Tata Sampann Fibre Rich Idli Mix Review – With Brown Rice
Tata Sampann’s idlis are soft, fluffy and fiber rich. These are made using a mix of rice flour, black gram flour and brown rice.
Tata Sampann offers ready to use mixes which contain a blend of grains that give a more nutrient-dense twist to regular dishes like idlis and dosas. Earlier we reviewed their fiber rich dosa mix, and now we picked up their idli mix.
Our Tata Sampann Fibre Rich Idli Mix review revolves around their taste, texture, ingredients and nutrition profile. What makes these idlis fiber rich? We compared the ingredients to a regular rice idli mix and found out that the one by Tata Sampann is…
All the information about Tata Sampann’s Fibre Rich Idli Mix at a glance –
|Tata Sampann Fibre Rich Idli Mix||Product Information|
|Net weight||180 gms|
|Shelf life||8 months|
(per 100 gms)
|Buy now||On Amazon|
(out of 5)
Our Review Factors
While reviewing the Tata Sampann Fibre Rich Idli Mix, we set the following parameters –
Unlike rava idlis, rice idlis have a distinct fermented sourness along with a mild saltiness that can be adjusted. We were looking for fresh tasting idlis with a light earthiness from brown rice.
Rice idlis have a light and fluffy texture with a soft, firm bite. These should not be dry or dense.
As these also have brown rice, does it impact the texture in any way?
3. Cooking Ease
How easy are the instructions to follow? Do you need a lot of ingredients to prepare a batter or just water? Is the water to powder proportion apt? Does it make a thick or thin batter?
4. Nutritional Information
Apart from staples like rice and urad dal, what all ingredients does it have? Any additives and preservatives? Colors?
Calories and dietary fiber
As these claim to be rich in fiber, we compared it to a regular pack of rice idli mix. What is the difference? How many calories does it have?
Price, packaging, and shelf life were also checked during our review process.
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Tata Sampann Fibre Rich Idli Mix – Detailed Review
Price and packaging
Tata Sampann’s Idli Mix comes in a teal blue-green pouch pack which is not resealable. A 180 gram pack is priced at Rs 70/- and has a shelf life of 8 months.
Typically a rice idli is made using ground rice, urad dal, water and salt. The ingredients used to make Tata Sampann’s Fibre Rich Idli Mix are rice flour, black gram flour (34%), brown rice flour (17%), iodized salt, acidity regulator [INS 296], and raising agent [INS 500(ii)].
What are the claims? That this is fiber rich. A regular idli mix (100 grams) contains about 4-5 grams of dietary fiber on average. The one by Tata Sampann provides 9 grams of dietary fiber per 100 grams. So, yes, the claim is true.
How We Made It
We made the idlis as per the instructions on the pack.
- Add 1 measure mix to 1 ½ measure water. (Can also use 1 measure mix, 1 measure water and ½ measure sour curd)
- Keep aside for 1-2 minutes.
- Steam them in an idli vessel (we used the one by Solimo) for 10 minutes.
No other seasoning needs to be added while making these. Just add water and you’re done. The consistency of the batter is ribbony and thick. These are hassle-free and quick to make.
We tasted these as it is without any ghee, podi, sambar or chutneys.
They aren’t stark white like rice idlis, but have a slightly off-white color. The idlis have risen well and plumped up.
Taste And Texture
Soft, spongy and a light springiness – these idlis have a lovely texture.
Our batch of idlis have a pleasing fermented aroma, which is typical with rice idlis. The delicately sour taste and balanced salt levels were appreciated.
You can pair these with sambar and chutneys of your choice.
- Quick and easy to make.
- Commendable texture. We got soft, fluffy idlis.
- Pleasing aroma.
- Balanced salt levels.
- Delicate sour taste.
- Fiber rich, as claimed.
- Fairly clean ingredient list.
Need a batch of soft, fluffy idlis that are also fiber rich? Tata Sampann’s mix is all that and is super quick to make.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Tata Sampann Fibre Rich Idli Mix.
You can make around 9-10 idlis (weighing 60 g each) using this pack.
It could be because of multiple reasons. Some of them are – an extremely runny/watery batter, over-steaming or a lack of a raising agent/proper fermentation.
That said, this is a premix and if you follow the instructions given on the pack, your idlis will be soft and fluffy as well.
No. There are no preservatives in this idli mix.
This idli mix is made of rice, brown rice and urad dal which are all gluten free by nature.
Absolutely. Idlis, when paired with a veggie loaded sambar and a coconut chutney is a balanced start to your day.
To conclude, we loved the soft, fluffy idlis made using Tata Sampann’s Mix. Their pleasant aroma, flavor and quick prep time gets a thumbs up from us. These are fiber rich, as claimed by the brand.
Have you tried idli mixes yet or do you prepare them from scratch?