Just as wedding season is incomplete without loads of shopping, the wedding, is incomplete without delicious and lip-smacking food. Earlier, people used to depend on bawarchi to cook the entire meal for the guests whereas today wedding caterers have made jobs easier. New and unique food trends with international aspects are changing the food game at the wedding venues. However, the new food format and exotic world cuisines are great but adhering to our Indian roots and enjoying the exceptional wedding dishes of diverse cultures is a must!
Here are the best wedding dishes that each culture has to offer:
1. Marwari wedding dishes –
Kachori is a fried snack found throughout India. These kachoris have several variations, but the Rajasthani variants is a hit parade. Pyaaz Kachori is a piquant-flavoured kachori stuffed with onions, potatoes and spices. Whereas the mawa kachori is made from khoya and dried fruits that are soaked in sugar syrup.
DAL BATI CHURMA
Dal bati churma is the most popular dishes of all in Rajasthan. The batis are round-shaped dumplings made with whole wheat flour and are roasted over firewood. Whereas the dal is a mixture of spices and an array of lentils. The churma, crushed bati soaked in ghee is mixed with sugar or jaggery. Hence, the three combined together makes a hearty wholesome meal.
2. Maharashtrian wedding dishes –
Craving for something sweet? Break a sweet bread. These gram flour rotis are stuffed with a mixture of dal infused with jaggery and saffron. This popular Maharashtrian dish is usually made on a special occasion. This dish is a must-have at a Maharashtrian wedding.
A spice Maharashtrian curry straight from the city of Kolhapur. This popular Maharashtrian dish is made with fresh vegetables and is cooked in yoghurt along with ginger-garlic paste, hot spices and lemon juice.
3. South Indian wedding dishes
Payasam can be made in many ways. It is an ideal South Indian dessert for wedding down south. It basically an interpretation of Kheer. Made from milk, rice or moong dal and dry fruits, this dessert is a must-have at a south Indian wedding.
Rasam is served in various flavours including pineapple, pepper, etc. It is in liquid form which you can drink from a glass or eat it with rice. Whichever you prefer. It is also very good for digestion.
4. Gujarati wedding dishes
Gujarati Kadhi is definitely something you will find at every Gujarati wedding. The kadhi is made with a myriad of Indian spics long with yoghurt, curry leaves and gram flour.
A hot favourite among all age groups, this sweet dish made from strained yoghurt is garnished with dried fruits. It can also be eaten with puri or roti, or simply served as a dessert.
5. Parsi wedding food
Chicken Farcha is a popular Parsi chicken dish. Chicken is marinated in a countless number of spices and is deep-fried. It is then coated with egg and chilli mixture. This dish will definitely leave you craving for more.
LAGAN NU CUSTARD
Lagan Nu Custard is one of the most popular wedding desserts amongst the Parsis. The custard is essentially made from milk, eggs and cardamom. It is an iconic Parsi dessert made during the wedding. ‘Lagan nu custard’ itself means ‘wedding dessert.’
7. Bengali wedding dishes
It comes with a fish wrapped in a banana leaf. The fish is marinated with mustard paste, curd and variety of spices before being cooked into a banana leaf.
Rosogulla needs no introduction! The most famous Bengali sweet are dumpling-like sweet dipped in sugary syrup. Rosogolla is also one of the many reasons why people want to visit Kolkata.
8. Punjabi dishes –
This classic non- vegetarian dish is something you would definitely find at a Punjabi wedding. Butter chicken is apparently loved by all in and outside this country. The juicy chunks of chicken cooked in a creamy orange gravy which is sweet and mildly spicy can be enjoyed with any form of Indian bread.
Fried fish fillets are again very famous in Amritsar. They are basically fish fingers coated in a batter of spicy gram flour and are deep-fried. These chips are crunchy on the outside and soft from within.
9. Mughlai Dishes
The first thing that comes to our mind when we hear about Mughlai cuisine is Biryani. There’s just no escaping from this. This dish is served in all the cities in India, even though it is considered in almost every cuisine now, originally this was brought to India by the Mughals. It was conceived as a royal dish and only served to the Royal family. Cities like Hyderabad and Lucknow are quite famous for their Biryanis.
Shahi tukra is yet again another famous dish brought by the Mughals. The slices of bread are fried in ghee and then these are coated with rabri, which is made from condensed milk and cottage cheese. You can add Saffron, Cardamom and Cinnamon to enhance the taste.
Let us know which dish you like the most!