Authentic Awadhi Mutton Biryani (Serves 4; Preparation Time: 1 hour)

When my mom makes Biryani at home, the atmosphere turns festive. There is unbearable excitement in the air. Uncontrolled impatience. The biryani that she cooks is so aromatic, flavorful, and aesthetic that it completely fills up the eater’s senses. It’s an experience that lingers long after the last grain of rice has been polished away. My Nana (maternal…

Jugaad Paneer Sandwich (Preparation Time: 20 minutes, Serves:3-4)

Last Friday we met my daughter’s friends at the playground, and she invited them home for an impromptu play date! While she was excited about the extended play time with her friends, I started thinking of what to serve the guests – mommies included. After several hours of running and biking, the kids were super hungry…