Have you ever had the urge to have something different while sipping a cup of ‘adrak chai’ in the afternoon? From dry snacks to savoury items, Indian palette is known all across the globe for six different types of taste. From sweet to sour and salty, from bitter to spicy and astringent, we love it all. But how did we get such a varied palette? How did we manage to balance it all?
Historically, since the arrival of Megasthenes, the ambassador of Greek commander Seleucus Nikator, India was known globally as a treasure trove of authentic spices. With the dawn of the colonial era i.e. the Age of Discovery, Europeans were gradually and significantly extending their trade relations with India for the invaluable spices. Vasco da Gama, a Portuguese sailor acted as the benefactor in re-establishing the trade during the late fifteenth century. In the following years, Dutch and British colonialists had made Indian spices, coffee, tea and various other consumer goods famous across the globe with worldwide export services.
Yoho products bear the rich history of Indian spices, beverages and snack varieties so that whenever you put them in mouth, a delectable taste enthrals you. The taste that comes from the typical Indian kitchen is prepared with love and dedication.
Spices comprise a significant part of Indian namkeen and the average Indian palette is way more tolerant to spicy food than the rest of the world. What makes the snacks so scrumptious to people of all ages is the use of authentic flavours and spices. From chiwdas and falahari to spicy green peas, tossed moong daal to tangy wheat wheels, peppery peanuts to rice pops and flakes –there is no dearth of time-pass snacks from Yoho. Besides, if you want to taste nine different savoury snacks mixed in one, there is the Navaratna Mix. No matter whether you like savoury bites or sweet candies there is something for every palette.
India being a diverse country with different culture and food habits makes way for tasting munchies that are signature items from specific regions. For example, lemon rice is a delicacy in southern Indian states and Yoho has given this staple food a spicy twist with the Lemon bhel. The Maharashtra specialty Bhadang gets its Kolhapuri touch with the spicy rice pops accompanied by peanuts. The Chana Daal or Chana Masala from Punjab and Haryana comes in dried and salty peppery snack named as Chana Chatpata. Known popularly as Chanachur or Bombay Mix, the Gujarati snack mix of Chiwda comes in different variants like Pravasi Chiwada, Sabudana Chiwda and more.
While having morning snacks is not so common in the world, the Indian palette can enjoy a healthy and delicious snack like saboodana chiwada, peanuts, moong daal and lite chiwada. What make these snacks so widely accepted are the health benefits, nutritional value and the fact that these are not heavy meals. Throughout the day till night, Indians will hardly say no to a snack. With a savoury and sweet mixture of taste, the traditional Bhakarwadi is often consumed as break meal, evening snack and supper. Often considered as the best namkeen in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat, these are widely sold in markets and street-side stalls. On a rainy morning or while going out for an evening stroll, Indians cannot suppress the urge to have some crunchy snacks. Also, the night-time and day-time snacks can be great sides for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Whenever you crave for snacks, Yoho papdi, matar, chana, chatpata, peanuts and other delicacies will be there to keep you satiated. According to the tolerance of the average Indian palettes, these products are prepared with utmost hygiene standards and high-quality ingredients.