Bengali wedding rituals and customs are very popular for its uniqueness. Bengali wedding menu is also famous for its traditional food menu. Though nowadays people offer multi cuisines food for their guests but still they always try to keep some traditional special Bengali food in their menu. So here we will talk about Bengali wedding appetizer menu.
Bengali wedding menu for appetizers
Chop: Vegetable chop, egg chop, paneer chop, mutton chop are very popular in Bengal. Chops are basically deep fried items coated with flour made batter (sometime eggs are also added to the batter). It can be any found in any shape like round, oval etc.
Cutlet: A cutlet is a deep fried thin food item, mostly made of non-vegetarian items. Very popular in Bengal since British period. Though now vegetable cutlet is also served in Bengali wedding menu for appetizers.
Kabab: Another famous appetizer for Bengali wedding menu. It became popular since Nawab period in Bengal. A common non vegetarian appetizer in Bengali wedding menu. It is generally made of meat, onion and some other spices.
Fish fry: Fish is most important non vegetarian food item in any Bengali party. Though there are various fish made snacks are available but fish fry is most favorite item of many Bengalis. It is often served with kasundi (mustard chutney) and salad.
Chicken lolly-pop: One of most favorite non vegetarian items for starter. Very popular in Bengal as well as rest of India.
Singara / samosa: Singara and samosa are same. But in Bengal it is known as singara. Most common evening snack in Bengal. Most of sweet shops sell this item at the evening. It is also often served in marriage reception party.
Spring roll: This actually a Chinese food but gradually it became very popular in Bengal. It is made of a wrapper and filling stuffs. This deep fried starter is often serve in wedding reception party.
Phuchka: Phuchka is same as panipuri or golgappa. Though there is difference in phuchka and panipuri or golgappa, because in phuchka only potato stuffing and spicy and flavored tamarind water are used and no sweet chutney is added in phuchka whereas in other sates mashed & spicy boiled brown peas, tamarind water and sweet chutney are added to pani puri and golgappa.
Fresh fruit juices: Juices extracts from mango, orange, pineapple, pomegranate and grapes are most popular. Sometime mixed juices are served.
Milkshakes: Separate drink-counter often install to serve all such drinks. Milkshakes mostly made of fruits pulp, milk, cream etc.
Lassi / ghol: Lassi / ghol is anexcellent summer drink and Yogurt or curd is used to make this refreshing drink. Though there is a difference between lassi or ghol. Lassi is much thicker whereas ghol is similar to chhaas and much thinner than lassi.
Coffee / tea: Coffee and tea are must served drinks in Bengali wedding menu as drink.
Soups: Soup was never a traditional appetizer in Bengali wedding menu but as people started preferring this before having meal, so gradually it also became a part of appetizer menu. Mixed vegetable soup, tomato soup, onion soup, chicken soup etc are very popular soups.
Above mentioned appetizers are very popular in wedding food menu. If you know anything else what you think also popular in your district of region then share with us by writing such information in comment section.
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