Planning meal and snack can be quite daunting for most moms as you are caught up with hundreds of other things in life. So when I consider myself to be a good planner, the same is not true especially when I have to decide on kid’s menus.
While there are certain fixed options, once in a while I do look for alternatives too. Last weekend when we received Wai Wai noodles for a review, we were excited as we are always a ‘yes family’ to try out new dishes, new varieties and increasing options.
Wai Wai’s noodles are highly flavorful and brings that nostalgic element for us as a family. In fact our earlier travels to Bhutan and even as recent as last November to Himachal Pradesh, we were treated to this variety of noodles and we quite liked it. The option to use it as a salad or Indian ready- to- eat version of ‘Bhel’ or as a soup or during a meal time in on a Sunday afternoon is great and a huge plus point.
Wai Wai noodles come in two varieties of Vegetarian and Chicken. It also has three seasonings –Taste enhancer, Onion flavored oil and chilli powder.
Before I go into the recipe that we tried earlier this week, let me share that I loved the soupy style while the kid at home loved the noodles in all its forms of eating straight from the pack by mixing its taste enhancer and oil, its cooked form and the soup style.
I guess he was more happy as this is one of those snacks that is ready made and he can relish it in minutes without any cooking.
So here’s our version that we loved most of Wai Wai noodles:
Serves 3 people
- 2 packs of Wai Wai noodles
- Two taste enhancers
- Two tiny packs of flavoured onion oil included in the Wai Wai pack
- Two packs of red chilli powder included in the Wai Wai pack.
- 2 onions
- 2 tomatoes
- One carrot
- One cucumber
- Red bell pepper – half
- Sweet corn – one cup
- Take a bowl and break down Wai Wai noodles into small chunks or as comfortable you want the bite size to be.
- Grate carrot and keep it aside. Next it’s the turn of chopping other vegetables. Chop onions, tomatoes, cucumber and red bell pepper.
- Toss red bell pepper with one spoon oil and set it aside.
- Now mix all ingredients including chopped vegetables and add salt as required. You can add lime too if required but the taste enhancer and other ingredients ensured it was tangy enough for our taste.
- Serve in the serving bowl and enjoy.
- Munch it like your own version of desi bhel.
So would I use the Wai Wai noodles often? Probably not but yes of course as and when I would be hard pressed for time, then this is an excellent option to add veggies like onions and tomatoes, garnish it and give it as after school snack or even pack it for the snack box mid-morning. Again the very fact that I could use it as a soup and more gives more alternatives. This would also come handy during travels, camping or even picnics.
Wai Wai is available in Bangalore in many Nilgiris stores and even online. You can check the website here –http://waiwai.in/
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