Zissto Cooking Gravies Review - Makhani Butter & Bhuna Masala (2023)
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Zissto’s Cooking Gravies Are Fresh, Homestyle and SO Convenient (2024)

Zissto Cooking Gravies are ideal for those lazy but tasty meals. Not a lot of effort is needed, but flavors are guaranteed.

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Zissto Cooking Gravies lend fresh, homestyle flavors with an aroma and appearance so good, they will have you drooling. These add convenience and subtract the time needed, we give it the green signal.

Zissto’s Cooking Gravies has been featured in Mishry’s Best Products of 2023 List.

Zissto Cooking Gravies

For days you crave a beautifully seasoned meal but lack the ingredients (or patience) to put it together, ready-to-use gravies are your knight in shining armour.

Zissto is a new entrant in this segment and we reviewed two variants for our Zissto Cooking Gravies review. The flavors, convenience, and more explained in our post.

Are these something you should add to cart?

The following table displays crucial details on the two variants we tried.

Zissto Cooking Gravies Mishry Rating Buy Now
Makhani Butter 4.6 On Amazon
Bhuna Sukha Masala 4.6 On Amazon

Our Review Factors

While reviewing the two variants of Zissto Cooking Gravy, what were our focus parameters? Taste, texture, and convenience were the prime aspects we gauged these gravies on. 

1. Taste

Makhani gravies are relished for the rich, buttery flavors. Bhuna masala, on the other hand, means cooked spices that have more intense, deeper flavors and are essentially heavy on spice.

We gauged these flavor profiles then checked for freshness, balance of flavors, and potency.

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2. Texture

Were the cooking gravies thick like pastes or were they flowy like a sauce? Were all ingredients puréed or could we see some bits and chunks?

How did the texture change during and after cooking? Do the gravies coat the veggies and paneer cubes well?

3. Convenience 

In addition to some water, veggies/paneer, what else do these cooking gravies need? Spices to adjust seasoning? 

How long does it take to have these dishes ready? Would you be better off ordering in?

4. Other Parameters 

The price, packaging, shelf life, and ingredients were taken note of here.

Zissto Cooking Gravy Flavours – Our Review Process

We used 100 grams of the gravies and adjusted the vegetables and paneer accordingly, as per ratios mentioned on the jar.

We did not add salt or spices on our own. 

 Zissto Cooking Gravy Flavours – Detailed Review

How we cooked, the observations, what we paired them with, and our overall experience with these cooking gravies has been decoded in the following section.

1. Makhani Butter

Our Experience 

The flavor profile does complete justice to the ‘Makhani’ tag. Spiced right with a hint of sweetness, this gravy had the natural tanginess of tomatoes. We could also taste the creamy richness of butter and cashews, this was pretty fresh. The salt was slightly on the lower side but one can adjust it by adding a fat pinch. 

The consistency was very easy to work with, neither a solidified block nor a flowy paste. It coated the paneer cubes and they took on flavors well. This orange-hued sauce had a refreshing aroma of tomatoes, laced with an appetizing buttery flavor. Devoid of industrial stinks, this had a desirable olfactory presence.

zissto cooking gravies makhani appearance
It comes in a glass jar making storage and usage convenient.

Products Details

This gravy comes in a glass jar that has a black, reclosable lid. It holds 250 grams of product and is priced at Rs 199/- with a shelf life of 12 months. This has 6-8 servings.

The main ingredients are Water, Onion, Tomato paste, Cashew, Milk solids, Refined edible vegetable oil (sunflower oil), Butter (3%), Mixed spices, Ginger, Garlic, Salt, Sugar. It also contains Acidity regulators (INS270), Antioxidant (INS 306), and Class II preservative (INS 211, INS 202).

zissto cooking gravies makhani pre cooking
The consistency was easy to work with.
zissto cooking gravies butter makhani
The gravy coated paneer cubes well.
Taste- 4.5/5
Texture- 4.5/5
Convenience- 5/5
  • Premium packaging
  • Economic pricing
  • Appetizing aroma and appearance 
  • Inviting flavors
  • True to the makhani claim
  • No industrial aftertaste
  • Convenient to use

Sudden cravings for a rich, buttery makhani dish? Need something time-efficient? We recommend Zissto’s Cooking Gravy.

2. Bhuna Sukha Masala

Our Experience 

If you’ve tried cooking tomato-onion gravies or Indian sabzis, you know the slower and longer you let it cook, the deeper flavors it develops, and the tastier your final dish is.

Zissto Bhuna Sukha Masala is an exceptionally convenient cooking gravy as it reduces your prep time by less than half!

Similar to our experience with the first variant, this gravy has fresh, prominent, and natural flavors. Four elements-ginger, garlic, onion, and tomatoes, are completely in sync with each characteristic flavor shining bright. The seasoning was also spot-on and just like Makhani Butter, this coated the veggies evenly. It had that caramelized brown hue of onions with a tinge of red coming from tomatoes.

zissto cooking gravies bhuna masala jar
This packs such deep flavors.

Products Details

A 250-gram jar is priced at Rs 189/- with a shelf life of 12 months. The main ingredients are onion, water, refined edible vegetable oil (sunflower oil), tomato paste, mixed spices, ginger, garlic, green chilli pepper, salt. It also contains acidity regulator (INS 270), antioxidant (INS 306), and class II preservative (INS 211, INS 202).

zissto cooking gravies bhuna masala pre cooking
The aroma was drool-worthy.
zissto cooking gravies bhuna masala consistency
The gravy coated the chopped vegetables evenly.
zissto cooking gravies bhuna masala
The result was a homestyle aroma and appearance.
Taste- 4.5/5
Texture- 4.5/5
Convenience- 5/5
  • Time efficient
  • Reduces effort
  • Homestyle aroma and appearance
  • Fresh flavors
  • Coats veggie pieces well

Looking to add flavors conveniently? Zissto Cooking Gravy is what we recommend.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some interesting FAQs on Zissto cooking gravy.

These gravies are completely vegetarian. You can use them to make non-vegetarian dishes as per your choice.

Yes, these gravies contain preservatives INS 202 and INS 211.

The cooking instructions explained on the back of the jars are- 

Stir fry veggies/paneer (500 grams) with 2 tablespoons of oil. Mix 250 grams of Zissto paste with 1.5 cups of water and add some salt. Simmer the two for 8-10 minutes. 

Yes, once opened these must be stored in a refrigerator. 

These have a shelf life of 12 months and we recommend using them within this period.

Final Verdict

The three things we look for in cooking gravies are convenience, flavors, and did we say convenience? Zissto Cooking Gravies fared beautifully across these parameters and get Mishry’s recommendation for being fresh tasting and nailing the flavors to the T.

Have you tried cooking gravies in batches before? How has your experience been?

Our reviews are unbiased and all samples used during the reviews were paid for by us. Read our entire ethics statement here.

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