Best Kasuri Methi For Veggies & Dals – Mishry Reviews

We revisited this review with an updated list of products. After following a similar review process as last time, that included checking out each brand for aroma and flavor, we remain confident of our Top Picks.

8 brands of Kasuri Methis were tasted and cooked with, in our review lab over days. We were looking for the cleanest, aromatic, and most flavorful Kasuri methi brand. The Kasuri methi that stood out in our review with its fresh, bittersweet aroma, with more leaves and less stem and the one that retained maximum flavors even after cooking came from Poddar Spices. Kasuri methi from Poddar Spices is our Top Pick for Best Kasuri Methi for Vegetables & Dals.

Best Kasuri Methi For Veggies & Dals

Mishry Top Pick: Poddar Kasuri Methi

 Best Kasuri Methi For Veggies & Dals – Mishry Reviews

Poddar Spices – Kasuri Methi

With its earthy flavor, Poddar’s kasuri methi was able to turn a simple recipe into an appetizing dish in our test kitchen. Poddar’s Kasoori Methi has a fresh, bittersweet smell, has more leaves, than the stem, and is reasonably priced.

Best Kasuri Methi For Veggies & Dals

Gourmet Pick Roopak Kasuri Methi

Flavor-wise, Roopak’s aroma, and taste are both stronger than Poddar’s Kasoori methi, and we recommend this to those who prefer a more robust methi-flavor in their veggies and dals.

Both our recommendations – Poddar’s and Roopak’s – come in reusable packs (resealable zip-lock, and plastic jar respectively) making them user-friendly too.

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Our Review Process

The Brands We Picked

1. Catch

2. Poddar

3. Chuk de

4. Everest

5. Roopak

6. VRD

7. MDH

8. Tata Sampann

Why We Update Reviews

Why we update reviews:

Food and beverage is a constantly evolving space, new products are launched every day and sometimes also taken off the shelves by brands for one reason or another. While we try our best to make our list of products as comprehensive as possible, sometimes the launch of a new product or re-availability of a discontinued product gives us a good reason to revisit the review. The new entrants are judged on the same parameters against all the final recommendations.

How We Picked Our Brands

The above-mentioned brands are some of the most popular Indian household names. These are available in your nearest kirana store or supermarket and are also quite economical as compared to their gourmet counter-parts. Brands such as MDH and Everest need no introduction, and just like them, the other five brands share similar fame when it comes to the Indian spice market. And for the purpose of this review, we picked all of these famous domestic brands.

Who This Is For?

Kasuri methi is not a product that serves a particular demographic. It is in fact used by everyone who wants that delightful, bittersweet methi taste in their food. Whether you are living alone or with your family, choosing the right brand that gives your food a perfect balance of taste must be a top priority. In other words, this review is for those who want their Indian dishes to have that perfect sprinkle of the best tasting kasuri methi on top.

How We Tested: Our Parameters

Our test to find out the Best Kasuri methi brand involved two different tests. The first one was a dry look at the components of each packet. This test involved a few parameters which were:

  • Aroma: It is, in fact, the first thing we noticed about each of the items. Kasuri methi is known for its pungent, bittersweet aroma, thus a smell can tell a lot about the freshness of the product.
  • Quality of leaves: This means checking out its constituents, noting down the size of its leaves, and whether it is low on stems or high.
  • Taste: Taste is the part for our second test, the Mishry Secret Sauce. It is, in fact, the ultimate indicator upon which our winner is chosen.

The first test was most important since it was to determine which brands we were going to the next taste-round, i.e. Mishry Secret Sauce.

How We Updated This Review

How we updated this review:

The new brand, Tata Sampann, just like all the brands earlier, Tata Sampann was checked for aroma, quality of leaves, and flavor. We reconducted our Mishry Secret Sauce cooking test here. And judged Tata Sampann’s flavors in a simple aloo-sabzi (like earlier) as compared to that form our earlier recommended Top Picks – Poddar Kasuri Methi and Roopak. Upon tasting them both side-by-side – we felt confident to recommend Kasuri Methis by Poddar and Roopak as our Top Picks again.

The Result Of Our First Test

From the eight popular brands, we picked four brands, that were most visually appealing and had a fresh, robust aroma. These brands contained the perfect size of green, healthy-looking leaves with the least amount of sticks. All of them exuded a refreshing, bitter-sweet aroma better than the remaining brands. The four brands that made it to our tasting round are Poddar, Catch, Chuk-de, and Roopak.

Brands Aroma Size/Price Packaging Type Flavor
  MDH Kasoori Methi   Not very strong smell   25 grams- Rs. 25 Basic plastic packaging inside paper carton   NA
Poddar Kasoori Methi   Bitter strong smell   50 grams- Rs. 45 Re-sealable zipper pouch Tasty, not bitter, retained flavor, fragrant
Roopak Kasuri Methi Almost sweet strong smell, fresh   50 grams- Rs. 120 Plastic bottle Mild bitter aftertaste, fragrant
Everest Kasuri Methi Not very strong aroma 25 grams- Rs. 25 Foiled packaging inside paper carton   NA
  Chuk-de Kasoori Methi   Strong smell   25 grams-Rs. 26 Basic plastic packaging inside paper carton Mild bitterness, tasty, fragrant
VRD Kasuri Methi Strong smell 50 grams- Rs. 30 Plastic package NA
Catch Kasuri Methi Strong smell, pleasant   25 grams- Rs. 25 Basic plastic packaging inside paper carton No fragrance, bland taste

Mishry Secret Sauce

Mishry secret sauce was our second test in which we tested our four top-picks for their flavor-enhancing qualities. For this phase of our review, we cooked a simple dish made out of boiled potatoes and added just a few traditional spices, so that they don’t suppress the taste of Kasuri methi.

The Conclusion: Best Kasuri Methi Brand To Buy

In the end, Poddar & Roopak emerged as the ultimate taste-enhancing kasuri methis.

Best Kasuri Methi For Veggies & Dals

Mishry Top Pick: Poddar Kasuri Methi

 Best Kasuri Methi For Veggies & Dals – Mishry Reviews

Poddar Spices – Kasuri Methi

With its earthy flavor, Poddar’s kasuri methi was able to turn a simple recipe into an appetizing dish in our test kitchen. Poddar’s Kasoori Methi has a fresh, bittersweet smell, has more leaves, than the stem, and is reasonably priced.

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