HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO MY HUBBY & I!
First year of marriage and what have I learned? Hmmmm... well, one thing I know is that marriage is no easy task, and as my cousin (AJ) so poetically put it at my reception, "marriage is not always easy peezy like a daisy, it's hard work"... that is a silly phrase I made up when I was 9 years old. At 9, everything seemed to be, 'easy peezy like a daisy.' Agree?
Prior to getting married I believe us women lived in a fantasy world of happily ever after, we have an image of the perfect guy, the perfect marriage, the perfect home, the perfect family, basically, the perfect life. When I have kids, I vow to never read Cinderella to them. Soon enough, the wedding is over, the honeymoon is over, the work pressure begins, day to day life begins, and reality kicks in. No one tells you this part. There are of course many good aspects to marriage, without which this journey would be impossible, however the bad part is something no one anticipates. It is this big secret all married couples hide from you; well I'm gonna tell it like it is. The problems begin when you start living with a spouse/significant other... the cleanliness issues, the cooking issues, who cleans up after issues, the needing of me time and space, the moodiness, the arguments over various unmentionable subjects, and the love goes up and down which came as a huge surprise to me.
1. Here is what you'll need. Chop the onion, garlic, ginger. Slice the green chillies.
2. Heat a pot on medium heat, add oil, add the cumin seeds. Once they sizzle, add the turmeric powder. Saute for 5-10 seconds.
3. Add the ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute for 15 seconds.
4. Add the onions. Lower heat to dial #3. Saute until slightly golden.
5. In the meantime, peel the potatoes and cube (bite size).
6. Once onions are golden, add the potato. Season with salt.
7. In the meantime, chop the tomato.
8. Once the potatoes are slightly golden, after 5 minutes, add the tomato.
9. Add the coriander powder and chili powder. Combine.
10. Cover with a lid and allow this to simmer on low for 10 minutes.
11. In the meantime, finely chop the spinach.
12. This is how the potato-tomato mixture should look.
13. Now add the spinach. Combine. This will slowly wilt. Allow this to cook for 10 minutes on low simmer.
14. Add the garam masala.
15. Add the light sour cream (optional). It tastes really good without it too.
16. Combine. Cook for a couple more minutes. Turn off the gas.