MTR Ready To Eat Breakfast Masala Upma Review
Does the MTR Masala Upma have the potential to become a favorite on the breakfast table?
Upma premixes are lifesavers when you’re traveling to a place that lacks food that matches your taste and diet preferences. Quick and easy to make, upma, uppumavu or uppittu is a breakfast staple around the country that requires only a few ingredients but packs in a lot of homely, wholesome flavors. In fact, we reviewed 6 brands and found the most flavourful upma earlier. MTR is a brand known for its pre-mixes and ready to eat product range that has found fans across the country. Here’s another product from their extensive range. We reviewed the MTR Masala Upma for its taste, texture, and aroma. Read our Quick Review of the MTR Upma to know more.
MTR Masala Upma
Easy to cook and good to taste, the MTR Masala Upma has crunchy bits coming from Bengal gram dal.
MRP – Rs 65/-*
Net weight – 180 grams
*Price at the time of review
*As per information on the pack
- Best before 9 months from the date of manufacture.
- Provides 293.7 Kcal of energy per serving (70 grams).
- Allergen information – Contains gluten, cashew nut, milk product, and mustard.
Key ingredients include Semolina (71%), Ghee, Bengal Gram dal, Salt, Cashewnut, Sugar, Curry leaves, Mustard.
Price and packaging – The MTR Masala Upma comes in a red and green pouch packing. A 180-gram pack is priced at Rs 65/-.
How to make it – The instructions given on the pack are easy to follow.
- Add 1 measure mix to 2 ½ measure of boiling water.
- Add 1 ½ tablespoon of oil and stir continuously for 5-6 minutes.
- You can add parboiled vegetables (optional).
How we cooked it – The upma cooked fully within the mentioned time frame. We did not add any extra vegetables or spices to the upma as we wanted to taste the ingredients as it is.
Appearance and aroma – Before cooking, we could see a lot of Bengal gram dal in the dry mix along with mustard, some cashews, and curry leaves. After cooking, the upma turned mild yellow in color and did not have much of an aroma.
Taste and texture – The semolina (Suji) plumped up well after cooking. MTR’s Masala Upma has a delicate, mild flavor. It is not over seasoned or spicy at all. We would recommend you don’t go with the ‘masala’ tag. Often, premixes labeled as ‘masala’ can be spicy and the masala taste can be the dominant one. But here, that wasn’t the case. So, if you like your upma, or food in general, fairly ‘masaaledar’ you might find the taste here a bit underwhelming.
The crunch coming from the Bengal gram dal is really nice. In almost every bite, you get a few bits of the dal. The pack mentions the use of ghee which can be clearly tasted throughout.
We like the subtle flavors, balanced seasoning, and the crunchy Bengal gram. Overall, the MTR Upma Mix is worth adding to your grocery list.
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