India is so colorful & its beauty lies in culturally diverse population. You can see different language speaking people, different cultures, lifestyles, dressing senses, food habits across the country. Indian wedding ceremony is some a place where you can feel those color & culture so closely. Indian wedding food menu is also different based on region & culture. But nowadays you can often see mixed cuisines in Indian wedding food menu because guests may have different food habits, not only that nowadays people also love to enjoy different cuisines.
Here you can see wedding food menu ideas from different regions. Some of those not particularly belong to the same cuisine but in those particular region food items are most preferred, or you can say nowadays people love to enjoy those food items in those regions/states.
Indian Wedding Food Menu Ideas
Starters or appetizers are important and you need to critically 🙂 pick starter item if you are going to host an Indian marriage reception party. People enjoy starters at begging when they are really hungry, is it not true? So if you are not serving good food at the beginning then it will create a bad impression. Mostly in Indian marriage ceremony, it is often served by attendants/waiters who are roaming around the party area so that people can talk each other & enjoy starters.
Telugu Wedding Starter menu: Hajan pakodi, Hot kaza, Lollypop, Masala vada, Veg cutlet, Mixed vada, Aritikaya bajji, Mirchi bajji, Vamu aaku bajji, Tamalapaku bajji, Andhra special gari, Kyma balls etc
Odisha wedding starter menu: Aloo tikki, steam corn, paneer tikka, veg momo, chicken momo, chicken pakoda, chicken tikka, chicken lollypop, Gup chup, papdi chaat, dahi vada, veg cutlet, fried prawn, fish finger, fish cutlet etc.
Konkani wedding starter menu: Malvani poha, Nevris, Pathrode, Jhinga fry, Bombil fry, Bombil fry
Marathi wedding starter menu: Batata vada pav, Dabeli, Bhaji
Gujarati wedding starter menu: Mixed bhajia, Methi Gota, Paneer Tikka, Spring Rolls, Maru Bhajia, Bata Vada, Chilli Mogo, Tandoori Mogo, Palak Pakoda, Harabhara Kebab, Idly Sambhar, Patra, Khandvi, Gathia, Chili Mogo, Dhokla, Samosa, Aloo Tikki, Chilli Paneer, Daal Kachori, Vegetable Cutlets, Bhel Puri, Sev Puri, Petis, Bhel
Bengali wedding starter menu: For vegetarian (Vegetable Devil, Onion Pakoda, Potato Fries, Ghugni, Phuchka), For non-vegetarian (Dimer Chop / Devil (Egg Fry), Fish Kabiraji Cutlet, Chicken Kabiraji Cutlet, Dhakai Chicken Kabab, Fish Roll, Egg Roll)
Punjabi wedding starter menu: Food for vegetarian (Mixed Pakoda, Hariyali Paneer Tikka, Hara Bhara Kebab, Sweet Corn & Patra, Chilli Paneer, Samosa Chaat, Alu Tikki Chaat, Dahi Vada, Paneer Shaslik, Dahi Bhalla, Tandoori Paneer Tikka, Hariyali Paneer Tikka, Vegetable Pakoda, Garlic & Chilli Mushroom, Punjabi Samosa, Vegetable Spring Rolls, Paneer Pakoda), Food for non vegetarian (Lasuni Tikka, Garlic Prawns, Adarki Lamb Chops, Chilli Fish, Garlic Chicken, Murgh Malai Tikka, Chicken Pakoda, Pudina Tikka, Jeera Chicken Wings, Amritsari Fish, Fish Pakoda, Tandoori Lamb Chops, Lamb Samosa, Murgh Chilli Tikka, Pili Pili Prawns, Chilli Prawns)
Indian main courses vary in different regions across the country. Eastern India & Konkan/ Malabar area mostly prefer non vegetarian dishes in the main course. Whereas in Gujarat & Northern Indian states it is generally vegetarian food what people want. Though in Punjabi wedding food menu you will see many non-vegetarian items. Here you can see a lot of main course food ideas for Indian wedding food menu.
