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Mom's Jewelled Tawa Paneer

Have you ever heard of a party at a North Indians home with no paneer on the menu! I can guarantee that this can never ever happen. You will rarely find a north Indian disliking paneer. We use it in all our dishes, with curries, tandoori, stuffings in paranthas or naans or even in sweets! It’s almost as it we have found a treasure in Paneer! My mom was never the kind who would be cooking away for her children all the time. I think she had done enough of that in her early years and then she hired my nanny(bua) before I was born who slowly, took over the reins of the kitchen from her. My most amazing mom... an artist, mom, golfer, grandmom...all rolled in one. I spent some years away from my p

Cricket vs Mutton Shorba

In the 1980’s, interest in cricket, in India, had just started to gain momentum since India had won the world cup in 1984. And so like all Indians we too became a cricket loving family and would be devoted to our tv sets on weekends whenever a match was on. My uncle (Tayaji- Fathers' older brother) loved sports and so my sisters and I were encouraged to watch all kinds of sports. Dinner time ?... and if the match was still on, especially if it was an India vs Pakistan match we would be glued to the TV set and dinner had to be served that evening in front of it! My Tayaji...who introduced us to the World of Sport What a treat! (much to the agony of parenting gurus these days) My sister would
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