Speaking of wedding theme mine was gold, sparkle and people :))
I am constantly asked ,”So where did you guys meet? ” Well that question has no significance so I most often politely smile and stray away because I hate to offer disappointment but when some people are persistent I cannot but tell the truth …. to them I say most weddings begin with horoscopes matching on hearing that they sit upright and lean forward then they hear that our parents decide,on that their eyes pop.The dutiful kids meet mostly only on the tea ceremony or engagement day. Whatttt!!!! … At that point they look totally dismayed as if they were reading a suspense thriller that started to sound very unrealistic and I was confusing them even further. When I continue to give them trivial details like it a pompous affair even for the ordinary people, with minimum 500-1000 people attend the wedding and feast…. their jaws drop. Why… why…. in the world do u feed so many people are they ur relatives ? Sensible question right ! that is what I too asked my mother a decade plus back :))
Now don’t ask me if arranged marriage is good or bad I have no answer for that but thats how it works in most Indian weddings. Let me leave that on a good note,the bride and the groom does not spend a penny from their own pocket for these extravaganzas ,bill footed by parents, thats customary:) . Hope some people feel better and relieved now 🙂
Sorry for the abrupt topic change, here is a very traditional potato salad. My daughter was getting tired of the vegan diet I was trying to introduce so for a change these purple and golden yellow beauties are dunked in mayo.
Purple potato – 1/2 lb
Yellow potato -1/2 lb
Mayonnaise – 4 tbsp
Garlic and parsley powder- 1 tsp
Yellow/Black mustard seeds freshly crushed -1/2 tsp or less or Dijon mustard -2 tsp
Whole black pepper corn crushed freshly -1/2 tsp
Mint leaves -5-6 leaves roughly torn with hand
Lemon -1/2 of 1 ( juice)
Salt to taste
Steam the potatoes until a knife can be inserted not mushy. When it cools carefully peel and cut into bite size pieces.(I find that steaming potatoes retain their shape boiling the makes it mushy purple one especially.
Mix mayo ,mustard ,pepper mint leaves and salt together until everything is well combined then add the potatoes and gently stir until potatoes are coated.(I like few colors peeking here and there.) Refrigerate for an hour and serve as a side dish for spicy meat dishes and barbecues.
Or how about a beach themed party with some cooked Conchiglie (pasta shells) with potato salad or cooked and flavored Conchiglioni (jumbo shells) filled with the salad how pretty is that !
Note : Use baby potatoes they look really cute .
Usually dill and spring onion is used instead of mint.
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