After a really long time I had friends over for who I took out special cutlery for, plumped up cushions for, cooked a peas and corn rice dish and slow-fried brinjal rounds spiced with meat masala. (I like using the meat and fish masala in certain vegetarian dishes. I find their flavours more robust.)
So, two pictures. I forgot to take pictures of the cakes people brought, though (amongst many other things). For dessert, we had three types of yummy cakes. One was a fresh chocolate and vanilla one, another was a dense, plum cake with lots of walnuts, and the third was a delicately flavored mawa cake. I invite generous people with good taste.