ITC Master Chef Achaari Beetroot Kebab – Mishry Review
The ITC Beetroot Kebabs are here to add some color and flavor to your potato-dominated vegetarian menu. But do the ITC Achaari Beetroot Kebabs taste as good as they look? Read Team Mishry’s ITC Beetroot Kebab review to know more.
When it comes to snacks and starters, potatoes and paneer typically take over the vegetarian menu. Though there are many ingredients and flavors, switching things up at times doesn’t hurt.
When we found out about the ITC Beetroot Kebabs, we were curious to try them out and know what they taste like.
In our previous ITC frozen food reviews, while some kebabs disappointed us, we loved others so much that they became a staple in our home pantries too!
Team Mishry ordered a pack of the ITC Achaari Beetroot Kebab, fried and tasted first hand them in our test kitchen- and here’s what we think.
The ITC Master Chef Achaari Beetroot Kebabs come packed in the standard vegetarian ITC frozen snacks packaging. One pack contains approximately 15 achaari beetroot kebabs.
Free of preservatives and low in fat, you can prepare the ITC Beetroot Kebabs in three different ways.
When we observed the achaari beetroot kebabs straight out of the pack, we noticed a consistency in size and shape throughout. This is one of the things we appreciate about all the ITC frozen foods and snacks.
Do we like it? Would we recommend these achaari beetroot kebabs to our readers? Following are some other parameters that helped us form the ITC Beetroot Kebab review.
The masala has the classic flavors you would expect from an achaar. The primary ingredients we tasted were fennel, asafoetida, coriander, and fenugreek. Yum!
As mentioned on the back of the pack, the ingredients used for making the kebabs were green peas, green banana and beetroot, dehydrated potato, seasonings, mixed spices, coriander, onion, red chili, garlic, black pepper, fennel, cumin, turmeric, fenugreek, iodized salt, milk solids, coriander, lemon juice concentrate, and degermed cornflour.
The ITC Beetroot Kebabs are spicy! The heat is majorly derived from black pepper and red chillies. In addition to this, we could also taste some tangy flavors from the achaari masala.
As the name suggests- these beetroot kebabs have a very mild sweetness to them. This sweetness tastes a lot like the natural sweetness from beetroots.
All in all, the strong spiciness, the punch of tangy flavors, and mild sweetness- these flavors put together with the texture of the ITC Beetroot Kebabs make a very refreshing starter option for vegetarians.
The 210-gram pack of the ITC Achaari Beetroot Kebab is priced at Rs 130/-
You get approximately 15 pieces of the achaari beetroot kebab in a pack. In our opinion, this product is priced decently, especially when we consider the fact how these kebabs are devoid of preservatives.
4. Method of Preparation
The pack mentions three possible methods of preparation. You can cook these achaari beetroot kebabs on a tawa, bake them, or even air fry them.
The recommended method of cooking as per the pack is to cook these on a tawa. And that is what we did.
We shallow-fried the ITC Beetroot Kebabs on a non-stick pan with some refined oil. These kebabs were browned well in under five minutes.
Here are some points you must note:
- The ITC Achaari Beetroot Kebabs soak up some of the oil.
- These kebabs are very soft and fragile. You must carefully place and flip them on the tawa/air fryer.
5. Texture & Colour
Right out of the pack, the ITC Beetroot Kebabs had a light pink color with some hints of brown. Post-cooking, the kebabs became darker overall.
As we were placing the kebabs on the tawa, we noticed how easily breakable they were.
Low-medium flame and utmost care while flipping these achaari beetroot kebabs ensured none of them broke or deformed before the taste test.
Once cooked, these kebabs were, in a word, lip-smacking!
The ITC Beetroot Kebabs have a melt-in-the-mouth feel to them. We think this smooth paste-like texture comes from the green bananas that have been used.
6. Best Pair
Since these achaari beetroot kebabs have a little bit of everything- spicy, tangy, and sweet flavors, we think they would pair well with a variety of dips/side dishes.
Tamarind chutney, pudina chutney, or even as a starter served with cocktails- these kebabs have a refreshing taste.
The ITC Beetroot Kebabs are neatly packed in a tray with compartments. This not only makes it a visually appealing product but also prevents the pieces from breaking or sticking to one another, and hence easy to make and serve.
The outer packing in the standard green and black one.
8. Shelf life
When stored under refrigeration (18 degrees), these achaari beetroot kebabs have a shelf life of 15 months from packaging.
