Haldiram’s Ready To Eat Shahi Paneer Is Fresh & Flavorful (2024)
Haldiram’s RTE Shahi Paneer provides a convenient solution for savoring restaurant-style Shahi Paneer in the comfort of your home.
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Ready-to-eat (RTE) meals have completely changed how we think about eating homestyle food in our busy lives.
Haldiram’s, renowned for its packaged snacks, extends its product line with an extensive range of Ready To Eat meals – Minute Khana. These require minimal time and effort in the kitchen, requiring only heating before consumption. We tested the Ready To Eat Shahi Paneer Masala and rated it on parameters like taste, texture, aroma, and appearance.
Read our Haldiram’s Ready To Eat Shahi Paneer review to know more.
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Haldiram’s Ready To Eat Shahi Paneer – Quick Glance
The table holds all the key product information:
|Haldiram’s Ready To Eat Shahi Paneer
|Calories (per 100 gm)
Our Review Factors
Our Expectations, you ask? We are expecting an easy to cook RTE dish reminiscent of restaurant-like flavor with soft paneer. There should be no industrial taste.
We have set the following review factors for testing Haldiram’s Ready To Eat Shahi Paneer:
We are looking at the following aspects here:
- The freshness of paneer. How does it taste?
- Overall flavor, richness, and seasoning of the gravy.
- Any industrial flavor observed?
Made with paneer as the star ingredient, Shahi Paneer is a rich and royal Indian dish. This creamy dish is cooked in an aromatic gravy which is typically a blend of tomatoes, cream, cashews, and a mix of aromatic spices. This dish has a mildly sweet and spicy flavor profile.
A rich, thick, creamy gravy with soft paneer cubes- this is how we expect the texture to be. We also took note of the number of paneer pieces included.
How well does this RTE gravy replicate the desired texture?
RTE meals are designed to expedite the cooking process and get a meal ready in minutes.
4. Other Aspects
Details on the price, packaging, shelf life and ingredients are noted here.
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Haldiram’s Ready To Eat Shahi Paneer – Detailed Review
Pricing + Packaging
Haldiram’s RTE Shahi Paneer comes in a blue and white color box. A 300 gm quantity is priced at Rs. 55 and has a shelf life of 12 months. This pack is sufficient to serve 2 alongside some warm rotis or rice.
These are the key ingredients :
Tomatoes, Indian Cottage Cheese (18%), Concentrated Milk Solids, Milk Cream, Refined Vegetable Oil (Cotton Seed), Butter (Milk, iodized Salt), Ginger, Cashews, Iodized Salt, Green Chilli, Sugar, Spices (Cardamom, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Mace, Cumin Seeds, Coriander, Cloves, Curry Leaves), Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder, Dried Fenugreek Leaves & Bay Leaves.
There are no additives or artificial preservatives used in this RTE meal.
How did we make this? / Review Process
The pack mentions clear instructions on how to cook the gravy. There are three methods to heat this RTE meal :
- Method 1: Immerse the pouch in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Cut open and serve hot.
- Method 2: Cut pouch, empty contents into a frying pan, heat on high setting for 3-5 minutes while stirring and serve hot.
- Method 3: Cut pouch, and empty the contents into a microwave dish. Heat for 1-2 minutes and serve hot.
We opted for method 2 for heating this RTE Shahi Paneer gravy.
Aroma + Appearance
As the gravy is cooked, it releases a sweet, nutty fragrance reminiscent of the classic Shahi Paneer dish.
The color of the gravy is orangey.
Taste + Texture
In terms of taste, the gravy offers a fresh and delightful sweet-nutty flavor. The tomato flavor is subtle, not overpowering, and the overall seasoning appears well-balanced.
However, it’s important to note that there is a prominent cardamom flavor, which may not be liked by everyone.
Coming to the texture, Haldiram’s RTE Shahi Paneer has a thick restaurant-style gravy. It is rich, creamy and generously filled with ample pieces of paneer. The small, triangular paneer pieces are soft and easy to bite into.
- Easy to cook
- Detailed instructions
- Soft and tasty paneer
- Balanced salt level
- Fresh flavors
- Rich and creamy gravy
- Ample amount of paneer
- Perfect seasoning
If you’re someone who is travelling or camping and need to carry a few RTE meals which offer fresh, delicious flavors, Haldiram’s Shahi Paneer is a good option.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Haldiram’s Ready To Eat Shahi Paneer:
Shahi Paneer typically features the following common ingredients: paneer, tomatoes, cashews, cream, aromatic spices, onions, ginger-garlic paste, and kasuri methi.
Sure, you can make Shahi Paneer with milk. While cream is frequently added to the classic recipe for richness, some variations call for the addition of milk to create a creamy consistency.
The heating time for the dish generally ranges from 1 to 5 minutes, depending on the chosen heating method.
No, it is best to consume it as soon as you open it. Reheating and storing is not recommended.
Even though almonds, or badam, aren’t typically used in Shahi Paneer, there’s always an opportunity for culinary creativity. Consider experimenting with almonds in the dish if you like their flavor and texture.
What’s Our Verdict?
Haldiram’s Ready To Eat (RTE) Shahi Paneer proved to be a delightful experience. The commendable factors, including the freshness of the paneer, well-balanced seasoning, and the thick, restaurant-style gravy. Those who like their shahi paneer with some cardamom, would enjoy this.
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