Naagin Hot Sauces Review – Best For Spicy-Food Lovers

nagin hot sauces review

Naagin Hot Sauces Review – Best For Spicy-Food Lovers

We reviewed two variants of Naagin Sauces – Original and Bhoot. We were breathing fire after tasting the Naagin Bhoot Sauce, but the Original Sauce made using Sankeshwari chilies has our heart!

Naagin Sauces came into being when the founders realized that the best-selling hot sauce in India is from another country. India, a country which is known for all things spicy, did not have a best-selling hot sauce! How is that even possible?!

Made using locally grown chillies showcasing the varied chillies of India, Naagin sauces come in two variants – Original and Bhoot. These sauces claim to pack in a considerable amount of heat that will leave you asking for a glass of milk. Read our Naagin hot sauces review to know if these hot, SPICY sauces are your cup of tea or not?

Naagin Hot Sauces Review- Everything You Need To Know

Naagin hot sauces are a relatively new sauce brand in India. This section highlights the product information like price range, shelf life, and packaging of the hot sauces. We also discuss the availability and different variants of the sauce in this segment.

1. Available Variants

The Naagin Hot Sauces come in two variants – Naagin Original Indian Hot Sauce and Naagin Bhoot Indian Hot Sauce. 

Difference Between the Variants

These sauces differ on two main lines – the type of chilies used and their spice levels.

1. Spice Levels
  • Original Indian – The Original Naagin Hot Sauce is labeled as ‘Medium’. The sauce heat levels are medium and have mild sweet notes at the end.
  • Bhoot Indian – The Naagin Bhoot Sauce is labeled as ‘Extra Spicy’. The sauce heat levels are much higher than the original one and only meant for people with a very high chilli tolerance.
2. Chilli Source

Both the hot sauces are made using different chillies. 

  • Naagin Indian Original Hot Sauce – The Naagin Original Hot Sauce is made using the famous Sankeshwari Chillies from Maharashtra. This sauce also uses Bhavnagiri chilies.
  • Naagin Indian Bhoot Hot Sauce – The Naagin Bhoot sauce is made using the Bhut Jolokia Chillies from Assam. These chillis are also known as the ghost pepper. Another type of chilli used to make this sauce is Lavangi chillies.

2. Main Ingredients

As per the information on the pack the main ingredients of these chili sauces include the following ingredients.

  • Naagin Bhoot Hot Sauce – Water, Sugar, Onion, Chillies (Lavangi Chillies, Bhut Jolokia Chillies), Vegetable Oil (Rice Bran Oil), Celery, Garlic, Vinegar {Water, Acidity Regulator (INS 260)}, Salt, Ginger, Stablizer (INS415), Permitted Class 2 Preservatives (INS211).
  • Naagin Original Hot Sauce – Water, Onion, Tomato, Chillies (Bhavnagiri Chillies, Sankeshwari Chillies, Sugar, Vinegar {Water, Acidity Regulator (INS 260)}, Garlic, Vegetable Oil (Rice Bran Oil), Soya Sauce {Water, Salt, Sugar, Soyabeans, Wheat Flour, Spice Extract (Water, Salt, Spice), Flavour Enhancers (INS 621, INS 631, INS 627), Colour (INS 150c, Preservative (INS 211)}, Salt, Stablizer (INS 415), Permitted Class 2 Preservatives (INS 211)

3. Price Range

A 230 gm bottle of Naagin Indian Hot Sauce (Original) is priced at Rs 225/-. A 230 gm bottle of Naagin Indian Hot Sauce (Bhoot) is priced at Rs 250/-.

4. Best Pair

The Naagin Hot Sauces can be paired with just about anything. 

From your morning scrambled eggs and omelets to your vada pao, French fries, and momos, the Naagin Hot Sauces pair well with snacks and party foods. 

You can add the hot sauce while cooking a pack of instant noodles or a batch of stir-fried vegetables as well. 

You could even use this sauce to marinate your chicken pieces to make some hot wings at home.

5. Shelf life

The shelf life of both the Naagin hot sauce is 12 months from the date of manufacturing.

6. Packaging

The Naagin hot sauces come in a reusable glass bottle. We liked the funky-looking label on both the sauces. The label mentions the heat level of the sauce which helps the buyer purchase the one that is best suited for their palate.

7. Availability

The Naagin Hot Sauces are easily available online. These can be purchased from their own site or via Amazon.

Naagin Hot Sauces – Our Factors of Consideration

For our review, we tasted the Naagin Hot Sauces with multiple snacks like frozen veggie fingers, nachos, chicken fries, potato fries, and wedges over a few weeks. 

