Best Mustard Oil – Mishry Reviews

Six top brands of Mustard Oil face-off in this review as we look for the Best Mustard Oil. There are three parameters we assessed all the mustard oil brands on - Flavor, Appearance, and Pungency.

We cooked Bengali-style mustard fish with 6 brands of commonly available kachhi ghani (cold-pressed) mustard oil. We noticed how clear, or cloudy each was before frying, we also observed features like color, pungency (often referred to as ‘jhaajh by Bengalis’), and flavor. After days of research and cooking, we found that our Top Pick by flavor, pungency, and appearance is P Mark Kachhi Ghani Mustard Oil.

Mishry Top Pick: Best Mustard Oil

P Mark Kachhi Ghani Mustard Oil

 Best Mustard Oil – Mishry Reviews

P MARK mustard Oil Kachi Ghani 1 Liter

There are three parameters we assessed all the mustard oil brands on Flavor, Appearance, and Pungency – on all three of these P Mark Kachhi Ghani Mustard Oil was ahead of its contenders.

Why is P Mark Kachhi Ghani Mustard Oil our Top Pick:

Appearance: P Mark Kachhi Ghani Mustard Oil appeared to be the most ‘clear’ mustard yellow color. It was not cloudy or ‘muddy’.

Pungency: P Mark Kachhi Ghani Mustard Oil had medium pungency, and it not bitter at all, unlike a few others.

Flavor: Pleasant flavor, P Mark Kachhi Ghani Mustard Oil was also the leader in our Mishry Secret Sauce.

Flavor, Apperance and Pungency – on all three of these P Mark Kachhi Ghani Mustard Oil was ahead of its contenders.

That mild eye irritation you experience when eating mustard oil is supposed to point to the quality of the oil. Medium to intense eye irritation indicates that the oil is rich in essential oils. Similarly, pungency is indicative of purity. The more pungent the mustard oil, the better it is. Not to mention how traditional Indian recipes depend on this pungency to bring out the best flavors in some of our local cuisines.

Also Recommended: Patanjali Fortified Mustard Oil, 1L

Patanjali Fortified Mustard Oil came a close second in our review process. Even though it was amongst the darker of the brands, appearance-wise, it was not cloudy or muddy. On the parameters of Pungency and Flavor, it scored just behind our Top Pick. It is the cheapest Mustard Oil amongst all contenders and comes fortified with Vitamin A & D. All these factors contributed to Patanjali Fortified Mustard Oil being a recommendation.

Our Review Process:

Mustard Oil has a pungent aroma that can never be mistaken. Derived from the seeds of the mustard plant, it has been used for its therapeutic benefits for centuries. In fact, Bengali food cannot be imagined without mustard oil. That is why in addition to checking and observing all 6 brands of commonly available Kacchi Ghani Mustard Oil for colour, appearance, and flavor, we also conducted a Mishry Secret Sauce which entailed cooking marinated pieces of Rohu fish, Bengali-style, in each of the samples.

What Is Kachhi Ghani?
Prepared by the process of cold-pressing, the kachi ghani variant of cooking oils is considered to be the best. In other words, kachhi ghani oil is extracted from the seeds cold-pressed, which makes it a pure and high-quality product as compared to the processed variant. With the help of this low-heat extraction, the oil manages to retain its nutritional content such as antioxidants and minerals.

The Brands We Picked

  1. Kanodia Mustard oil
  2. Dhara kachhi ghani mustard oil (Buy Now On Amazon)
  3. Nature Fresh kachhi ghani mustard oil
  4. Fortune kachhi ghani mustard oil (Buy Now On Amazon)
  5. P mark kachhi ghani mustard oil (Buy Now On Amazon)
  6. Patanjali kachi ghani mustard oil (Buy Now On Amazon)
Best Mustard oil in India - Review by Mishry
Best Mustard Oil: Brands Reviewed: P Mark, FOrtune, Nature Fresh, Kanodia, Dhara, Patanjali

Also Read: 12 Health & Beauty Benefits Of Mustard Seeds

How We Picked Brands

We picked all widely available brands of Mustard Oil that are ‘kacchi ghani’, meaning they are cold-pressed oils. Mustard Oil is amongst the healthiest oils we can use in our kitchens, therefore it was clear to us that we must pick only those brands that extract this oil via the method of cold-pressing, or at low temperatures. Subjecting mustard seeds to high temperatures at the time of extraction can lead to a loss in essential oils, making the final product lose much of its health benefits.

All brands that are part of this review are also clear of Argemone Oil. A common adulterant in Mustard oil till a few decades back.

Adulteration With Argemone Oil
The adulteration of mustard oil due to the addition of argemone oil was a common practice. The addition of argemone oil deteriorates the purity of mustard oil itself. Thankfully, the brands that we reviewed contained absolutely nil percentage of argemone oil. In fact, as per the guidelines by FSSAI, mustard oil is not allowed to be adulterated with any foreign substances.

Who This Review Is For?

If you love to cook and are looking for a pungent yet tasteful mustard oil to cook with, then this is a review for you. Especially if you are looking for a product that enhances the taste of your meal, then our top 2 recommendations are worth trying out.

Our Tasting Process

The tasting process for this review was different, to say the least, for in this case a cooking oil was involved. The first part of our review involved the judgment of the outer appearance of the oil and other features concerned with it. These features include:

  1. Color: Color is the first thing that someone notices while buying a bottle of mustard oil. Transparency is another feature. You want a clear and healthy mustard color.
  2. Eye-Irritation: This is, in fact, one of the key factors that help distinguish between pure and impure mustard oil. In fact, we would love to praise all of the brands as they all irritated the eye to some extent, meaning that they were all pure. Our top two recommendations (P MARK mustard Oil Kachi Ghani and Patanjali Fortified Mustard Oil) displayed the maximum pungency.
  3. Flavor: We tasted all oils to check for bitterness, aftertaste and a general ‘mustardy’ flavor.

Mishry Secret Sauce

For this review Mishry Secret Sauce, we ordered some Rohu from Licious – a store known for delivering fresh meats and seafood. We marinated these fresh pieces of Bengali-style and marinated them in a basic salt, mustard oil, (all six brands used separately), turmeric, and chili marination. After being left for 1.5 hours (for marinating), the rohu pieces were dipped into each of the shortlisted brands of oil and fried. After tasting each of the batches fried in different mustard oil, we arrived at our recommendations for the Best Mustard Oil.

Result For Our Mishry Secret Sauce

The result for our final test concluded with two winners. P MARK mustard Oil Kachi Ghani and Patanjali Fortified Mustard Oil, both did well in aroma, taste, and they were also great to cook with. P MARK mustard Oil Kachi Ghani was even observed to soak up the least amount of oil and enhanced the mustardy flavors of the dish further.

Best Mustard Oil: P Mark Kachhi Ghani Mustard Oil

 Best Mustard Oil – Mishry Reviews

P MARK mustard Oil Kachi Ghani 1 Liter

There are three parameters we assessed all the mustard oil brands on Flavor, Appearance, and Pungency – on all three of these P Mark Kachhi Ghani Mustard Oil was ahead of its contenders.

Also Recommended: Patanjali Fortified Mustard Oil, 1L

 Best Mustard Oil – Mishry Reviews

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  1. you have no idea , all these flavour , colour, texture are manufactured in Labs, they use pamolin oil from Malaysia which is ban for edible use anywhere in the world. all these oils are slow poison. you post and review is bullshit.

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