Haldiram's food items are very popular all over the world. But most of these foods are not good for your health.
Mr. Ganga Bhisan Agarwal opened a small retail sweet and namkeen shop in 1937 in Bikaner (Rajasthan), where he introduced bhujia, first made by his grandfather Mr. Tansukh Das. The brand became famous after 1970.
The chart below gives the nutrition values - total fat, carbohydrates, calories, and proteins of Hadrian snacks, bhujia, samosa sweets and ready to eat foods.
Carefully note the serving size, calories and total fat in the following items. The recommended serving size on the product packet of most foods are only 10g (about 2 teaspoons), but in general, people eat about 8 to 10 teaspoons.
Bhujia, aloo bhujia, Madrasi mixture, nimbu masala, Bombay chana, etc. contain almost 50% fat. This means that if you eat 30g aloo bhujia, you are consuming about 15g fat and getting 180 calories.
The Aloo Lachha contains 555 calories in 100 gram, out of which 326 calories from fat, i.e. 60% of total calories from fat. The packet does not tell how many calories comes from trans-fatty acids (Dalda, Rath), which are very bad for your health, worse than saturated fats.
Haldiram's packets do not say which fats (or trans-fats) are being used for frying. Most of the Haldiram's foods are Junk Food.
Always remember that the finer (thinner) the snack, more the fat and calories.
Bikaneri Bhujiya: Serving Size: 10g, Calories: 56, Fat 4g, Carbs: 3g, Protein: 2g
Aloo Bhujia: Serving Size: 10g, Calories: 63, Fat 5g, Carbs: 4g, Protein: 0.5g
Aloo lachha: Serving Size: 10g, Calories: 55, Fat 3.7g, Carbs: 4.9g, Protein: 0.7g
Khatta Meetha: Serving Size: 28g, Calories: 160, Fat 10g, Carbs: 13g, Protein: 3g
Aloo Masala: Serving Size: 10g, Calories: 48, Fat 2.6g, Carbs: 5g.5, Protein: 0.68g
Chana Dal: Serving Size: 10g, Calories: 46, Fat 2g, Carbs: 5g, Protein: 2g
Moong Dal: Serving Size: 10g, Calories: 46, Fat 2.4g, Carbs: 4.2g, Protein: 1.8g
Madrasi Mixture: Serving Size: 10g, Calories: 56, Fat 4g, Carbs: 4g, Protein: 1g
Kashmiri Mixture: Serving Size: 28g, Calories: 168, Total Fat: 12g, Carbs: 9g, Protein: 6g
Panchrattan: Serving Size: 10g, Calories: 55, Fat 3.6g, Carbs: 4.4g, Protein: 1.2g
Chilli Chatak Lachha Serving Size: 10g, Calories: 55, Total Fat: 3g, Carbs: 6g, Protein: 1g
Agra Taj Dal Moth: Serving Size: 10 g, Calories: 53, Total Fat: 3.1g, Carbs: 3.8g, Protein: 2.1g
Bhelpuri: Serving Size: 10g, Calories: 56, Fat: 4g, Carbs: 1g, Protein: 2g
Bombay Chana: Serving Size: 10g, Calories: 51, Fat 3g, Carbs: 4g, Protein: 2g
Murukku: Serving Size: 10g, Calories: 56, Total Fat: 4g, Carbs: 4g, Protein: 1g
Nimbu Masala: Serving Size: 10g, Calories: 56, Total Fat: 4g, Carbs: 4g, Protein: 1g
Samosa: Serving Size: 20g, Calories: 102, Fat 6g, Carbs: 10g, Protein: 2g
Mini Samosa: Serving Size: 100g, Calories: 537, Fat 37.26g, Carbs: 46.16g, Protein: 4.1g
Mathri: Serving Size: 7g, 1pc: Calories: 39, Fat 2.4g, Carbs: 4g, Protein: 0.3g
Salted Kaju: Serving Size: 40g, Calories: 253, Total Fat: 20.6g, Carbs: 12.28g, Protein: 4.68g
Classic Nut Mix: Serving Size: 10g, Calories: 51, Total Fat: 3g, Carbs: 4g, Protein: 2g
Salted Peanuts: Serving Size: 50g, Calories: 329, Total Fat: 25.95g, Carbs: 11.95g, Protein: 7.73g
Coriander Khakhra: Serving Size: 20g, 1pc: Calories: 98, Fat 4.4g, Carbs: 12.6g, Protein: 2g Punjabi Kadhi Pakora - Minute Khana: Serving Size: 1/2 pack (150g): Calories: 80, Fat 4.42g, Carbs: 6.6g, Protein: 3.42g
Yellow Dal Tadka: Serving Size: 150 g (1/2 pack): Calories: 82, Fat 1.59g, Carbs: 11.9g, Protein: 5.02g
Kaju Burfee: Serving Size: 10g, Calories: 45, Fat 2g, Carbs: 7g, Protein: 0.5g
Premium Soan Cake: Serving Size: 42g, 1pc, Calories: 223, Fat 12g, Carbs: 25g, Protein: 4g
Note that some of the Haldiram snacks contain too much fat; viz. Aloo Bhujia contains 50% fat giving you 63 calories. So if you eat 20g bhujia, you are actually consuming 10g fat. Similarly Bikaneri Bhujiya contains 40%, Madrasi Mixture 40%, Bhelpuri 40%, Murukku 40%, Nimbu Masala 40%, Panchrattan 36%, Samosa 30%, Mini Samosa 37% fat, so you should not eat these snacks too much.
It is pointed out that only Haldiram's snacks are not nutritious, but bhujia etc. of all other makes are more or less similar in fat content.