Hello Tempayy – A new and versatile bean protein launches in Mumbai

Made from super beans, it is a delicious and nutritious source of vegetarian protein for the main plate

27 Apr 2022
  • Available in six ready-to-cook variants: Natural Tempayy, Simply Sriracha Tempayy, Peppery Szechuan Chilli Tempayy, Spicy Peri Peri Tempayy, Roasted Chettinad Tempayy and Spiced Tawa Masala Tempayy
  • This preservative-free, natural protein is tasty, nutritious, and adaptable across cuisines
  • Hello Tempayy products are gluten-free, dairy-free, and good for your gut

Mumbai: It is time to give your taste buds a much-needed respite from the traditional vegetarian protein options. Vegolution, a Bengaluru-based food start up, has launched - Hello Tempayy, a super bean-based, easy to cook food that can be adapted across cuisines, meal occasions and cooking styles, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. This expansion comes close on the heels of the brand’s successful launch in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mysuru in its first year of operations. Tempayy (also known as Tempeh or Tempe) is a delicious, nutritious, wholesome and 100% vegetarian protein-rich food made by fermenting the best quality non-GMO soybeans. This tasty, ready-to-cook offering is a new source of balanced nutrition for vegetarians and conscious foodies seeking to add variety to their meals. Hello Tempayy is currently available in six variants: Natural, Spicy Peri Peri, Simply Sriracha, Peppery Szechuan Chilli, Roasted Chettinad and Spiced Tawa Masala. The bold flavours developed by Vegolution will reveal new and unexplored tastes to the modern Indian palate through its range of Hello Tempayy ready-to-cook products.

Data from the Indian Dietetic Association (IDA) in 2018 indicates that at least 84% of Indians are protein deficient, which leads to associated health conditions. Through this new age offering, Hello Tempayy offers the perfect mix of great taste, versatility, and balanced nutrition to break the monotony of vegetarian protein options on the main plate. Numerous other reports over the years also highlight that Indian vegetarians have poor levels of Vitamin B-12 and more than 50% of the women in India are iron deficient. Rounding out its nutrition profile, Hello Tempayy products are fortified with Vitamin B-12 and iron, making them a one-of-a-kind superfood. With great flavour absorption, a hearty texture, and a mild nutty flavour, this is the perfect ingredient to add variety to daily diets. It is easy to cook and can be seamlessly incorporated into a variety of cuisines making it perfect for curries, stir-fries, kebabs, rolls and so much more.

Siddharth Ramasubramanian, Founder and CEO of Vegolution, said, “In-depth primary research has shown us that vegetarian Indian consumers crave variety and are usually unable to meet their daily protein requirement. Vegolution’s Hello Tempayy will offer vegetarians, fitness enthusiasts and people who want to make conscious food choices, a range of products suitable across meals and cuisines. More importantly, it will bring flavours and textures that fit the Indian taste profile. We are focused on encouraging people from all walks of life to build a healthy and enthusiastic relationship with food.”

Aiming to take people from protein-deficient to protein-positive with a product range that can be embraced as staple by conscious foodies, Hello Tempayy products are manufactured in a custom-built facility in Bengaluru. Priced between ₹145 and ₹165 for 200 gm. packs, customers can buy their choice of Hello Tempayy products in Mumbai on , and e-commerce platforms including Amazon, Big Basket, Urban Platter, and Nature’s Basket followed by other retail chains, cloud kitchens and restaurants.

What is Tempayy?
Tempayy (traditionally spelt Tempeh or Tempe) dates back several centuries and is made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process that binds soybeans into a cake form. It is packed with protein, fibre, and good fats, giving vegetarians, fitness enthusiasts and conscious foodies delicious, nutritious, and versatile, plant-based, protein-rich food. Research has shown benefits for overall health, including muscle gain and weight loss. It is also a great food option for diabetics. Tempeh is the best kept protein secret for consumers looking to make healthy food choices. Dairy-free and gluten-free, it is also low in saturated fats and carbohydrates and good for the gut.