Haldiram's Namkeen - The Best Bhujia and Sev

Haldiram’s Namkeen – The Best Bhujia and Sev

The crunch of namkeens with your evening tea is nothing short of perfection. We reviewed Haldiram’s Namkeen – Bhujia and Sev to find out for you which is the tastiest one.

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We all can agree that Haldiram namkeen and Indian tea-time snacks are synonymous. Whether you are traveling abroad for a vacation or if you just need a light salty kick with your tea, a packet of Haldiram namkeen is a regular companion for millions in India. Haldiram’s has over 400 products including cookies, pickles, sherbets, traditional popular namkeens like bhujia, Indian sweets and papads.

We tasted 7 different Haldiram namkeen types – bhujia and sev (Yes, it was a GOOD day at the Mishry office!) and narrowed down the ones that we loved the most according to their crunch, spice, seasoning, and overall taste. We must warn you before you proceed further, this Haldiram namkeen list will give you major cravings.

Did you know?

Haldiram’s was founded by Shri Ganga Bhishen Agarwal in 1937. He was fondly known as Haldiram in his household, hence the name. The first store to be opened was a retail shop selling sweets and namkeen in Bikaner, Rajasthan.

1. Top Pick: Haldiram’s Nimbu Masala

haldiram's nimbu masala namkeen
Haldiram’s Nimbu Masala Namkeen

Haldiram’s Nimbu Masala had our hearts with its distinct citrusy yummy taste.

Net Weight – 200 gm

Price – Rs 44/-

*Price at the time of review

Why is Haldiram’s Nimbu Masala our Top Pick?

Haldiram’s Nimbu Masala – is exactly the mix of flavors you would want to munch on again and again.

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The crunch is perfect. Also, Nimbu Masala has thicker sev in comparison to it’s counterparts, adding more ‘bite’ to every spoonful.

It is medium spicy with a distinct citrusy flavor.

It has a vibrant orange color.

It provides 530 Kcal per 100 grams of serving.

Overall, we found it very tasty.

2. Top Pick: Best Classic Bhujia – Haldiram’s Aloo Bhujia

haldiram's aloo bhujia
Haldiram’s Aloo Bhujia

Haldiram’s aloo bhujia was our top pick for its well-seasoned crunchiness. The pack specifies it is gluten-free.

Net Weight – 200 gm

Price – Rs 44/-

*Price at the time of review

Why Haldiram’s Aloo Bhujia is our Top Pick?

Haldiram’s Aloo Bhujia is an all-season bhujia. It is that ‘safe’ option which noone will dislike, and everyone will keep munching on!

Haldiram’s Aloo Bhujia is very crunchy, probably the crunchiest amongst all contenders.

It is very well seasoned and makes for a versatile sev. You can add it to your buttered toast, or top you homemade dahi-papdi with this.

Being medium spicy, people with all kinds of spice-preferances can enjoy this.

It provides 584 Kcal per 100 grams of serving.

3. Spiciest Top Pick: Haldiram’s Bhujia

haldiram's bhujia
Haldiram’s Bhujia

Haldiram’s bhujia is not a snack, it is a feeling. A traditional namkeen loved by all. The pack mentions it is gluten-free.

Net weight – 200 grams

Price – Rs 44/-

*Price at the time of review

Why is Haldiram’s Bhujia our Top Pick?

Haldiram’s Bhujia is what every spice-lover would desire. Crunchy, super spicy and very tasty.

You can’t stop yourself from reaching for this even if you like your food less spicy.

This version of bhujia has the chunky gathiya namkeen in them which are like little flavor bombs in between the bhujia, making it another standout feature.

It provides 572 Kcal per 100 grams of serving.

Our Review Process

The Mishry office was excited with the rustling Haldiram namkeen packets. We chose a mixed age group team for the tasting. We did this so that we could get a good and fair opinion on how different age groups and taste buds react to these namkeens and spice levels. A blind tasting was not possible for this review because we all knew which namkeen looks like what even before the process had started.

These namkeens were tasted over a span of two days. On both days we tasted them side-by-side. We conducted the tasting session over a span of two days because we didn’t want the namkeen flavor to overpower and misguide our taste buds.

After multiple tastings and lots of chatter later – we chose our Top Picks.

Tip – Add bhujia on top of your poha. It’s delish!

The Contenders – Best Haldiram’s Bhujia and Sev

haldiram’s bhujia
The contenders for the Best Haldiram Namkeen – Bhujia and Sev

1. Haldiram’s Plain Bhujia

The plain bhujia has small pieces of sev. Flavor-wise, it is very mild in every department. If you like mild namkeens, this might be for you but it’s not very tasty when had on its own. It was not the crunchiest amongst the lot either.

2. Haldiram’s Bhujia 

The spiciest of the lot, Haldiram’s bhujia is also a top pick.

