Two women brought the food, one a professional caterer, the other a home cook.
Hossain also fried samosas (above). These were not like the heavy mashed potato samosas you get in most restaurants. Instead, the potatoes were in small cubes mixed with vegetables, and the wrappers were thin and crisp.
Another of Jaweed's specialties is tahari, a Hyderabadi rice dish with meat, potatoes and spices, similar to pullao. Perhaps she'll bring that to the next picnic.
To drink there was borhani, a pale green yogurt drink that is slightly sweet and a little spicy, a complex mix of poppyseeds, mint, green chiles, cilantro, cumin and other ingredients.
Sonia Hossain sold jars of ghee, which she makes with heavy cream, not butter. The flavor is toasty with a hint of caramel, unlike any ghee I've tasted. On top of the ghee in the photo are containers of gulab jamun.
A halal caterer, Hossain makes Indian and Pakistani dishes as well as Bangladeshi food. Her catering business, Sumaia's Kitchen, is in Glendale. To reach her, go to her Facebook page, @Sumaia21kitchen.