Indian weddings are nothing less than a festival and we all know the real reason why people actually love weddings! Of course for food! We have gathered a few dishes which are considered to be the best Indian dishes, especially in the Indian wedding.
For Indians, no celebration is complete without guests, dance, lights, branded clothes and the most important of all, loads and loads of scrumptious foods. For the guests too, the first thing that comes in the mind seeing an invitation card is the food.
Here are 10 Best Indian Dishes to have at a wedding:
1. Lip-smacking Parathas
No wedding is complete without delicious parathas! Tracing its origin back to Indian subcontinents, especially through India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan, wheat is considered to be a staple food. The word “Paratha” literally means layers of cooked dough. In other parts of India, it is also known as porota. Be it aloo or laccha, every Indian Wedding must include these lip-smacking parathas. As these parathas are not only filling but are considered to be one of the most popular Indian Snacks items.
Fun Fact – In 2011, CNN Go listed Roti Prata in world’s 50 most delicious Indian food item that you should try at least once in a lifetime.
If there is one dish which unties all the people in India, it’s Biryani. Straight from the royal kitchens of the Mughals to your plate, this particular Indian dish has made a special place in the hearts of people. Biryani is a must-have Indian dish at your wedding!
3. Dal Makhani
Dal Makhani is one of the most popular Indian dishes that we all look for in a wedding buffet. It is popularly known as ‘Mah Di Dal.’ This dish was originated in the Indian Subcontinent, but the credit goes to the Punjabi diaspora for making it prominent. Dal Makhni is usually the part of the main buffet but sometimes it’s also served to complement a full course meal.
4. Butter Chicken
You can ditch anything in the world but not this. Admit it or not, but we all fall for this dish. Butter Chicken also is known as ‘Murg Makhni’ which is usually cooked in tandoor and generally served with mild curry sauce. It is one item that’s the highlight of every other Dhaba & without which a Punjabi wedding will never be complete!
5. Paneer Butter Masala
The most popular item in every Indian household, Paneer or cottage cheese, enjoys a great fan following amongst our fellow foodies. It’s the main ingredient used in ‘Paneer Butter Masala’ also known as ‘Paneer Makhani’. According to a recent survey, this exquisite dish is one amongst the top five foods ordered in India. The pride of the vegetarian section in every other wedding buffet originated in the 1950s by mixing the butter in a tomato-based curry.
6. Fish Curry/ Dishes
Fish curry, also known as Malabar Matthi curry is yet another popular dish in India. Originated from the parts of southern and eastern parts of India, this dish is usually served with rice, naan, bread, or tapioca. This is a prominent dish which can be found in every South Indian and Maharashtrian wedding.
This Italian dish is one of the most popular dishes amongst the foodies. Originated from Italy, it comes in a number of shapes and varieties. It is also considered as a comfort or a go-to food for many people. Having this dish at your wedding would be a plus point and would most definitely satisfy your guests’ cravings.
Chaat is a savoury snack originated in India, typically served as all-time favourite street food in India. Chatpata chaats, loaded with crunchy savouries, veggies, chutneys and spices, are guaranteed to tickle your taste buds. Chaat masala and Kala namak are the quintessential elements in making any chaat. Include this in your wedding and leave your guests spellbound!
9. Best Indian Dishes – Sweets
Assorted Indian sweets, also known as Mithai, are a significant element in Indian cuisine. In fact, Indian Weddings are just known for their sweets. If you have a sweet tooth then these sweets are a must-try. Gulab jamun, Gajar ka halwa, jalebis are some of the best Indian dishes.
10. Banaras Paan
Last but not least, Banarasi Paan dates to ancient times and is originated in India. It is also used as a palate cleanser and digestive aid. Flavoured paan has become popular in India, with varieties mirroring the endless flavours of ice cream. These are combined with more traditional ingredients, such as coconut, cardamom, dried dates, and mukhwas.
We hope that you might include some these delicious and enticing dishes at your wedding! Let us know which Indian dish you liked the most.