Haldiram’s Punjabi Masala Papad Review: Crisp And Flavorful
We reviewed Haldiram’s Punjabi Masala Papad in Mishry’s kitchen to gauge its taste and crunch. Explore more about the product below.
Papad is a popular side dish consumed in many Indian households. Be it with a simple khichdi or dal chawal, papad adds a delicious crunch to these dishes.
Essentially made using dried lentils, you can either have it deep-fried or roasted. It is commonly made using urad dal, but they are also made using chickpeas, rice flour, sabudana or even potatoes. Can you guess what we are talking about? Papads!
Haldiram’s, a popular brand known for its delicious variety of snacks including sweets, namkeens and RTE meals. It also has a vast range of papads. We picked up the Punjabi Masala papad variant offered by Haldiram’s and decided to test it in our kitchen. Find out more details about the product in our Haldiram’s Punjabi Masala Papad review.
Related Reading – Earlier we reviewed the Mother’s Recipe Udad Papad and Punjabi Masala papad. Were they a hit or miss?
Here is everything you need to know about Haldiram’s Punjabi Masala Papad that will help you know better about the product.
Haldiram’s Punjabi Masala Papad is priced at INR 52 for a 200 gm pack. This pack holds 27 papads approximately. The pack is not resealable.
It comes in a simple maroon color plastic pack. The papads are placed directly inside the pack. The nutritional information is mentioned on the pack.
2. Main Ingredients
The main ingredients are – Black gram pulse flour (42%), Mung bean flour (42%), Black pepper (5.5%), Sodium bicarbonate (INS 500 (ii)), Iodised salt, Edible vegetable oil (palmolein oil), and asafoetida.
Punjabi masala papad is usually said to be on the spicier side. Taste-wise, we loved the overall flavor of this papad. The salt levels are well balanced. There is a prominent flavor of black pepper which we could feel in every bite.
There is also a subtle flavor of hing. We prepared the papad using the 3 ways as mentioned – roasting, deep-frying and in the microwave. We noticed a more spicy and bold taste of black pepper when we roasted and microwaved the papad. After deep-frying, the peppery heat subsided a bit.
The Haldiram Punjabi Masala Papad are thin and have a perfect round, even shape. The pieces of crushed black pepper are clearly noticeable on the papad.
As we opened the pack, we got a whiff of strong black pepper aroma. Also, there was a noticeable aroma of the urad dal.
Crispness is the most crucial parameter when it comes to reviewing any papad. The level of crispness can make or break the entire experience.
We give full marks to the Haldiram Punjabi Masala Papad for its crunch. The crispness of the papad is well maintained. No matter what the cooking method, the papads turned out to be crunchy.
7. Method Of Preparation
Haldiram Punjabi Masala Papad can be prepared using 3 different ways – roasting, deep-frying and in the microwave. Step by step instructions are mentioned for each of these 3 ways behind the pack.
8. Nutritional Information
The following is the nutritional information per 100 gm :
|Haldiram Punjabi Masala Papad||Nutritional Information|
|Total Fat||1.0 gm|
9. Price Range
Haldiram Punjabi Masala Papad is priced at INR 52 for a 200 gm pack.
10. Shelf Life
This papad comes with a shelf life of 5 months.
Haldiram’s Punjabi Masala Papad – Detailed Review
Here is a table showcasing different details about Haldiram’s Punjabi Masala Papad.
|Haldiram Punjabi Masala Papad||Product Details|
|Main Ingredients (Top 5)||Black gram pulse flour (42%), Mung bean flour (42%), Black pepper (5.5%), Sodium bicarbonate (INS 500 (ii)), and Iodised salt|
|Shelf Life||5 months|
|Net Quantity||200 gm|
Haldiram’s papads have a uniform shape and are perfectly round. The pieces of crushed black pepper are noticeable on the papad.
We cooked the papad using all the 3 ways. For the microwave method, we brushed some oil on the papad and cooked it for about 45 seconds.
Secondly, we roasted the papad on an open flame (low) and flipped it with a tong until both the sides turned crisp. Lastly, for deep-frying we heated a sufficient amount of oil and fried it on medium heat until done.
These papads have a delicious taste. The presence of black pepper in every bite is quite prominent with subtle undertones of hing. The salt levels are well balanced.
- The 200 gm pack of Haldiram Punjabi Masala Papad is priced at INR 52.
- Shelf Life : 5 months.
- Main ingredients : Black gram pulse flour (42%), Mung bean flour (42%), Black pepper (5.5%), Sodium bicarbonate (INS 500 (ii)), Iodised salt, Edible vegetable oil (palmolein oil), and asafoetida.
- The pack is not resealable.
- The method of preparation is mentioned on the pack.
- The salt level is well balanced.
- It has a bold flavor of black pepper.
- The crunch is spot on.
- These are easy to prepare.
Best Suited For
For someone who loves a spicy papad, we recommend you to try the Haldiram’s Punjabi Masala Papad.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Haldiram’s Punjabi Masala Papad.
1. Is consuming this papad good for health?
Despite the use of black gram pulse flour and mung bean flour as main ingredients, these papads include the presence of palmolein oil. Hence, it is best to consume this papad in limited amounts. Some people may also experience gas and bloating after the consumption of papad.
2. Is this papad too spicy?
Yes. The presence of black pepper in this papad lends a spicy and bold taste. We will categorize this as medium-high on the spice scale.
3. Can this papad be paired with chutney?
These papads will taste delicious when paired with chutney and achaars.
4. Can this papad be consumed everyday?
Packaged products should be consumed in limited quantities.
5. How many papads are there in total in one 200g pack?
The 200 gm pack includes around 27 papads.
The bold black pepper flavor, well balanced salt and that perfect crunch! Haldiram’s Punjabi Masala Papad is a must try. You can pair these papads with a piping hot plate of khichdi, dal chawal, or raita. Moreover, you can also top it up with some chopped onions, tomatoes, fresh coriander and a drizzle of lemon juice for a delicious homemade masala papad.
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