We also added a tinge of it to a pack of instant masala noodles while cooking. This helped us gauge its versatility and usage. 

Here are the parameters on which we gauged these sauces: 

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Tasting the Naagin Hot Sauces with veggie fingers.

1. Flavor

When it came to flavor, we wanted to check various aspects of the hot sauce. Is the sauce well seasoned? How well rounded is the heat of the sauce? Is the chilli flavor unceasingly intense? Does the sauce provides some relief, or is it relentlessly spicy? Any other spices and aromatics that we could detect?

2. Heat Level 

Are they actually ‘hot’? If yes, does the spiciness of the sauce do justice to the heat levels mentioned on the pack? Is there a significant difference between the heat levels of these sauces? 

3. Consistency

The consistency of the sauce is important because it can help determine the end usage correctly. How thick or flowy is the consistency of the sauce? Is it too thin, of a dipping consistency, or too gloopy and gelatinous? 

4. Colour

We gauged the color vibrancy of the hot sauce here. 

5. Price

Are these sauces value for money? Is the pricing justified for the quality of hot sauce that is provided?

Naagin Hot Sauce Variants – Detailed Review

How well did the Naagin hot sauces rate on the Mishry tasting scale? Let’s discuss what we thought about these Indian hot sauces. But before we reveal the flavor notes, here is a comparison table of both the hot sauces.

 

Parameters Naagin Indian Hot Sauce – Original Naagin Indian Hot Sauce – Bhoot
Price Rs 225/- Rs 250/-
Net weight 230 gm 230 gm
Heat level Medium Extra Spicy
Type of chilli used Bhavnagiri Chillies

Sankeshwari Chillies

Lavangi Chillies

Bhut Jolokia Chillies

Color Mix of brown-orange Dark orange-red

#1 Naagin Original Indian Hot Sauce

The Naagin Indian Hot Sauce (Original) comes in a glass bottle. A 230 gm bottle of hot sauce is priced at Rs 225/-. The color of the sauce is brownish-orange. The moment we opened the sauce bottle, we got a strong whiff of garlic and vinegar. The consistency of the sauce is thick (matches closely to ketchup).

We tasted the sauce as it is and with a few other sides like veggie fingers and nachos. This hot sauce indeed is an all-rounder, tastewise. 

The sauce has subtle sweet notes at the beginning and a well-rounded spiciness that hits you at the end. The mild tanginess that comes from the tomatoes and excellent garlicky notes of the sauce gives much relief from the chilli flavor.

So did we rush for a glass of milk? No. As claimed, this is a medium spice-level hot sauce and is meant for a larger audience with all sorts of chilli tolerance levels. We loved this well-balanced, perfectly seasoned hot sauce!

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Naagin Indian Hot Sauce - Original

Features

  • The hot sauce comes packed in a glass bottle.
  • The price of a 230 gm bottle is Rs 225/-.
  • Shelf life – 12 months
  • Usage – Can be used as a condiment for cooking and marinating.
  • Shake well before use.
  • Store in a cool and dry place.
  • Heat level mentioned on the pack – Medium.
  • Primary chillies used – Bhavnagiri Chillies, Sankeshwari Chillies.

Pros

  • The Naagin hot sauce (original) has a balanced seasoning.
  • The mild tanginess of tomatoes is delicious.
  • We liked the garlicky notes in the sauce.
  • It fulfilled the claim of being a ‘Medium’ spicy sauce.
  • The thick consistency of the sauce makes it perfect to be used as a condiment, marinade, and to be added to other gravies. 

Best Suited For

The Naagin (Original) hot sauce is best suited for people who like a spicy sauce alongside their snacks and meals. This is not an overbearingly spicy sauce and can be had by an audience with medium spice tolerance levels.

This sauce can be used as a condiment with momos, chips, frozen snacks, and much more. This can also be used as a marinade or just plop a little bit in your bowl of instant noodles.

#2 Naagin Bhoot Indian Hot Sauce

The Naagin Indian Hot Sauce (Bhoot) comes in a glass bottle. A 230 gm bottle of hot sauce is priced at Rs 250/-. The color of the sauce is almost like a burnt orange color. 

Upon opening the bottle we got a strong, pungent smokey garlic and vinegar aroma. This smelled like chillies in a bottle! Just like the original one, the consistency of the sauce is thick.

Our tasting team consists of a mixed group of people with varied chilli tolerance levels. We tasted this sauce with caution; we won’t lie. Bhut Jolokia is one of the hottest peppers in the world, after all. 

