Catch Schezwan Paste Showcases An Excellent Flavor Profile! (2023)
Catch Schezwan Paste excels in terms of flavors, texture and the convenience it offers. Team Mishry recommends!
Because making schezwan paste from scratch is a complex, time-consuming process, ready-to-use paste is often preferred. Ready-to-use culinary pastes are designed to add convenience by reducing time and effort in the kitchen. These are infused with the right proportion of spices that amp up the taste further.
Catch, a household name in India, is well-known for its range of flavorful spices and seasonings. The brand also offers multiple ready-to-cook pastes that are easy to use and packed with natural ingredients.
We tested Catch Schezwan Paste and here’s what we think. Our Catch Schezwan Paste Review highlights its flavor, culinary uses and texture.
Is this something we recommend to our readers?
Our Review Factors
What are we looking for in Catch Schezwan Paste? An easy to use culinary paste with a well-rounded flavor profile.
The review parameters for Catch Schezwan Paste are –
Schezwan has a mix of different flavors. Salty, tangy, and spicy, it is high on the garlicky warmth. We are looking for a similar flavor profile and a balanced salt level.
2. Texture + Consistency
The texture and consistency influence the overall usage of the paste. The pack mentions that this paste can be used as a dip, spread and also for cooking. Is the paste thick and smooth? Does it have any visible bits of red chili seeds or garlic? Or is it smooth?
3. Other Observations
Does this schezwan paste appear too oily? Visually, does it showcase a bold red color?
Does the flavor and convenience offered justify the price?
For how long does this paste stay ideal for consumption? Is it meant for one-time use?
Your quest for the Best Schezwan Chutney ends here.
Catch Schezwan Paste – Detailed Review
Catch Schezwan paste comes in a squeezy pouch pack which makes it pretty easy to use and store. A 100-gram pouch is priced at Rs. 30/-. The shelf life offered is one year.
There are three ways to use this schezwan paste – as a dip, as a spread, or for cooking.
This paste showcases a deep red hue with some red chili seeds. We liked the vibrant deep red color. It’s not oily.
This paste has that signature schezwan paste aroma – tangy with a hint of sweetness.
The list of ingredients is as follows: Water, Sugar, Chillies and capsicum whole, Iodised salt, Onion paste, Raw garlic, Soy sauce, Sunflower oil, and Tomato paste.
In addition, it also contains Acetic acid (INS 260, Modified starch (INS1400), Raw ginger, Seasoning, Xanthan gum (INS 415), Pepper black whole, Pepper white whole, Spice extract, Sodium benzoate (INS 211), Citric acid (INS 330), Disodium 5-ribonucleotides (INS635), and Silicone Dioxide (INS551).
Our Review Process
We prepared two dishes for our review process:
- Fries: Here we used the paste as a dip.
- Fried Rice: The schezwan paste was used for cooking fried rice.
Here are the observations we recorded during the cooking process:
- The paste coats the rice very well.
- As a dip too, the paste tasted good and plonks on the fry with ease.
Texture + Consistency
The overall consistency of this schezwan paste is thick but, at the same time it is dippable. It is not gloopy.
Taste-wise, this paste has a delectable flavor profile. With a well-rounded garlicky taste, it is spicy in its true sense. It also has a mild sourness to it. And not to forget, there is a slight touch of tomato-like tang as well.
In the end, it lends a slight sweetness. We liked the fact that it had no unpleasant aftertaste.
- This paste has a vibrant red color.
- The pouch pack is convenient to use.
- It is spicy and has a well-rounded garlicky flavor.
- It coats the rice perfectly.
- Ideal consistency.
- No added color.
Looking for a spicy and easy to use culinary paste? We recommend trying Catch Schezwan Paste for its well-rounded flavor profile.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Catch Schezwan Paste.
This schezwan paste is quite spicy, but has tangy notes as well.
Yes! A batch of schezwan marinated and grilled chicken, paneer or tofu would be perfect alongside some rice, toast or top a salad.
The shelf life of this schezwan paste is one year.
Yes. Definitely you can use this Catch Schezwan Paste as a dipping sauce alongside – spring rolls, momos, nuggets or French fries.
No, this is not gluten-free. It contains soy sauce where wheat is a primary ingredient.
Also read: Ching’s Secret Schezwan Chutney Review.
To sum up, Catch Schezwan Paste is versatile and easy to use. As a dip or for cooking, the addition of this paste adds in the right flavors. We liked the well-rounded spicy and garlicky flavor and its thick consistency.
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