Tata Sampann Yumside Vegetable Biryani Review - Mishry (2022)
tata sampann yumside vegetable biryani review

Tata Sampann Yumside Vegetable Biryani Review – Mishry (2022)

Does Tata Sampann Yumside Vegetable Biryani deliver exceptionally on taste and texture? We got the results here.

Mishry Rating

Taste
3.5 / 5
3.5
Texture
3 / 5
3
Convenience
4 / 5
4
3.5
GOOD!

Summary

Tata Sampann Yumside Vegetable Biryani is high on convenience. Considering it is a heat and eat meal, the list of ingredients is fairly clean and the biryani is fresh tasting. The texture of the veggies could have been better.

Flavorful, aromatic and has multiple layers of textures. Biryani is more than just a dish, it’s an emotion. Making an authentic biryani at home requires getting the correct proportions of masalas which might not be an easy task for many. Here is where RTE biryanis come to rescue. 

A new launch, Tata Sampann’s Yumside product range offers a variety of heat and eat meals. All these require are 60 seconds in the microwave.

For our Tata Sampann Yumside Vegetable Biryani review we set taste, texture, freshness and convenience as our parameters. More details covered below.

Tata Sampann Vegetable Biryani – Quick Glance

Here’s a quick glance at everything you need to know about Tata Sampann Vegetable Biryani: 

Tata Sampann Vegetable Biryani  Product Details 
Price  Rs. 129 
Net Quantity  330 gm 
Heating Methods  Hot Water Method 

Microwave Method 

Shelf Life  1 year 
Buy Now  On Amazon 
Mishry Rating  3.5 

Our Review Factors

What are we looking for in Tata Sampann Vegetable Biryani? A fresh tasting and authentic biryani involving hassle-free preparation. 

To review Tata Sampann Vegetable Biryani, we have set out the following parameters: 

1. Taste

The warmth of spices, balanced masalas, fresh taste and flavor of fat are the different aspects gauged here. 

2. Texture

A biryani is a mix of rice and veggies. For our review, we checked the texture of both. How is the quality of the rice? What about the veggies? Is it dry, oily or just perfect? Is the ratio of rice to veggies appropriate? 

Taste and texture, together, are indicators of freshness which is an important parameter while gauging RTE/ Heat & Eat meals. 

3. Other Parameters 

a. Appearance 

How appealing does the final biryani look? 

b. Aroma 

Oftentimes, RTE biryanis might showcase an off-putting aroma. How was our experience here? Is the aroma dominant on masalas? How fresh and fragrant is the basmati rice? 

c. Convenience 

The convenience factor holds prime importance here. The brand says that this is a heat and eat biryani. Going by the labels, how convenient was the process of heating?

In addition to the above, the packaging, price and shelf life were also gauged during the review process. 

Tata Sampann Vegetable Biryani – Detailed Review

Price + Packaging 

Tata Sampann Vegetable Biryani comes in an orange color box pack. Inside the box, the biryani is placed in a sealed plastic rectangular bowl. It is sealed with a plastic wrapper. 

The packaging was well secured and had no leakages. In addition, the biryani was visible from the clear top. INR 129 is the price for a 330 gm pack. 

Main Ingredients 

The ingredient list for this vegetable biryani goes as follows – water, basmati rice (35.7%), carrot (7.8%), beans (5.5%), onion (4.6%), green peas (2.7%), curd (2.5%), iodized Salt, green chili, and refined sunflower oil. 

It also has garlic paste, ghee, skimmed milk powder, yeast extract powder, mixed spices caraway seeds (0.06%), garam masala, clove (0.02%), star anise (0.01%), cardamom oil, and natural flavoring substance.

ALLERGENS: Contains Milk.

The ingredient list for Tata Sampann Vegetable Biryani looks fairly clean.

Method Of Preparation 

Tata Sampann Vegetable Biryani is a heat and eat biryani. There are two ways how you can heat this biryani as mentioned below:

1. Hot Water Method

  • Boll water in a large vessel and switch off the flame.
  • Shake the pack well without peeling off the tray cover and immerse the tray in water for 3-5 minutes.
  • Note: DO NOT boil the tray when the flame is on the stove.
  • Remove the tray from hot water and peel the cover entirely.
  • Mix well and enjoy!

2. Microwave Method

  • Shake the pack well and peel open the tray cover slightly. DO NOT peel the cover entirely.
  • Heat the pack in a microwave for 60 seconds.
  • Mix well and enjoy!
the outer pack of tata sampann yumside vegetable biryani
The outer box packaging of Tata Sampann Yumside Vegetable Biryani.
first look at the contents of tata sampann yumside vegetable biryani
The vegetable biryani right after removing from the box.
the final plating of tata sampann yumside vegetable biryani
Here's how the final vegetable biryani looks like.

Cooking Experience 

To examine the taste and texture of this vegetable biryani, we heated it using both the methods. The reason why we did so was because the hot water method does not always heat up well till the center. 

We heated the biryani in a microwave for a mere 60 seconds. And we highly recommend going for the microwave method. It also helped bring a light sheen of fat on top of the rice grains.

Appearance 

In terms of the appearance, this biryani has a mix of long and short grains of basmati. As compared to traditional basmati rice, these are thicker too. While some grains are very well separated, there are some rice grains that have clumped up together.

The overall look of this biryani is pretty similar to homemade pulao. It has a brown veggie pulao-like appearance. 

Aroma 

This biryani showcases a dominant aroma of green cardamom followed by an inviting aroma of garam masala. It does not smell industrial. 

Taste & Texture 

First things first, we appreciate the fact that the biryani tastes fresh. This is a positive aspect considering that it is ready to eat biryani. It is seasoned very well and is low on chilli.  

The warmth of the garam masala and the dominant flavor of elaichi is something we liked. In addition, the grains of rice feel non-greasy and are not dry or hard. This will taste delicious when paired with a cool raita. 

Texture-wise, this biryani was a slight let down. The texture of the veggies felt dry and did not look appealing. The carrots and beans appear extremely wilted. Moreover, the peas lack their vibrant color and miss out on the soft bite. 

Taste - 3.5/5
Texture - 3/5
Convenience - 4/5
  • The ingredient list looks fairly clean. 
  • It tasted fresh despite being a heat and eat meal. 
  • The heating/preparation method is pretty convenient. 
  • It has an enticing aroma of green cardamom and garam masala. 
  • The packaging was secure. 
  • This does not appear oily. 
  • Rice tastes fresh, not chalky.
  • The texture of the veggies does not look vibrant and needs some improvement.

Craving a pulao and don’t want to order in or tediously make some? Here’s a heat and eat option that could work.

Quick Read: Tata Sampann Fibre Rich Idli Mix Review – With Brown Rice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some interesting FAQs on Tata Sampann Vegetable Biryani.

Yes. This vegetable biryani is securely sealed with a plastic wrapper and then placed in a carton.

No. Tata Sampann Vegetable Biryani is not spicy at all.

Yes. This biryani contains onion and garlic.

This ready to eat vegetable biryani from Tata Sampann does not contain preservatives.

The shelf life of this vegetable biryani is 1 year.

Our Verdict

Tata Sampann Yumside Vegetable Biryani is definitely high on convenience and gets ready in seconds. Owing to the fact that this is a heat and eat meal, this tastes fresh, smells of warm masalas and has a decent ingredient list. The secure packaging is an added plus point. 

However, we feel that the texture of the vegetables need improvement and lack vibrancy. 

Have you ever tried a RTE biryani? How did your experience turn out?

Our reviews are unbiased and all samples used during the reviews were paid for by us. Read our entire ethics statement here.

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