 

1. Taste

A classic sabudana tikki is seasoned with salt, green chillies and some crushed black pepper. How was our experience with Haldiram’s Sabudana Tikki? Does this tikki have the correct balance of simple flavors? 

2. Texture

The texture should be crisp and crunchy. Additionally, it should not soak too much oil while frying. The sabudana should be soft but slightly chewy. How was our experience with Haldiram’s Sabudana Tikki? 

3. Main Ingredients 

Since the brand claims that these sabudana tikkis are upvas-special, we examined the main ingredients a little further. Are the ingredients used genuinely fast -friendly? Does it contain additional flavors, preservatives or additives? 

4. Supporting Parameters 

Convenience 

How easy is the cooking process? Are the instructions clearly mentioned? 

Packaging 

How sturdy is the packaging? Any broken ones observed? 

The price and the shelf life were also examined.

Related Reading:

Haldiram’s Ready To Eat Spinach Pakora Review.

Haldiram’s Sabudana Tikki  – Detailed Review

How was our experience with Haldiram’s Sabudana Tikki? This section covers all the details including product details, pros, cons and how we tested. 

Product Inspection 

Haldiram’s Sabudana Tikki comes in a mini carton box. Our review pack of 320 gm is priced at Rs. 150. It contains 20 units of the tikki.

Inside the carton, the tikkis are securely wrapped in a sealed blue pouch. None of the sabudana tikkis were broken. 

Appearance-wise, we could spot a lot of cumin, a few coriander leaves and chopped green chillies. Additionally, toasted crushed peanuts, sago and potato flakes were also noticeable. 

Thickness wise, these sabudana tikkis are medium-sized. They are neither too thick nor too thin.

the packaging of haldiram's sabudana tikki
The outer packaging of Haldiram's Sabudana Tikki.
the inner packaging of haldiram's sabudana tikki
These sabudana tikkis were placed in a blue color pouch pack.

Main Ingredients 

Here a breakdown of the main ingredients – Potato (46%), Tapioca (20%), Refined oil (cotton seed oil), Water, potato flakes (potatoes, emulsifier [Mono & Diglycerides – E471, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate] & acidity regulator (citric acid – E330]). 

It also contains peanuts, rock salt (upvas lahori namak), green chilli, coriander leaves, cumin, black pepper and red chilli powder. 

Per serving size of 64 gm (4 pieces), Haldiram’s Sabudana Tikki has 153 kcal of energy, 9 gm of total fat, and 1.7 gm of protein.

Method Of Preparation 

The pack states that there are two methods to prepare these tikkis – deep fry and oven bake. 

Do make note of these points: 

  • Cook without thawing.
  • Do not freeze if defrosted. 

How did we make it?

For our review process, we prepared these tikkis using the deep-frying method. We gently simmered them on low flame. It took about 10 minutes for the tikkis to turn golden brown and crisp. All the tikkis were fried uniformly.

a close look at the haldiram's sabudana tikki before frying
The tikkis before deep-frying.

Our Findings

Taste & Texture 

First things first let’s talk about the taste. What works? It is a medium spicy tikki with a well balanced salt level.  The earthy flavor of cumin was noticeable in random bites and tasted lovely. The peanuts are roatsed well and add a nice crunch.

What does not? The tikkis don’t work as well because they lack freshness. Although this has coriander leaves and red chilli powder, they do not enhance the taste in any way. These are crisp, undoubtedly, but the tikkis soaked excessive oil while deep frying.

Overall, it does not come close to a homestyle tikki. We would have appreciated it if it was slightly more flavorful, spicy or had a herby freshness. Another aspect that made this lag is the ingredient list. This contains emulsifiers & acidity regulators that might not be fast friendly.

Additionally, homemade sabudana tikkis prepared during fast use ghee or groundnut oil as a source of fat. This uses refined oil (cotton seed oil) which is not something you use during your vrat. 

haldiram's sabudana tikki post deep-frying
These tikkis were super crisp on the outside.

Team Mishry conducted a first impressions review on Haldiram’s Minute Khana Dal Chawal. Here’s our verdict.

Taste - 2.5/5
Texture- 3/5
Ingredients - 3/5
  • The peanuts are well-roasted and crunchy. 
  • We loved the crisp outer covering. 
  • Balanced salt level. 
  • It has no preservatives and artificial colors.
  • These lack freshness.
  • These soak up excess oil while frying. 
  • The red chilli powder or coriander does not amp up the flavor.
  • It contains ingredients which might not be fast-friendly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some interesting FAQs on Haldiram’s Sabudana Tikki.

No. Haldiram’s Sabudana Tikki has medium spiciness.

There are no additional flavors used in Haldiram’s Sabudana Tikki.

Haldiram’s Sabudana Tikki made using natural ingredients, has no preservatives.

The 320 gm pack includes 20 sabudana tikkis.

Yes. Haldiram’s Sabudana Tikki is a vegetarian food item.

Wrap-Up

Haldiram’s Minute Khana Sabudana Tikki turns out super crisp and is seasoned with the right amount of salt. The fact that this doesn’t taste as fresh or vibrant and soaks up a lot of oil is a downer. We wouldn’t recommend this if you’re fasting as there are a lot of ingredients that may not be ideal to consume during Navratri. 

What is your favorite recipe to make using sabudana?

Our reviews are unbiased and all samples used during the reviews were paid for by us. Read our entire ethics statement here.

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