In a clear departure from the standard oily and fried stuff (such as phapda-jalebi and samosas) we have been eating for years, Yusuf R had specifically asked for “healthy and nutritious food”, as far as possible. Trust Dilip Babani, he literally raided a bakery in Lokhandwala Market last evening to produce so many items for us at short notice.
They were all well received – if the number of gate crashers, guests and late comers clamoring for a share was anything to go by. (Surprising how quickly word gets around and like moths drawn to flame, they converge just at the nick of the moment – neither early nor late.)
|'Kitchen Cabinet' busy making plates|
Being an exemplary host, Yusuf R was not one to refuse. Pity he could not stay for too long
|HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Laxmi Hadimani (l)|
Among the guests, we had Laxmi Hadimani dropping by. Little known to us, it was her birthday today. But Nahid Khan remembered and waited for her patiently, a small bouquet of roses in hand. The moment Laxmi appeared, Nahid hugged her as only a true friend would and planted a kiss on the cheek. It made such a pretty sight – so very natural and spontaneous.
Many happy returns of the day, Laxmi.