Now coming to the tasting! The spiciness of the sauce kicks in as soon as you take a bite of the sauce along with a basic snack. It touches the tip of your tongue and continues to grow till you have finished the entire bite. 

The first flavor note offers a playful mild sweetness which turns into a spice-loaded truck as you finish off the bite. The HOT ghost peppers showcase themselves brilliantly here. The notes of garlic, vinegar, and sugar, along with the light smokiness, are just marvellous. 

Now, the burning hot question? Did we require a glass of milk for this hot sauce? Yes, some did. This sauce is not meant for people with low or medium chilli tolerance levels. You need to be a spice loving person to enjoy this fully. Other than that, we really liked this ghost pepper sauce with a smokey flavor.

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Naagin Indian Hot Sauce - Bhoot

Features

  • The Naagin Bhoot hot sauce comes packed in a glass bottle.
  • The price of a 230 gm bottle is Rs 250/-.
  • Shelf life – 12 months
  • Usage – Can be used as a condiment for cooking and marination.
  • Heat level mentioned on the pack – Extra Spicy.
  • Primary chillies used –Lavangi Chillies, Bhut Jolokia Chillies

Pros

  • It fulfilled the claim of being an ‘Extra Spicy’ sauce.
  • We liked the flavor profile of this hot sauce. The heat coming from the bhut jolokia chillies is very fresh and sharp.
  • The mildly sweet and garlicky notes are noticeable and much needed in the sauce. 

Best Suited For

Definitely not meant for the faint-hearted, this Naagin Indian Hot Sauce (Bhoot) is best suited for people who like it SPICY!

Naagin Hot Sauce Variants – What We Like?

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Naagin Hot Sauces - We tried 2 variants.

Very often, hot sauces merely offer unidimensional heat that provides no flavor variation. Thankfully, Naagin Sauces doesn’t do that!

We loved that the chillies were showcased so wonderfully in these sauces. True to their heat level tags on the label, these hot sauces delivered aptly. We liked the well-rounded spiciness of these sauces. The mild hints of sweetness and garlic are on-point!

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some interesting FAQs on Naagin hot sauces.

Which is the hottest pepper in the world?

The Carolina Reaper is the hottest pepper in the world currently. The Scoville Heat Unit rating for the pepper is a whopping 2,200,000 SHU. 

What is the SHU value of Bhut Jolokia Chillies? 

The Bhut Jolokia Chilli is one of the hottest peppers in the world, with a 1,041,427 SHU (Scoville Heat Unit) rating. They are native to North-East India. 

Are the Naagin Hot Sauces vegetarian/vegan?

Yes, Naagin Hot Sauces are 100% vegan. In case you have any dietary restrictions, do read the label carefully before consuming.

Where can I purchase Naagin Hot Sauce from?

Naagin Indian Hot Sauces, Original, and Bhoot are available online. You can purchase them directly from their site or from Amazon through the links provided above. 

How to cool down your mouth after eating something extra spicy?

Here is what you should consume to cool down – 

  • Drink some cold milk. Dairy products like milk or yogurt help reduce the burning sensation after eating something super spicy.
  • Consuming raw bread or plain boiled rice also helps.

Here is what you should never consume –

  • Never EVER drink water. It worsens the burning. 
  • Do not consume something fizzy, like a carbonated drink.

Final Verdict – Naagin Hot Sauces

Naagin Hot Sauces are made using Indian chillies – Sankeshwari, Bhut Jolokia, Bhavnagiri, and Lavangi chillies. 

We loved these sauces for their versatility and robust flavors. 

We also love how a brand new product in the market uses some of our flavourful regional spices and showcases them so well! 

If you’re a fan of spicy sauces, we highly recommend the Naagin Indian Hot Sauces. Do keep the heat level of the sauce in mind before making a purchase.

Have you tried the Naagin Sauces before? If not, which is your go-to hot sauce that goes well with everything? Leave a comment below. 

If you do agree with our review, please give it a thumbs up! And, tell us which one is your favorite from this list. If you don’t, please tell us why!

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Comments (2)

  • Sanchita Mittal Reply

    I have used The Naagin hot sauce (original) which has a balanced seasoning.
    The mild tanginess of tomatoes and the garlicky notes in the sauce is delicious and takes the spicyness to another tangent
    Helpful review

    May 13, 2021 at 6:27 pm
  • Ramita Kapoor Reply

    These sauces are brilliant. Too good

    May 26, 2021 at 4:19 pm

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