MTR Minute Rasam Review – Garlic and Pepper Goodness
The MTR Minute Rasam powder mix offers the convenience to easily prepare it at home, but does it taste delicious? Let’s find out in our detailed review.
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Craving for a hot bowl of Rasam? MTR’s Minute Rasam provides an instant way to prepare it with no effort. All you need to do is boil water, mix in the rasam powder and relish.
MTR recently introduced its ready to cook Rasam in two flavors – Garlic & Pepper. We reviewed both the variants of the MTR Minute Rasam to know about how different the flavor of garlic is from that of pepper. How is the consistency? What are the steps of preparation involved?
In our MTR Minute Rasam review we have covered detailed aspects covering our overall experience wherein we have discussed the price, taste and other factors. Read on to find out more.
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MTR Minute Rasam – Everything You Need To Know
MTR Minute Rasam does not require cooking and gets ready with just the addition of hot water. In this section, we have covered everything that you need to know starting with the available variants to the shelf life.
1. Available Variants
MTR Minute Rasam comes in two different variants :
- MTR Minute Rasam Garlic
- MTR Minute Rasam Pepper
2. Available Sizes
MTR Minute Rasam comes in packs of 15 gm and 60 gm. The 60 gm size includes 4 individual 15 gm packs of the rasam powder. With this range of available sizes, MTR Minute Rasam powder is a convenient option for one time use.
The 15 gm quantity of the MTR Minute Rasam powder comes in a non-resealable pack. On the other hand, the 60 gm pack includes 4 non-resealable packs of the rasam powder.
The MTR Minute Rasam Garlic comes in attractive purple and red color packaging. The MTR Minute Rasam Pepper comes in a brown and yellow color packaging.
4. Shelf Life
Both the variants of the MTR Minute Rasam come with a shelf life of 9 months.
MTR Minute Rasam – Our Review Factors
For our review process, we have carefully taken into different factors that help us gain a better idea of the product. Our review factors for the MTR Minute Rasam includes the taste, flavor, aroma, consistency, and the price. Check out our in-depth description of the different factors below :
When it comes to any packaged powder mix, taste is one of the most crucial factors that must be considered. Rasam powder is essentially a mix of toor dal, red chillies, asafoetida, pepper, coriander and cumin.
We reviewed the MTR Minute Rasam to find out how delicious the taste of this rasam is. Is there an overpowering taste of garlic or pepper? Is the level of salt well balanced? Does it taste homestyle?
Eating is not just about the tastebuds, its about what we see and what we smell. For an enhanced overall experience, a pleasing aroma is a must. This factor covers how strong is the aroma of the rasam powder as soon as you open the pack? Is the aroma of garlic prominent in the powder mix? Can the aroma of pepper be felt? Does it have a tangy aroma? Did the aroma enhance or not after cooking?
Unlike a veggie-loaded sambar, rasam isn’t thick. It is supposed to have a thinner consistency. We reviewed the MTR Minute Rasam on the factor of consistency. Was the consistency too watery? Did it mix well? Were there any presence of lumps post mixing? Did the powder settle at the bottom?
This point covers the pricing of the MTR Minute Rasam Mix. Is it a value for money product? Does the price justify the flavor and convenience that it offers?
5. Ease Of Preparation
Ready to cook packaged powder mix comes with the ease of preparing them at home quickly. Are the MTR Minute Rasam variants easy to prepare? How long does it take to prepare them?
MTR Minute Rasam Variants – Detailed Review
|Review Parameters||MTR Minute Rasam Garlic||MTR Minute Rasam Pepper|
|Price||INR 10 (15 gm), INR 40 (60 gm)||INR 10 (15 gm), INR 40 (60 gm)|
|Net Weight||15 gm, 60 gm||15 gm, 60 gm|
|Available Sizes||15 gm (single pack) and 60 gm (multi pack)||15 gm (single pack) and 60 gm (multi pack)|
|Main Ingredients||Toor dal, iodised salt, tomato powder, coriander, garlic (6%)||Toor dal, iodised salt, tomato powder, coriander, black pepper (7%)|
|Shelf Life||9 months||9 months|
|Calories||48.8 kcal (per serving)||50.8 gm (per serving)|
The first variant that we reviewed was the MTR Minute Rasam Garlic. We ordered the 60 gm pack of the product. This pack includes 4 separate packs of 15 gm each that is ideal for one time use. It was priced at INR 40.
The MTR Minute Rasam Garlic requires no cooking and gets ready with just the addition of hot boiling water. Our review process started with the dry inspection stage. As we opened the pack, the aroma was intense.