Teulgu wedding main course menu: Vegetarian (Sajja rotti, Makka rotti, Sarva Pindi, Upudu Pindi, kandi pappu, Pesara pappu, Pachi pulusu, Rassam, Pappucharu, Pappu koora, Vepudu (bendakaya, dondakaya, bangaladumpa), Ooragaya etc.) Non vegetarian (Hyderabadi mutton biryani, Kodi pulao, Talakaya Kura, Chepala Pulusu, Endu Chapala Vankaya, Royyala Kura, Gongura Mamsam, kodi Gudla Pulusu)
Odisha wedding main course menu: Plain roti, tandoori roti, rumali roti, plain nan, butter naan, poori, kulcha, parantha, aloo parantha, gobi parantha, paneer parantha etc. Vegetarian (Dal fry, moong dal, rajma, mixed dal, chana dal, dal makhani, mixed veg, nav ratna korma, korfta curry, malai kofta, veg manchurian, chana masala, bhindi masala, baby corn masala, special aloo gobi, dum aloo, Orissa style mushroom masala, chilly mushroom, various paneer dishes etc.) Non vegetarian (Kadai chicken, chicken do pyaza, ginger chicken, chicken kasha, chicken korma, chilly chicken, chicken butter masala, mutton kasha, mutton curry, mutton korma, mutton masala, fish curry, curd fish, fish masala, prawn cuury, prawn masala, chilly prawn etc.)
Konkani wedding main course menu: Vegetarian (Phanasachi Bhaji, Kaju chi aamti, Kokum curry, Usal , Mushroom masala) Non vegetarian (Alle kande ambat, Tepla Ambat, Hinga udak, Kurle ambat, Mori mutton, Malvani mutton curry, Komdi vade)
Marathi wedding main course menu: Puri Sabzi, Spicy vegetable, Daal, Paneer item, Rice, Roti / Indian bread
Marwari wedding main course menu: Daal bati, Rajasthani kadhi, Dal tadka, Seasonal vegetables with potatoes, Kachori, Bajra methi ki poori, Gatte ki poori, Ker sangri
Gujarati wedding main course menu: Dry Potato, Mixed Daal, Tuwar Daal, Tindora Shaak, Kadhi, Matar Paneer, Spicy Jeera, Aloo Ravaia, Kidney Beans & Sweet Corn, Aloo Bhindi, Aloo Gobhi Mutter, Pili Pili Aloo, Tadka Daal, Undiya, Potato Shaak, Shaag Chana, Moong Daal, Vegetable Tikka Masala, Undhiyo, Sweetcorn & Patra, Aloo Channa, Bhindi Shaag, Vaal Channa, Channa Bateta, Kadhi, Jeera Aloo, Methi Aloo, Akhu Shaak, Aloo Gobhi, Rice (Matar Pulao, Jeera Rice, Steamed Rice, Vegetable Biriyani, Paneer Biriyani), Indian bread (Puri, Bhature, Chapati, Naan, )Raita (Cucumber Raita, Onion Raita, Mixed Raita, Plain Raita, Jeera Cucumber Raita, Papad), Side Dish (Mango Pickle, Lime Pickle, Mixed Pickle, Green Chutney, Coconut Chutney, Yogurt, Salad)
Bengali wedding main course menu: For vegetarian (Chholar daal, Bengali Kasha Dum Aloo, Beguni (Brinjal Fry), Echor Curry (Green Jackfruit Curry), Sukto, Potoler Dolma), For non vegetarian (Fish fry, Vetki Machher Paturi, Ilish Machher Matha Diye Mug Dal (Moong Dal with Hilsha Fish), Mutton Kasha, Chicken Curry, Doi Machh (Fish Curry With Curd), Maachher Jhal (Fish Curry) Tui Maachher Kalia, Chingri Maachher Malaikari), Rice (Sweet Vegetable Pulao, Prawn Pulao, Chicken Pulao, Dhakai Chicken Biriyani, Dhakai Mutton Briryani, Murshidabadi Biriyani, Dhakai Biriyani, Steamed Rice ), Indian breads (Luchi, Karaisutir Kachuri, Radhaballavi, Hinger Kachuri)
