Mustard Oil Brands in India | Recipe with mustard oil

These are the top four mustard seed oils. They have been judged on the basis of their flavor, pungency and appearance. Each of these were used to cook individually and the best four were chosen.

Good mustard oil is almost clear in appearance. Dark color does not necessarily mean good oil. Also, the pungency of oil is very important. Good mustard oil is one that does not leave a bitter aftertaste after consumption. These three factors were the parameters that have helped us choose the top 4 mustard oils.

Mustard oil can also cause mild eye irritation. While it is not exactly a desirable feature, the eye irritation is a good indicator of quality oil. Medium to high levels of eye irritation indicates better quality oil. Similarly, the pungency of oil also indicates a better quality of the oil. These are some of the best mustard oils available online-

P Mark Mustard Oil

The brand has garnered millions of trusted customers over the 80 years and more. They claim to use only the finest mustard seeds that go through their 14 laboratory tests and 52 quality checks.

The color of this oil is much lighter compared to other brands. The oil is clear, has no muddy appearance. There is a mild eye irritation caused by this oil which indicated quality oil. The oil retains its mustard flavor even after cooking.

Patanjali Fortified Mustard Oil

The Patanjali Mustard Oil has a very dark color. It leaves no pungent or bitter taste after consumption. The flavor of mustard is very low.

The oil does not get soaked up by the food item which is a big plus point. It has been fortified with vitamin A and D. For someone who is not used to consuming mustard oil, Patanjali mustard oil is the best option since it doesn’t have a very pungent and overpowering taste.

Nature Fresh Ghani Mustard Oil

Nature Fresh produces pure, cold-pressed mustard oil. It claims to promote hair growth, sweating and boosts immunity. It also relieves congestion and joint pain.

The oil is slightly towards the darker side. It also causes mild eye irritation. It has a slight bitter taste and a mildly pungent aftertaste. It has a muddy color and is a little cloudy. Food cooked with this didn’t soak up the oil.

Fortune Kachi Ghani Pure Mustard Oil

The brand claims to have made this oil with the finest mustard seeds. It helps in neutralizing toxins and aiding digestion. It also keeps pickles fresh for longer periods of time.

The color of this oil is a little darker compared to some other brands. It does not have a bitter taste. It is a little pungent, however. Foods cooked with this oil tend to soak more oil in. The mustard taste is not very dominant once cooked.

Recipe – Chicken Tikka Marination using Mustard Oil

A platter of spicy chicken tikka can be a show stopper in your house parties and celebrations. It is super simple to make and takes very little effort.

Take about half a cup full of mustard oil and heat it slightly. Once the oil is hot, pour it out into a large bowl. To this add about 4 tablespoons or more of red chili powder. Let it sit for a couple of minutes or until the oil is warm but safe to touch. Mix the oil and chili powder well. To this, add hung curd, turmeric, and salt as required. Make sure you don’t add too much hung-curd, about three handfuls should be enough. Mix these well to make a nice, homogeneous marination. Add black salt, cumin powder, coriander powder, chaat masala, garam masala, and very little yellow chili powder. Add some more salt is required and some processed cheese(optional). If you are feeling fancy, feel free to fry and add some cashew nut paste (very little) to the mix. This is your tikka marination.

Let the chicken pieces rest in some lemon juice, ginger garlic paste and nutmeg powder for 15-30 minutes. Then, move it to the tikka marination and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to cook.

Photo Credits: Siri Hegde K

Mustard oil is a good choice of oil since it helps reduce bad cholesterol and reduces the risk of coronary heart diseases. It is generally adulterated by adding Argemone oil. This goes against FSSAI guidelines. The mustard oils mentioned here are free of argemone oil.

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