Haldiram’s Punjabi Samosa Review – Crisp & Appetising (2024)
The flavors, the mouthfeel, and the ingredient list too- all key aspects of Haldiram’s Punjabi samosa impressed Mishry.
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Some munch on it with tea in the monsoons, others dip it in a blend of lip-smacking chutneys with a soft, fluffy pav. It’s fried, it’s stuffed, it’s SAMOSA.
For those untimely cravings where you can’t get your hands on freshly prepared halwai samosa, Haldiram’s offers a flavorful fix. Their frozen samosas are offered with chutneys and for our Haldiram’s Punjabi Samosa review we ordered the 650-gram box.
Did we love or did we LOVE it?
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Haldiram Punjabi Samosa – Quick Glance
Key details on Haldiram’s Punjabi Samosa are listed in the table below.
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Our Review Factors
The following section discusses what we looked for while reviewing Haldiram Punjabi Samosa. Fresh flavors, convenience, and texture were the main parameters
While the seasoning of the stuffing plays a significant role in the overall flavor profile, the outer cover can be a game-changer.
Was the outer cover seasoned or bland? What about the potato stuffing? Was it fresh? Did it retain the bold flavors of spices? Was there any undesirable aftertaste?
We gauged the texture in two stages. One was how crispy the outer casing turned after cooking and two- the stuffing. Have the potatoes been mashed smooth or were they in chunks? What about peas, mashed or whole?
Spices like fennel seeds, ajwain, cumin seeds lend a desirable bite when added whole. Were these crushed, powdered, or added whole?
From cooking to serving, how did we rate these frozen samosas on convenience?
4. Other Parameters
Here we gauged the price, packaging, shelf life, ingredients, value for money of the samosas.
Haldiram Punjabi Samosa – Detailed Review
Our experience with Haldiram Punjabi Samosa is explained in the following section.
Price & Packaging
The samosas were packed in a green-colored carton which also held two sachets of chutneys. A 650-gram carton (holding eight pieces) is priced at Rs 220/- and has a shelf life of 18 months.
Potatoes (42%), wheat flour (26%), refined sunflower oil, water, green peas, interesterified vegetable fat (sesame oil, palm oil), salt, spices (coriander, cumin, black pepper, cardamom, clove, cinnamon).
Sugar (50%), water, dried mango slices, salt, red chilli powder, ginger powder, spices (coriander, cumin, black pepper, cardamom, clove, cinnamon)
Khatti Meethi Chutney
Coriander leaves (34%), water, mint leaves, green chilli, peanuts, cashew, salt, black salt, cumin, fresh lime juice.
How we made them
A key cooking instruction the package mentions is thawing the samosas before deep frying or baking them. This step ensures that the stuffing is properly heated, and not just the outer cover.
Following the instructions, we microwaved 2 pieces of the samosa for 60 seconds before deep frying them. As for the chutney sachets, we microwaved them for half a minute.
PS- the time may vary as per microwave wattage.
The samosas were quite identical, in terms of shape and size. Thumbs up as no samosa was broken or cracked.
Once the samosas were thawed and deep fried, the crust turned crisp. The crunch was bold. The outer casing was quite thick, but at no point did it feel doughy or crumbly. With a medium spice level, the stuffing had a favorable variety of textures coming from mashed potatoes, bits of peas, and seeds (fennel, cumin). The stuffing didn’t feel dry or chalky, it had a homestyle touch to it. What we liked even more was the stuffing to casing ratio. It wasn’t overloaded, but there were no empty flour pockets too.
The chutneys had a smooth but flowy consistency.
As for the stuffing, it is safe to say Haldiram’s nailed the seasoning. The salt and chilli were in a beautiful sync. The overall bite of the samosa was fresh to taste, without any undesirable industrial aftertaste.
In terms of flavor, the chutneys really made a mark. The sweetness of the meethi chutney was spot on. It was laced with a peppery heat and a desirable pungency of cloves. The green chutney tasted fresh, minty, and herby with a slight green chilli kick.
- This is very convenient to prepare.
- The ingredient list is clean when compared to many frozen samosa brands.
- Thumbs for nutrition values given per piece.
- The textures were on point.
- We LOVED the seasoning of the stuffing.
- The chutneys had beautiful flavors.
Untimely cravings, unannounced guests, or just an effortless snack for those relaxing evenings, we recommend trying Haldiram’s Punjabi samosa.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Haldiram Punjabi Samosa.
Monitored and portion controlled consumption is the healthiest. We do not advice eliminating your favorite meals/snacks as that will only intensify the cravings leading to a binge.
No, the spiciness is balanced, low to medium.
Yes, you can. However, when serving with either of the beverages you may want to skip the chutneys then.
Ensure you only thaw the samosas that you wish to bake/fry. Do not refreeze after thawing.
No, these samosas are devoid of preservatives.
Easy to prepare and oh-so challenging to share. Haldiram’s Punjabi Samosa was a delightful surprise as this is a frozen product. The taste, the texture, we loved both. And oh the chutneys were TOO GOOD.
If you need another reason to try this, let us highlight the clean ingredient list.