MTR 3 Minute Seviyan Upma Review – Taste Meets Convenience (2024)
MTR 3-Minute Seviyan Upma is loaded with fresh flavors of curry leaves and mustard seeds. We love it and here’s why you would too.
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Rushed mornings? No time for an elaborate breakfast? Can’t do chilled, overnight oats anymore? This review might be worth a read.
MTR has an extensive range of RTE, quick-cooking breakfast, and dessert mixes where all you need to do is add hot water, set it aside for a few minutes, and your meal is ready. We tested another variant from this range, and here is our MTR 3 Minute Seviyan Upma review. Taste, texture, preparation, we discuss all details. Would we order this again?
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MTR Seviyan Upma – Quick Glance
Here is all you need to know about MTR Seviyan Upma.
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Our Review Factors
What were the parameters we reviewed MTR Seviyan Upma across?
The taste, texture, and overall convenience were the prime parameters.
A rather fresh take on the classic semilan upma is the one made using seviyan or vermicelli. We were looking for the characteristic flavors of the region imparted through curry leaves, mustard and channa dal. Does this ready to cook meal taste fresh? How well is this seasoned?
The texture of the vermicelli is the most important here. It shouldn’t be mushy and lumpy. The desired texture should be soft but with a firm bite.
What about the cashewnuts and chana dal? Did they retain a bite?
It claims that all you need is boiling water to prepare this upma. Fact or cap?
4. Other Parameters
We also judged this across non-tasting parameters like price, packaging, shelf life.
MTR Seviyan Upma – Detailed Review
Price + Packaging
A 160-gram pack is priced at Rs 65/-. It claims to suffice 3 servings. This is a standard MTR pack with blue and yellow visuals. It is non-resealable.
The main ingredients are wheat semolina (65%), onion flakes, interesterified vegetable fats, cashewnuts (6%), iodised salt, bengal gram splits, green chilli (3%), curry leaves (1%), sugar, maltodextrin (corn), ginger, mustard (15%), turmeric powder, acidity regulators (INS 330, INS 334), and natural flavoring substances.
How we made it
The pack recommends two methods of preparation- cooking in a pan or in a microwave.
In a pan, add 485 ml boiling water with the entire vermicelli mix. Stir the components well and cover this, letting it cook for three minutes. Take it off the flame, let it rest for a minute before serving.
Method two is cooking in a microwave. For this, you add 375 ml boiling water in a bowl with the vermicelli mix, and stir them well. Put this bowl in the microwave and cook for three minutes. Before serving, cover and let the upma sit for a minute.
Taste + Texture
The seasoning and flavors are spot-on. Fresh, natural, and bold, we loved the innate South Indian flavors imparted by curry leaves and mustard seeds. The salt and spice levels were fairly balanced. This had a mild green chilli kick which we really appreciated. The onions were adding a crunch and natural sweetness that tied the entire meal together. Fresh tasting cashew nuts and dal retained a soft crunch.
We also liked how this had zero oily/rancid aftertaste which is a common occurrence in packaged foods.
Another observation was the pack claims this is good for three servings but we think this is apt for two proper servings without other accompaniments (juices, pieces of toast, omlette, etc. However, as a snack (smaller portion than breakfast) this would suffice 3 servings.
Cherry on top? It looks appetizing, and not a gloopy mess.
- Natural, fresh flavors
- Beautifully seasoned
- Very easy to prepare
- Variety of textures
- No added preservatives
A quick breakfast, something filling to carry to work, a warm and hearty evening snack? We recommend trying MTR 3 Minute Seviyan Upma.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on MTR Seviyan Upma.
It is fairly lower in calories than other staple breakfast foods like medu vada, croissants, etc. However, since this is a packaged food, we’d advise monitored consumption.
No, this does not contain preservatives but it has additives like maltodextrin and acidity regulator.
No, per 100 grams it has 10 grams of fat. The trans fat content is zero.
Yes, it can be eaten during diets. We’d recommend pairing it with paneer, peanut butter, or a glass of whey to slow down the digestion process, enhance satiety, and prevent sugar spikes. (as this is primarily a carbohydrate source)
It has onions, you can add other chopped and boiled veggies like carrots, french beans, peas, etc.
Ummmhmmm, yum! Mishry had a delightful experience with MTR 3 Minute Seviyan Upma. Not only is it exceptionally effortless to prepare, but it also makes for a filling, flavorful meal.
We really liked this. Have you tried MTR RTE meals before? Would you give this a go?