Haldiram’s Mathri Review – Mishry
Haldiram’s mathri are reasonably priced and come with a mixed vegetable pickle. Read our review to know more about their taste and texture.
Of all things that we combine with tea or coffee, nothing can beat the taste of a simple mathri. Mathri, also known as Mathiya or Mathari is a popular North Indian snack. This deep-fried snack is perfect for tea-time munching. We came across Haldiram’s Mathri at a local grocery store. And what next! We decided to review the product in our test kitchen.
Haldiram’s Mathri review discusses the taste, texture, crispness, price, and packaging to help you make a better buying decision.
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Our Review Factors
Here are the details of the review factors for Haldiram’s Mathri :
Haldiram’s Mathri comes in a shiny pink color pack. The pack also includes a small plastic cup of a mixed pickle. The 200 gm quantity comes for Rs. 50. It is a resealable pack.
2. Main Ingredients
Mathri – Refined wheat flour (maida) (64%), Edible veg oil (palm olein oil), Hydrogenated veg oil, Dried ginger, Edible common salt, Black pepper, Red chili powder, Fenugreek leaves, Bishops seeds and Turmeric powder.
Mixed Veg Pickle – Lemon, Carrot, Green chili, Mango, Ginger, Edible veg oil (mustard oil), Spices and condiments, Acidity regulator (INS 260), Preservatives (INS 211).
Taste is a crucial factor we strongly emphasize. Which flavor hits us instantly when we first taste the mathris? How balanced is the spice level? Any particular ingredient that lends an overpowering taste?
We also checked on how flavorful is the mixed pickle? Spicy, tangy, well-salted? Is it fresh-tasting?
4. Texture + Crispness
Mathri is a traditional North Indian snack known to have a crispy and flaky texture. Herein we gauge how crisp is the texture? Is it too hard or too soft to bite? Does it feel greasy to touch?
What is the size and overall appearance of this mathri? Are these perfectly round in shape? Is it thick or thin?
A 200 gm pack of Haldiram’s Namkeen Mathri is priced at INR 50.
7. Shelf Life
The shelf life is 5 months.
Haldiram’s Mathri – Detailed Review
Haldiram’s Mathri’s detailed review talks about both the Mathri and Mixed Pickle:
Packed in a glossy pink pack, Haldiram’s Mathri comes with a delicious mixed pickle. On opening the pack, the gingery aroma was quite noticeable.
Appearance-wise, these mathris depict an uneven round shape. It comes close to a homestyle mathri. Coated with a dry masala powder, these are bite-sized mathris and not too thick. We could spot a lot of bishop seeds and fenugreek leaves on these mathris.
Texture-wise, the bite feels neither hard nor soft. These mathris are crisp! When we broke the mathri into two pieces, there was no greasiness in our hands. Thumbs up!
In terms of the taste, it hits the bullseye! These mathris showcase a delicious flavor of dried ginger and fenugreek leaves. The delicate spiciness in these mathris is appreciated.
Additionally, the flavor of bishop (ajwain) seeds coming through in between uplifts the overall taste.
Mixed Pickle –
The mixed pickle comes in a small plastic cup. Visually, we could see bits of carrots, green chilies, and mango.
The oil used in the pickle does not appear to be rancid. It tastes fresh.
Taste-wise, the pickle is perfectly spiced. It imparts a nice achaari flavor. We loved the tanginess of this mixed pickle.
The mathris tastes quite flavorful as it is. But the addition of the mixed pickle makes it tastier.
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- These mathris have a well-balanced spice level.
- It is not oily to touch.
- The texture of the mathris is crunchy!
- The mixed pickle carries a punch of flavors.
The quantity of mixed pickle for the whole pack of 200 gm of mathris is less.
Make your evening tea-time snacking a lot more fun and tastier by pairing it with Haldiram’s Mathri. Also, serve these to your guests for an upcoming home party. Picking a pack or two of Haldiram’s Mathri will keep your hunger woes sorted while traveling.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Haldiram’s Mathri
These mathris have a low to medium spice level.
Absolutely yes! For someone who prefers having something savory with tea or coffee, this mathri will make for a delicious accompaniment.
Yes. The ingredient list mentions the use of the following preservatives:
- Acidity regulator (INS 260).
- Preservatives (INS 211).
Yes. Haldiram’s Mathri is a vegetarian food item.
To retain the crispness of these mathris after unpacking, make sure to store them securely in an air-tight container.
In conclusion, we loved the overall taste and texture of Haldiram’s Mathri. Best served with tea or coffee, it is a light snacking option.
Will you give Haldiram’s Mathri a try? Drop in and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.