While you can have the most lavish Indian wedding in terms of venue, decor & attire, it all ultimately boils down to how good the wedding menu was. It is what guests look out for at every Indian wedding. Over the years Indian Wedding menu has undergone a visible metamorphosis and this is clearly reflected in the wedding catering these days at weddings.
Here’s a List of the Latest Trends Food Trends We’ve Spotted and Loved in Indian Wedding Menu.
1. A Brunch Wedding Menu
One of the latest food trends at Indian weddings has been a brunch wedding menu. With dinnertime weddings being expensive, couples these days opt for a daytime wedding followed by a brunch-themed reception. A simple wedding menu for a brunch wedding would include items like wada pav bites, papdi chaat tacos, mimosa, omlette station etc. Couples also go to the extent of having a brunch-themed cake made from pancakes or crepes with fresh cream filling and fruits.
2. Healthy Grub – A Minimal yet Fulfilling & Simple Wedding Menu
Indian Wedding catering for a long long time included dishes that were heavy and filling. While this is still a part of the wedding menu, off late, wedding food trends have included parts of the wedding menu solely dedicated to the calorie conscious. Couples are looking for wedding catering on the lines of organic and farm fresh foods. Gourmet salads, whole-wheat bread made with nuts and seeds, low carb pasta made from vegetables like zucchini and even healthy versions of fast food have made their way to wedding menus all over the country. And the guests are loving it!
3. The Food Truck Special at Indian Weddings
Another one of the latest food trends at Indian weddings, taking weddings by storm is the appearance of food trucks. With attractive exteriors and vibrant colours, Food Trucks at weddings make a very appealing section! The Food truck wedding menu can be diverse and include everything and anything. Here are a few Food Truck wedding food menu ideas — Kebabs, Wraps & Rolls, Pakoras, Chinese, Indian Sweets etc.
4. DIY Counters to make your Wedding Menu Fun
Another raging trend making its way into Indian wedding food menus is the whole DO IT YOURSELF counter. This is an excellent way to have guests savour a dish of their choice whilst keeping them entertained. For example, you can have a Make Your Own Burger/Wrap Counter or Make Your Own Sundae Counter. This would require a wide assortment of fillings that your guests can get creative with!
5. Add a Personal Touch to your Wedding Catering
These days couples add a personalised touch to their wedding celebrations by including some of the beverages that are their all-time favourites on the wedding menu. These could be a mix of their 2 favourite alcohols to create a special cocktail or something as simple as a cup of masala chai to keep guests feeling warm and fuzzy. Couples also come up with unique and quirky names for these to add to the wedding menu. Here are some tips about the art of mixing drinks.
6. Dessert Bar and Live Counter
Counters dedicated to desserts are a new trend that is making it’s way to Indian wedding menus. The array of choice is staggering – traditional Indian mithais have been given a new avatar and these are prepared fresh at live counters making them all the more enjoyable. Some wedding menu ideas for desserts — Motichoor Cheesecake, Peach Phirni, Masala Chai Semifreddo, Rasmalai in Strawberry Compote, Traditional Jalebi and Rabdi etc.
7. Molecular Mixology at Indian Weddings
Wow your guests with some mind-boggling molecular mixology drinks. Molecular mixology is one application of molecular gastronomy. Molecular mixology blends physics and chemistry to revolutionize the tastes and textures of beverages. Having these as part of your wedding catering is bound to leave a long-lasting impression in the minds of the guests.
These latest food trends at Indian wedding have surely made weddings this year all the more memorable and fun. Have you witnessed a new food trend in any of the weddings that you attended this year? Let us know in the comments below!