9. Nutritional Facts
The nutritional facts for the ITC Master Chef Achaari Beetroot Kebabs per 100 grams are – 121 Kcals, 3.9 grams of protein, 26 grams of carbohydrates, and 0.2 grams of fat.
The ITC Achaari Beetroot Kebabs are considerably low in saturated fat.
In addition to this, they are also free of any added preservatives.
These achaari beetroot kebabs are made using 77% vegetables, which in our opinion is quite good. Thumbs up for this!
|Parameters||ITC Master Chef Achaari Beetroot Kebab|
|Main Ingredients||Vegetables (77%)[Green Peas, Green Banana, Beetroot(18%), Dehydrated Potato], Seasoning (9%)[Coriander(1%), Onion, Red Chilli(0.7%), Garlic, Black Pepper, Fennel(0.45%), Cumin, Turmeric, Fenugreek(0.15%), Iodized Salt, Milk Solids, Starch, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Coriander(2.4%), Degermed Corn Flour, and Lemon Juice Concentrate.|
|Flavor||A lip-smacking combination of spicy, tangy, and sweet flavors.
Maximum spice, balanced tanginess, and mild sweetness.
|Calories||121 kcals per 100 grams|
|Nutritional Values||26 grams of carbohydrates
3.9 grams of protein
0.2 grams of fat
These values are for 100 grams of the ITC Beetroot Kebab
|Speciality||Low in fat
No added preservatives
A non-potato vegetarian snack
Loaded with veggies and flavors
|Shelf Life||15 months from packaging|
ITC Achaari Beetroot Kebab Review – Let’s Decode
To produce a fair and authentic ITC Master Chef Beetroot Kebab review, we used refined oil as that does not alter the taste or aroma of the dish.
Did we taste all the ingredients mentioned in the pack? Were the flavors on point? And what about the texture?
Scroll down to find the pros and cons of the ITC Beetroot Kebab.
- The ITC Achaari Beetroot Kebabs come neatly packed in a tray.
- You get around 15 pieces.
- The beetroot flavor and texture come through. We really liked this!
- The texture of these achaari beetroot kebabs is heavenly.
- The starch from green bananas and green peas has been used to bind the kebabs.
- This is a great low-fat snack.
- The ITC Beetroot Kebabs are packed with flavors.
- These achaari beetroot kebabs melt in the mouth!
- This is a quick-cooking foot item that can be served as a starter dish or a cocktail snack.
- The ITC Beetroot Kebabs make for a unique snack item.
- This can be a great variation in a vegetarian menu.
- These can be cooked directly, there is no need to thaw.
- It is a preservative-free frozen food.
- This comes very neatly packed in a tray with compartments.
- These kebabs soak up a noticeable quantity of oil.
- The pieces are quite fragile, one needs to be careful while cooking them.
Best Suited For
The ITC Beetroot Kebabs are a healthier and cleaner alternative to regular fried snacks. Additionally, these are also quite low in calories.
These flavor-loaded kebabs are a great starter option for a house party or a get-together.
You can make a wholesome dish out of these achaari beetroot kebabs by adding some mint chutney, tamarind chutney, along with finely chopped tomatoes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on ITC achaari beetroot kebab
Where can I buy the ITC Beetroot Kebab?
Online from e-commerce websites, the official ITC website, and departmental stores- these kebabs are available in most places.
How to store the ITC Achaari Beetroot Kebab?
You are recommended to store these kebabs under refrigeration (18 degrees).
Are the ITC Beetroot Kebabs vegetarian?
Yes, these are made using 100% vegetarian ingredients.
Do these achaari beetroot kebabs need to be thawed?
No, there is no need for prior thawing. You can cook them directly.
How to cook the ITC Master Chef Beetroot Kebab?
You can cook them on a tawa, bake them, or even air fry the kebabs.
Summary – ITC Achaari Beetroot Kebab
Yummy, preservative-free, and ready-to-cook, the ITC Beetroot kebabs make for a great party snack!
A single bite of the ITC Beetroot Kebab offers a rollercoaster of flavors.
The spice hits strongly, leading to a balanced tangy flavor, and ends on a mildly sweet flavor coming from the beetroot. In addition to this, the texture resembles that of reshmi kebab. We liked this!
If you get your hands on a pack of the ITC Beetroot Kebab, share your experience with us.
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