Food is the soul of a wedding. We as Indians tend to take food by emotions. Wedding food is something people will remember you for when they have to decide their daughter/ son’s. You can be the trendsetter for some amazingly unique starters you would have organized for your function. Indians make friends with strangers by offering food. Indian ethos of eating reverberates to far away foreign lands too.
Wedding Food Ideas for appetizers.
It is humanly impossible to taste every dish offered at a wedding. By the time you are done tasting various varieties of starters, you are done for the day. There are some really interesting appetizing wedding food ideas if you want to keep your menu simple and yet mouth-watering. Here is an elaborate menu for an Indian wedding if you are confused with an awful lot of verities in the market.
We Indians love our Pakoras. We have introduced a variety of fritters to the world. We have not limited ourselves to ham, pork, fish, and chicken fritters. We can make pakoras out of any damn vegetable. You name it and we have Pakoras out of every vegetable possible be it potatoes, onions, eggplant, ridge gourd, bitter gourd, capsicum, peanuts, sweet potatoes, jack fruit, chilly, etc
Your guests would love to be offered marinated grilled cottage cheese, capsicum and onions sprinkled with spices that reach your heart after they touch your tongue.
Achari Fish tikka
Counters serving fish starters are very much in demand. If you have a fish lover gathering then you are bound to win the heart of your guests. This is an amazing menu for an Indian wedding if you are expecting your Bengali and Goan friends.
Almond coated grilled chicken
Chicken is the heart of non-veg food. You can offer charred chicken minced with tangy spices and coated in almond dust. This can be a unique and safe option for starters which is bound to become popular among your guests.
You can opt for offering two varieties of soup to your guests, a vegetable starch soup and a chicken soup. This would be appetizing after they have tried the mouth-watering starters.
Here you have uncountable verities to offer your guests. There have been so many permutations and combinations of paneer dishes that you can give them any fancy name.
Tawa Roti/ Butter Naan
You can give options between Tawa Roti and Butter naan for your guests. They could do with a light Tawa roti or greasy butter naan to have with the curry.
Chilly paneer/ butter paneer/ shahi paneer/ Mughalai paneer
Paneer is one of the safest options in the main course of a wedding food menu as it is loved by both vegetarians and nonvegetarians. The entire population relishes paneer.
Chole bature is famous all over the country. People would love to relish the spicy chole with piping hot baturas.
Vegetable Biryani/Pulav/ Fried rice
You can choose to offer a wide variety of rice dishes for your vegetarian friends. You can offer layered mushroom/ paneer/ vegetable biryani. You can also go for fragrant pulav or sizzling hot fried rice.
Wide range of salads can be offered. Nowadays fried peppercorn salad coated with mayonnaise is in trend. If you want to opt for a healthier option then you can go for diced cucumbers, carrots, lettuce leaves, onions, boiled potatoes, etc in association with sour cream and minced spices.
Murg Tikka Masala
A nice soft boneless chicken dipped in a creamy sauce would surely be loved by your guests. Chicken has been the most loved option among the guests. You should include one option of any chicken delicacy in the wedding food menu.
Gosht Nargisi Kofta
You can add this unique main course to the wedding food menu. This is a mouth-watering combination of hard-boiled eggs which is coated with lamb and thick gravy.
People love anything which is out of the way and extraordinary. A scoop of any flavored ice cream immersed in a flour batter and deep-fried in oil would not only amaze your guests but it will also keep them curious.
Milk-based sweets are the most loved sweets all over the country. You can go for a creamy ras malai or a juicy rasgolla or hot gulab jamuns or an interesting champakali sandwich.
Last but not least every wedding feast is incomplete if you don’t have the photographers moving around you clicking your photographs with your plates loaded with goodies. You can find some really good wedding photographers in Kolkata who could help you include your lavish wedding feast in the album. The advantage of having the wedding feast covered is that you will get an idea of all the attendees of your wedding function. AD photography and films offer their services in and around Kolkata to not only make the wedding memorable but also the yummy delicacies you had offered.