The garlic rasam powder had a mix of yellow and brown color. It was free from lumps and we could also see small bits of curry leaf present in the powder. For preparation, we followed the instructions as stated on the pack .
The list of ingredients of the MTR Minute Rasam Garlic mentions the presence of Anticaking agent Silica (INS 551). The main purpose of adding this ingredient is that it prevents the formation of lumps. Further, it also helps increase the shelf life of food products. It is most commonly used in powdered mixes.
We taste the rasam in two different forms – with rice and as a drink. The taste of rasam when served with steaming hot rice was delectable. This variant is loaded with flavors. We felt a strong presence of garlic along with a slight kick of black pepper. The salt levels were well balanced. It was not overpowering.
Talking about the consistency, this variant was neither too thick nor thin like water. However, when we kept the rasam aside for a few minutes, the powder settled at the bottom.
- The 60 gm pack of the MTR Minute Rasam Garlic comes at a price of INR 40.
- It contains 4 single serve packs inside.
- The method of preparation is mentioned on the pack.
- You can enjoy the Rasam either with rice or have it as a drink.
- It is free from artificial flavors and added preservatives.
- It is easy and quick to prepare.
- It contains the right amount of tanginess.
- There is a prominent flavor of garlic.
- We also loved the spicy kick of black pepper.
- The garlic rasam has a strong aroma.
- The salt levels are well balanced.
Best Suited For
If you are looking for a quick way to prepare rasam at home without any extra efforts, we recommend you to try the MTR Minute Rasam Garlic. You can have it along with piping hot rice or any other South Indian dish including idlis, dosas, paniyaram or appam. The warming notes of garlic and pepper make this an ideal winter night soup.
MTR Minute Rasam Pepper was the second variant that we reviewed. For this review, we ordered the same 60 gm pack that comes for Rs. 40. At first we entirely inspected the powder mix in the dry form.
On opening the pack, there was a strong aroma of mixed masalas, but we couldn’t single out the aroma of black pepper. On observing, there were small bits of curry leaves and dehydrated carrots present in the powder.
Similar to the garlic variant, the list of ingredients of the pepper flavor mentions the use of Anticaking agent Silica (INS 551). We prepared the rasam following the instructions as given on the pack.
This variant has a spicy black pepper kick which tasted delicious. This rasam is tangy and peppery. We loved the inclusion of small pieces of roasted garlic, however the dehydrated carrots weren’t fresh tasting.
- The MTR Minute Rasam Pepper is free from added preservatives.
- There is no need to cook this rasam, you just need to add hot water.
- The 60 gm pack includes 4 single serve packs inside.
- Once the pack is opened, make sure to consume it immediately.
- It comes with a shelf life of 9 months from the date of manufacture.
- This variant contains pepper and turmeric.
- The preparation of this rasam is very easy.
- We loved the prominent presence of black pepper which was delicious.
- Salt levels are well-balanced.
- The dehydrated pieces of carrots do not taste fresh.
Best Suited For
If you are preparing Rasam for the first time and are skeptical about how it might turn out, it is best to try this ready to cook MTR Minute Rasam mix. If you feel like having a warm drink on a chilly day, this variant is a must try.
Our Top Picks & Recommendations
We tried two variants of the MTR Minute Rasam – Garlic and Pepper. Both the variants were true to their flavors and the MTR Minute Rasam did not disappoint us!
With no cooking time involved, all you need to do is mix in boiling water with the powder, stir it and your rasam is ready in minutes.
We had a positive experience reviewing both the variants of the MTR Minute Rasam. MTR Minute Rasam is one of the quickest and most convenient ways to prepare rasam at home in minimal time.
Which variant would you try first? Let us know in the comments and also share your experiences about how it turned out.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on MTR Minute Rasam.
1. Is MTR minute garlic & pepper rasam spicy?
The MTR Minute Garlic & Pepper Rasam are medium spicy. This is due to the presence of black pepper in both the variants.
2. Is there any difference in taste between home made rasam & MTR minute rasam?
While there is no comparison between freshly made rasam with homemade ground spices to a packaged instant mix, the MTR Rasam does come close to those warming homestyle flavors.
3. Shall I add extra herbs and spices to this ready to eat MTR rasam?
Both the variants of the ready to eat MTR Rasam are flavorful by themselves and well-seasoned. We did not feel the need to add extra seasoning.
4. Does this product contain any preservatives?
The pack mentions that there are no added preservatives.
5. Can this rasam be consumed daily?
It is best to consume any packaged food item in moderation.
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