Tamil people live simple life. But what about Tamil marriage? Is it that simple? Tamil marriage is known for it’s rich customs & traditions. But it is obvious as Indian marriage means full of rituals, customs & traditions and Tamil marriage is not an exception. Right? But it is not as simple as compare to North Indian wedding, too much music, color, food, drink & fun. They actually strictly follow each and every customs rather than trying to make it more memorable and enjoyable. They invite their all close relatives, distant relatives, friends and well wishers. So Tamil marriage food must be an important factor as list of invitees are long.
Tamil Marriage Food Ideas
Rice is must for any Indian wedding. Biryani, coconut rice, tomato rice, lemon rice, tamarind rice are good options in rice.
Kootu is very preferred dish for any such occasion. This Tamil food is a simple dish made of seasonal vegetables and lentils. So people have so many options in kootu, probably there are hundred dishes. A must have dish in Tamil marriage food menu.
What does it actually? Do you consider it as a south Indian soup? This is different from sambar as tempering is different in both cases.
Idli is most common south Indian dish. Many people across the country like this soft rice made food. It works great in breakfast menu.
Another authentic south Indian dish. It works in dinner menu. There are a lot of varieties in dosa, these are plain dosa, masala dosa, rava dosa, baby corn dosa, curd dosa, tomato dosa, puli dosa and many more.
Sambar is a simple lentils based healthy dish where you can add different seasonal vegetables of your choice. It is little bit sour in taste as tamarind is used. Sambar is served with idli, dosa and rice. Samabr itself has different versions. People use different processes to make sambar, so sometime it is so tasty and healthy.
Kuzhambu is very popular in whole southern India. You may feel tired by tasting varieties of kuzhambu, to be honest, it would be simply countless. Most caterers offers multiple types of kuzhambu. But what is this food actually? Basically it a mixed lentils made gravy with many vegetables. Do you prefer any particular kuzhambu? If yes then name that below.
Payasam is nothing but flavored Indian pudding. In Tamilnadu it is very much popular dessert and very it is made in Tamil households for festivals. In western world people use different essence (like vanilla, strawberry etc) to bring flavor in pudding but in India, people use saffron, cardamon, cinnamon, raisins, pistachios etc to get flavor in such dessert. Payasam itslef is known in different places of India in different name. In northern India, it is known as kheer, in West Bengal it is known as payes, Paays in Konkoni. In can be wheat payasam, rice payasam, banana payasam, tapioca payasam etc. Milk is main ingredient in payasam.
What do you prefer veg korma or non veg korma? Both veg korma and non veg korma are great in taste and ultimately delicious. This food is originated from Indian subcontinent. It is cooked in vegetable stock or chicken stock. Interesting thing is that it is initially fry in high flame and then simmering slowly till perfectly cooked. It is spicy and little bit sour (ripe tomatoes or curd is added) in taste.
Pongal dish is popular in most of the south Indian dish. There are two versions available in pongal. These are sweet one and spicy one. Both are rice made dish and people prefer those in breakfast. So you can include this in morning food menu.
There are a lot more options in starters, side dishes, main courses, desserts for Tamil marriage food menu. If you prefer non vegetarian food then also there are plenty of options available for you.
Tamil wedding means many pre wedding, wedding and post wedding rituals what they do follow very strictly in presence of many relatives and friends. So food is always an important factor such marriage to make happy all. Above list for Tamil marriage food menu is basically included only traditional food but nowadays many people prefer different cuisines. Some people like to have western food like Italian, French, Mexican etc.
So make your own best Tamil marriage food menu and let other readers know about your food ideas.