Indian Cuisine for Your Wedding
One of the most important aspects of a wedding is the food. The selection of a caterer can make or break the special day. A good meal will be remembered long after the celebrations have passed, but mediocre food or not having enough for everyone will wreck even the most festive wedding. There are a variety of cuisines you can choose from when it comes to your wedding day. Indian cuisines are one of the most popular cuisines in traditional weddings. Below we will discuss how Indian cuisines are prepared and served during a wedding.
Planning the catering will begin with a meeting to decide on the menu. Tastings may be done for the family so decisions can be made about which dishes to serve. The caterer will ask for information such as guest count and any food restrictions in order to decide how much will be needed for the event. This is often done many weeks or months before the ceremony. As the day gets closer, the caterer will check on guest count and make final changes. At the event itself, the catering staff will set up food stations or pass the dishes to guests.
For most weddings, appetizers will be served before dinner begins. These should be light snacks such as samosas, chokha, or soup that will signal the start of the meal. The type of food served during this portion of the meal depends on the region and culture of the bride and groom, although it is always wise to have at least a couple of vegetarian Indian cuisine dishes available. Drinks may be served during this time and can include tea, soft drinks, virgin cocktails, or alcohol depending on the religious beliefs of the guests.The main course follows the appetizers and often consists of several vegetarian main dishes. It is a good idea to have several choices available to satisfy all tastes. Also, plan to have dishes that are spicy along with more tame dishes for those who cannot handle the heat. Indian cuisine such as curries, biryani, and daal with naan or roti are common as well as condiments such as pickles, salads and chutneys.
After everyone has taken part in the main course, desserts will be served. The caterer may set up a dessert station where guests can help themselves. Traditional food served during desserts includes ice creams, small snacks, puddings, yoghurt dishes and sweets. Wedding cakes are also becoming more common as part of the dessert station. Popular Indian desserts include jalebi, gulab jamun, and malpua, a sweet, syrupy pancake. Tea and other beverages will likely continue to be served during this time as well.
Because Indian cuisine is so rich and diverse, planning the meal is one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects. With the right event catering, traditional Indian cuisine can be a great hit with guests. Creating a happy atmosphere and serving regional and seasonal dishes that guests will appreciate will make the celebrations a memorable experience for both the newlyweds and guests.