Buy or Bye Bye? Dabur Hommade Chutney Review (2023)
Dabur Hommade Chutneys are offered as a means to recreate street-style food effortlessly. Do they deliver?
Indian dishes, especially street food and chaat items, get the depth of flavor from the chutneys (like dips, but better). Spicy and sweet, these chutneys are made using everyday ingredients, but each region offers a unique twist.
If you’re someone who doesn’t have the time or the skill to make chutneys at home every other day, store bough ones can prove to be a blessing. And if you plan to hop on this bandwagon, here is our Dabur Hommade Chutney review. We tried two variants – Tomato and Coriander.
Are the flavors and consistency at par with the authentic equivalent? Let’s find out.
Our Review Factors
How did we review these variants of Dabur Hommade Chutney? What were the parameters we set?
How close do the flavors of these packaged chutneys come to the authentic? Are the seasonings balanced? Freshness is a key aspect when it comes to chutneys as it can make or break the entire dish.
One commendable aspect about chutney is its versatile consistency. With your everyday meals to adding them on top of homemade bhel and chaat.
How was our experience with Dabur Hommade chutneys? Were they uniform, varying, or straight up unsatisfactory?
Taste and convenience considered, could we use these straight out of the pouch? Or were adjustments needed? If yes, were they quick and effortless?
4. Other Parameters
The packaging, price, storage, ingredients, shelf life were made note of here.
Dabur Chutney Flavours – Detailed Review
Our experience with Dabur Hommade Chutney in Kalonji Tamatar and Hari Chutney has been detailed in the following section.
1. Kalonji Tamatar Chutney
We quite liked this variant! The flavor and texture were impressive. Thick and slightly chunky, this chutney had a rounded flavor profile. The natural sweetness and tanginess of tomatoes was prominent in the flavor as well as aroma. The overall freshness with the mild chilli kick made this toothsome.
Another desirable note in the aroma was that of fennel (saunf) and nigella seeds (kalonji), reminiscent of pickles.
To further explain the texture/consistency, this chutney was pretty thick, almost jammy.
This variant is packed in a red-black squeeze pouch with a reclosable lid. It holds 200 grams of the product and is priced at Rs 75/- The shelf life is one year. This is made using ingredients like Sugar, Tomato Paste, Water, Refined Sunflower Oil, Red Chili Powder, Ginger, Iodised Salt, Acidity Regulator (Ins330), Cumin Seeds,Mustard Seeds (0.4%), Fennel, Black Cumin (Kalonji), Fenugreek, Turmeric Powder And Preservative (Ins 211).
- Rounded flavors
- Fresh notes of tomatoes
- Balanced seasoning
- Rich consistency
- Flavor of saunf and kalonji is delicious
- Uses preservatives, which isn’t something we recommend for everyday consumption.
From pairing with parathas to garnishing salads, and even in a homemade bhel, this Dabur Hommade Chutney is a must-try.
2. Dilli ki Hari Chatpati Chutney
The star ingredient in green chutney is coriander, it lends not only flavor and aroma, but is also responsible for the appealing hue.
Even before we could gauge the aroma and flavor, the consistency was a thumbs down here. This chutney was as liquidy as pani puri ka pani and gushed out of the nozzle very quickly. Not desirable at all.
Sadly, the flavor was just as disappointing. As mentioned above, coriander must be the dominant ingredient in flavor as well as aroma. In Dabur’s chutney, this role was taken over by ginger and garlic. Sure, the herby taste of coriander was present but it was masked by the warm, earthy notes of ginger and garlic. Moreover, the freshness you expect from coriander was missing.
The taste and consistency, both, need massive improvement.
In a squeezy pouch, 200 grams of content is priced at Rs 60/- and has a shelf life of nine months. The ingredients that go in the making include Water, Coriander, Garlic, Ginger, Green Chili, Iodised Salt, Sugar, Thickener (Ins1442), Acidity Regulator (Ins330), Color (Ins141 (i)), Cumin Powder, Flavor (Natural Flavor), Stabilizer (Ins 415) And Preservative (Ins211).
- Convenient, easy-to-store packing
- Economic pricing
- Coriander flavor isn’t the star
- Lacks the herby freshness
- Contains additives
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Dabur Homemade chutney.
The spice is rounded and not overwhelming.
Yes, this has versatile uses.
Yes, this must be stored under refrigeration.
Yes, it contains preservative INS 211, and other additives like Thickener (INS 1422) and Acidity Regulator (INS 330).
Yes, both are gluten-free as they do not contain any wheat-based ingredients.
We tried two variants of Dabur Hommade Chutney and while we were impressed by Kalonji Tamatar, Hari Chutney has tons of room for improvement. Kalonji Tamatar captured the essence of authentic flavors and consistency fairly well, which only added to the overall convenience.
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