I am happy that everything has been wind up very smoothly and now I have moved to the new place and have been enjoying the reunion. It is a bit of challenge again to settle down in a new place where no one anything else but Chinese. And my Chinese is still at the very the basic level. Thankfully the company(where my husband works) takes care of the relocating issues, such as helping us in finding a good accommodation and arranging a new school for Rohan.
Rewinding back, it was in the middle of Rohan’s academic session last year, that my husband got a transfer order to move to Qingdao from Beijing. Normally, for a 4-year old child changing in the midst of the school session would not make much of a difference academically. But somehow I was not too keen for my little boy to abruptly wind up everything and start afresh. So I decided to stay put in Beijing for some time along with Rohan.
I must admit here that staying away from my husband and handling everything along was not the easiest decision to make and live through. Especially with the double the amount of loneliness when u already stay away from your own country and the loved ones. While staying alone, one of the things that I missed was the opportunity to cook elaborate meals as a part of our daily menu. I mean, who do you cook for?? So I used to go for only the simplest meals. The practically dotted my cooking repertoire in the last several months.
Here is one such recipe from those times. Wonderful and an easy to make recipe. Just marinating the fish with the blend of spices and pan-frying them was a complete meal for me.
2 Fish fillet or pieces
1tbsp Garam masala
1tbslp Tandoori masala
1tsp Ginger paste
1tsp Garlic paste
1 or 2 Green chillies
Salt to taste
Chat masala (optional)
Wash and dry the fillets, apply salt and lemon juice. Blend chilies, ginger and garlic to paste. Marinate the fish with yogurt, dry masala and the paste for at least 2 hours.
Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry them till done. Sprinkle chat masala and lemon juice and serve hot with coriander chutney and some tomato salsa.
My husband had come to receive us at the airport. As a welcome present, he had baked a lovely spiced apple cake for both us. Indeed, the joys of reuniting with your loved ones are bountiful.