Tata Sampann Protein Rich Multi Dal Chilla Mix Review – Mishry
Convenient to prepare and delicious to consume. Tata Sampann’s Multi Dal Chilla Mix gets 4 out of 5 Mishrys.
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Made using nutritious flours and grains, chillas are a good plant-based source of protein and we daresay, just as popular as dosas and parathas. The vegetables add lots of fiber, making this one of the most loved breakfast staples.
To eliminate the hassle of soaking and grinding dals, Tata Sampann brings a multi-dal chila mix that can help save time and effort. Our Tata Sampann multi dal chilla mix review is based upon parameters like taste, texture, convenience and nutri-label.
How did this product perform? Let’s find out.
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Tata Sampann Multi Dal Chilla Mix – Quick Glance
A few details about the product in a tabular form –
|Tata Sampann Multi Dal Chilla Mix||Product Information|
|Net weight||180 gm|
|Shelf life||12 months|
|Buy Now||On Amazon|
Our Review Factors
What are we looking for? We are looking for an appetizing end result that has a clean ingredient list and is easy to prepare.
The parameters we set for Tata Sampann multi dal chilla mix are –
For this, taste is our first parameter. The entire purpose of a product is wasted if it’s not tasty enough for you to go back to. No matter how protein-rich or nutritious it is. Agreed?
We checked for freshness, taste and seasoning.
Soft, fluffy, hard or chalky – how is the texture of these chillas?
Labeled as protein rich – what are the comparative protein levels of a chilla made using the mix? We also checked if the ingredient list is clean or does it contain undesirable additives and preservatives?
From the batter-making to spreading and cooking it – how convenient is the product?
Price, packaging, shelf life were also considered as supporting parameters.
Tata Sampann Multi Dal Chilla Mix – Detailed Review
Price and packaging
Priced at Rs 70/- for 180 gm pack, Tata Sampann’s Chilla Mix has a shelf life of 12 months. The chilla mix comes in a non-resealable, teal colored pouch pack.
The ingredients include – Moong dal^ flour (225), Besan (22%), Urad dal^ flour (20%), Masoor dal^ flour (20%), Rice flour, Iodised salt (Anticaking agent (INS536)), Red chilli powder, Turmeric (Haldi) powder, Black pepper powder, Clove powder, Cinnamon powder, Ajowan, Cumin powder
^ denotes that the dals are unpolished
The ingredient list is fairly clean. This has no preservatives, colors or added flavors.
What is an unpolished dal and why is it better?
Dals that have not undergone processing to enhance their appearance (make them shinier) are called unpolished dals. These are better because they have a higher fiber content and micronutrient values like magnesium, zinc, and thiamine in comparison to polished dals.
An average-sized single besan chilla or dal chilla (40 gms approx) provides 7-8 grams of protein. A 40 gm chilla made using Tata Sampann’s Multi Dal Chilla Mix has approximately 8.4 grams of protein, 145 calories, minimal sugar and 4.32 grams of fiber.
This chilla mix uses protein rich ingredients like moong dal, besan, urad and masoor dal, making this a protein rich mix.
- Mix the contents of this pack with 270 ml water (approx 2 cups). Stir well to remove any lumps.
- Like the pack suggested, we added some chopped veggies (onions, chillies and tomatoes). You can add veggies of your preference as well.
- Pour a few drops of oil on a hot non-stick pan to grease it.
- Pour the batter using a ladle and spread it outward circular motion. Cook both the sides till it becomes crispy and golden.
We used the exact measurements and the chilla batter consistency seemed a bit too thick. We added 20 ml water to adjust the consistency and make this more flowy. The batter mixes with ease, make sure you add water gradually.
The chillas are easy to spread and cooked well on both sides. It is recommended to cook the chillas on low-medium heat to ensure these are done till the center. A single pack makes about 5-6 medium sized chillas depending on the amount of veggies you add. The chillas do not rise and aren’t very fluffy – the texture is very homestyle. The chilla is soft, and does not have a hard bite. Even when you have it cold, it doesn’t become hard or cardboard-like a plain besan chilla can become sometimes.
Dal chillas have a very particular taste which was definitely present here too. Combine that with the natural, fresh beany flavor of besan. The seasoning is controlled and the mix doesn’t go overboard with chilli or salt, leaving room for us to add more if needed. People who like salt on a higher level will definitely need to add some.
We would highly recommend adding veggies of your choice like onions, capsicum, chillies, beans, carrots, beetroots and paneer to make it more nutritious.
Pro tip – Add a dash of kasoori methi to elevate the flavor of your chillas.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Tata Sampann Multi Dal Chilla Mix.
Yes, this chilla mix is 100% vegetarian.
Not at all. The chilla mix is fairly neutral, leaving enough room for you to add spices on your own.
Ideally, no. This is best paired with a green pudina chutney, tamarind chutney or a garlic coriander chutney.
No. This is free of any preservatives.
Yes, this is a protein and fiber rich chilla mix. But besan and dal chillas, by nature, are protein rich. Add tofu/paneer to enhance it further. You can also add vegetables like beans, carrots, beets and onions to take the fiber content a notch higher.
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The chillas turned out to be delicious and soft. Tata Samapann’s Multi Dal Chilla Mix is convenient to make, easy on the pocket and doesn’t require too many ingredients from the kitchen. The controlled seasoning levels were appreciated as it leaves room for the consumer to modify as per their own preference.
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