Saturday, August 24, 2013
Giving soya wadi another go
I noticed soya wadi in the supermarket for the first time last week. It's quite easily available in Mumbai, but I had no idea it was available here until now. My only prior experience with cooking it gave me a major case of "Delhi belly". Although, to be fair, it was probably the peas, not the wadi.
So I decided to try it again, and improvised a spicy stew of the soya wadi I bought. I threw a packet of it into chopped tomato and chopped leftover leek simmering in vegetable stock, mustard, cumin and garam masala, along with fava beans and garbanzo beans. It actually came out pretty good. The soya wadi soaked up the stew and acquired a very mutton-like texture, just as I recalled from when I last ate it. I liked it so much that I went out and bought a couple more packets for further experimentation.