Punjabi wedding main course menu: Food for vegetarian (Mixed Vegetable Tawa Masala, Tinda Masala, Daal Makhani, Mushroom Butter Masala, Palak Kofta, Kadi Pakoda, Methi Paneer, Sarson Ki Saag, Chhole Paneer, Vegetable Jalfrezy, Channa Daal, Aloo Saag Wala, Vegetable Kofta, Rajmah, Dal Panchratani, Karai Paneer Tikka Masala, Paneer Pasanda, Kadai Mushroom, Daal Bukhara, Paneer Masala, Mushroom Masala, Aloo Mutter, Aloo Gobhi, Matar Paneer, Mushroom Matar Makhani, Paneer Butter Masala, Malai Kofta, Choliya pulao) Food for non vegetarian (Kadai Gosht, Lamb Roganjosh, Lamb Do Pyaza, Makhani Chicken, Handi Chicken, Bhunna Lamb, Chicken 65, Kheema Butter, Palak Lamb, Chicken Jalfrezi, Masala Lamb, Chicken Korma, Chicken Tikka Masala, Methi Chicken, Makhani Lamb, Palak Chicken), Indian bread (Onion Kulcha, Rogini Naan, Peas Paratha, Tandoori Parantha, Tandoori Naan, Ajwani Parantha, Taandoori Roti, Pudina Paratha, Bhature, Puri, Aloo Parantha), Raita different types
Tamil wedding main course menu: Rice, Kootu, Rassam, Idli, Dosa, Sambar, Kuzhambu, Korma, Pongol
Desserts are the inseparable part of Indian wedding food menu. In any occasion, sweets dishes play an important role in Indian culture. So you will definitely see a lot of desserts/sweet dishes in Indian wedding food menu.
Telugu Wedding dessert menu: Sunnundallu, Vennappalu, Boondi, Pongali , Payasam, Bhakshalu or Bobbatlu or Polelu, Boondi Laddu, Malai Khaja, Kobbari Lavuju, Gavvalu, Chakodi, Chakkera pongali, Poornalu , Rava Laddu, Tapeswaram Kaja, Ravva Kesari, Pappuchekka, Jeedilu, Laskora Undalu , Palathalikalu
Odisha wedding dessert menu: Payes, rasmalai, jalebi, malpua, ice cream, halwa, custard, custard etc.
Konkaki wedding dessert menu: Rice payasam, patholi
Marathi wedding dessert menu: Jalebi, Malpua, Shrikhand, Shira, Gulab jamun, Puran poli
Marwari wedding dessert menu: Halwa, Ghevar, Balushahi, Jalebi, Churma
Gujarati wedding dessert menu: Rasmalai, Kulfi, Gulab Jamun, Boondi Laddu, Phool Khaja, Gajar Ka Halwa, Penda, Laddu, Fruit Shrikhand, Burfi, Rasgulla
Bengali wedding dessert menu: Sitabhog, Misti Doi, ChomChom, Rasmalai, Pantua, Ice Cream, Rasogolla, Kachagolla, Sandesh, Kamalabhog, Pineapple Chutney, Fruit Chutney, Tomato Chutney with Dry Fruits, Lady Kenny, Langcha, Kheer Kadam, Mohan Bhog, Mihi Dana
Punjabi wedding dessert menu: Mango Phirni, Carrot Burfi, Gulab Jamun, Choice of Kulfi, Flavoured Lassi, Choice of Ice Cream, Shri khand, Choice of Burfi, Gajar Ka Halwa
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