3. Haldiram’s Aloo Bhujia

This namkeen won as our top pick for the classic bhujia.

4. Haldiram’s Nimbu Masala 

Our top pick, the Haldiram Nimbu Masala tastes great.

5. Haldiram’s Long Sev 

This namkeen was soft and not very crunchy. It gives a massive black pepper hit. It is a medium-sized sev. Although the long sev is very spicy, it is also very flavorful. The besan flavor tastes really good.

6. Haldiram’s Pudina Sev 

The pudina sev is very thin and has an almost unnatural green color. The minty flavor comes towards the end, but there’s also a hint of a bitter aftertaste that we didn’t quite enjoy. Flavor wise, the namkeen is slightly salty and medium spicy.

7. Haldiram’s Methi Sev

The methi sev is chunkier and drier than the other counterparts. The bigger the chunks get, the drier it becomes. It has a natural methi bitterness to it, which is good. This is mildly spicy, the seasoning is balanced. However, the overall balance between methi, besan and spices is missing.

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Haldiram’s Namkeen – Price, Ingredients, Calories Details

Haldiram namkeen list Energy (Kcal) per 100 gm Haldiram Namkeen Price Ingredients
Haldiram’s Bhujia 572 Kcal Rs 44/- for 200 grams Tepary beans flour, edible vegetable oil, gram pulse flour, salt, spices, and condiments
Haldiram’s Plain Bhujia 570 Kcal Rs 44/- for 200 grams Tepary beans flour, edible vegetable oil, gram pulse flour, salt, spices, and condiments
Haldiram’s Aloo Bhujia 584 Kcal Rs 44/- for 200 grams Potatoes, edible vegetable oil, gram pulse flour, tepary beans flour, rice flour, edible starch, salt, spices, and condiments
Haldiram’s Nimbu Masala 530 Kcal Rs 44/- for 200 grams Potato, edible vegetable oil, gram pulse flour, tepary beans flour, edible starch, rice powder, salt powder, sugar powder, spices and condiments
Haldiram’s Long Sev 612 kcal Rs 42/- for 200 grams Gram pulse flour, edible vegetable oil (cottonseed, corn and palm oil), salt, spices, and condiments
Haldiram’s Pudina Sev 609 Kcal Rs 30/- for 150 grams Potato flakes, edible vegetable oil, gram flour, tapioca starch, refined wheat flour, spices, and condiments
Haldiram’s Methi Sev 560 kcal Rs 42/- for 200 grams Gram pulse flour, edible vegetable oil (cottonseed, corn and palm oil), salt, spices, and condiments

Who is this review for?

Eating namkeen during tea time or during those mid-meal hunger pangs is always an easy solution. This review is for everyone who loves bingeing on namkeens. This is definitely not for the calorie-conscious!

This review is also for people who are fans of Haldiram’s range and love to stock up their pantry with convenience snacks.

Also perfect for you if you need some handy bar snacks.

The Parameters – How We Reviewed

With every review we conduct, we choose valid and important parameters that are the main deciding factors for a certain product to become a top pick. For our review of Haldiram namkeens, we chose three categories –

1. Taste

It’s obvious that for any food product we buy, the taste is paramount. Our first and most important parameter was how good the namkeens tasted overall without singling out any one particular flavor.

2. Crunch

Did the namkeen have appropriate crunch or was it a soggy snack no one asked for? Our winner was decided after answering one very important question – Which namkeen had the maximum crunch?

3. Seasoning

Seasoning of the namkeen is a very crucial deciding factor. Some had methi, some had lemon, some had pudina. Too spicy, too bland or just plain over-salted? We settled on our winner when it won us over without being too artificial, flavor-wise.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here we have answered a few interesting FAQs about the most popular namkeen of Haldiram, bhujia.

Haldiram’s bhujia is one of the best-selling and popular products of the brand.

Bhujia sev is a deep fried snack and hence it is high in calories with a small amount of nutritional value.

Sev is made from chickpea flour seasoned with Indian spices, while bhujia is made from mixed flour, which includes moth bean flour and chickpea flour and then seasoned with mixed spices.

Bhujia is a most convenient and tasty snack option. However, bhujia sev are deep fried snacks with a high quantity of salt and added preservatives.

Haldiram has over 70 different types of namkeens categorized into spicy, mild spicy and very spicy.‌

Results of our review

haldiram namkeen bhujia, aloo bhujia and masala
Best Haldiram Namkees: Mishry Top Picks – Haldiram’s Bhujia, Aloo Bhujia, and Nimbu Masala

Our tasting session concluded that the Haldiram’s Nimbu Masala Namkeen was our top choice unanimously. Haldiram’s Aloo Bhujia is the tastiest one with classic flavors and Haldiram’s bhujia is perfect for those who love their namkeens spicy.

If you do agree with our review, please give it a thumbs up! And, tell us which one is your favorite from this list. If you don’t, please tell us why!

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