A bit of banter, a bit of cooking!

Wedding Arrangemnets

I retured to my blog today after a long time, expecting it to be dead – with 0 site visits! But yo! my spirits were up some search engines have been kind enough to direct people with prying searches to my deserted blog!Top search strings were looking for my wedding pics….I thought you needed to add me on my FB to take a look at my pics (still attached 2 pics herewith :P)!! Anyways, yes I am married and as you can imagine have been through 2-3 months of marathon.No I am not exaggerating! Its an Indian wedding and that too a big fat one! Although it started out with the minimalistic budgeting of my banker father and father-in-law, both ended up emptying their pockets and quadrapuling their budgets to spend  on the best of the things that money can afford!! Of course , while the credit for cash goes to dads its the Indian moms who open their hearts and shed their tears at the appropriate moment to make sure their dreams of a grand marriage for their daughetr/son is fulfilled !! Well while it was a dream come true and joy for mom, dad, sisters, brothers, relatives, distant uncles and aunts getting busy planning,preparing  and shopping, it was anxiety filled months for me planning and shopping remotely from a foreign country. so 2 pre-wedding months  were spent co-ordinating for clothes,photographers,flight tickets,makeup persons,DJ, stay,invitations etc.Also shopped till dropped dead (believe me its no fun shopping when you HAVE to shop!!). The wedding was great and as planned (will write about the details of wedding , photographers and make-up etc. soon).

Wedding arrangements at Tivoli Gardens, Delhi ,India

Post wedding stay with in-laws  was mixed with few great evenings spent laughing and few spent crying over our rescheduled flight and change of plans!And one day spent making other cry with my extra spicy mutton curry (trick to make your in-laws not to ask you to cook again 😛 ). Post wedding back in UK things have been more hectic  with shifting home , buying furniture,coping with work and most importantly fitting into the new role of a perfect wife !! The point is its been too many things too sudden.Too many changes, too many new people, too many new places and too many new realtionships!! All this is exciting and nice but sometimes too fast to adapt to!So I come back to my good old deserted blog , hoping that it will engulf me atleast for few seconds in the lethargy of the past.Hoping it to give me some time to get away from the rush around me, to just read through the old posts or just write down a beginner’s recipe! But taking me by surprise it’s filled with activity.’wanderingthoughts’ has been as busy as me-with loads of site visits and loads of search strings!So it did inspire me to give my readers (even a handful) some useful information apart from the self reflecting banter…so here goes the recipe for my INDIAN STYLE SALMON CURRY

  • Take 4 2 inch salmon fillet , deskined and washed well.Cut into small cubes
  • Add 1 medium size onion, 1 tomato, 2 green chillies, 4 garlic pods, 1/2 inch ginger, 2 tbps lemon juice to a processor and make a paste
  • Apply this paste on the salmon cubes and let it marinate for about 30min-40mins (the more the better)
  • In a frying pan heat some oil and add some cumin seeds, some sliced onions (1 big) , and add the marinated salmon cubes along with the remaining marinade
  • Saute well for 4-5mins,
  • Add coriander powder, red chilli powder, pepper powder (all 1/2 tspn) and a pinch of turmeric powder, saute for 1-2 mins
  • Add hot water 1 cup (or based on how much gravy you want)
  • simmer and let it cook for few minutes , sprinkle some garam masala powder (optional) and chopped coriander leaves, cook for another minute and have with some basmati rice or nan!

More recipes will be on the blog soon, as now I am a wife and cooking is gonna be my vice 😉

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  1. […] I enthusiastically slog in the kitchen and come out with 2 decorated plates for our dinner….well within 2 minutes I realise that THIS rajma chawal is not the DELHI wala rajma chawal!! Of course how can it be when it is cooked in London and also by an ignorant girl who has never in her 25 years tasted rajma chawal!! ( I am more of a fish person , so my recipes are more like the Salmon Curry) […]

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