Winter Wedding Menus: A culinary journey across India's festive feasts
Bon appetit, and happy wedding season!
As winter paints the land with crisp air and dazzling sunshine, it also ushers in a season of joyous celebration in India: the wedding season. And what better way to celebrate this union of hearts than with a delectable feast that reflects the rich tapestry of Indian culture and tradition?
Let’s embark on a culinary adventure across India, exploring the diverse and delightful wedding cuisine traditions that will tease your taste buds and warm your soul.
North Indian weddings are synonymous with rich and aromatic curries, with each region boasting its own unique blend. From the creamy korma and fragrant biryaniof Awadh to the fiery Kashmiri Rogan Josh, every bite is an explosion of flavour. Don't forget to indulge in the melt-in-your-mouth paneer dishes, the comforting dal makhani and the fragrant saffron-infused rice that will leave you wanting more.
South Indian weddings are a celebration of fresh flavours and vibrant colours, with the iconic ‘Sadhya’ taking centrestage. This elaborate meal, served on a banana leaf, features an array of small portions, each bursting with its own unique taste and texture. From the creamy coconut curries like avial and sambar to the tangy rasam, the fluffy rice preparations like appam and dosa and the sweet finish of payasam, every element of the Sadhya is a testament to South India's culinary artistry.
East Indian weddings are a melody of the sea, with fragrant fish curries stealing the show. Dive into the rich and flavourful Katla Kaliya of Bengal, the spicy Mutton Curry of Odisha and the tangy Chingri Machha of Assam – each dish a testament to the region's love for seafood. Don't forget to pair these with aromatic rice dishes like Basmati and Doi Chira, and end the meal on a sweet note with the melt-in-your-mouth Bengali Sandesh and the spongy goodness of Rosogolla.
West Indian weddings are a kaleidoscope of colours and textures, with each bite bursting with life. From the creamy Gujarati Kadhi and the spicy Maharashtrian Kolhapuri Mutton to the tangy Dal Pakwan and the delectable Parsi Dhansak, every dish reflects the region's rich culinary heritage. Don't miss out on the melt-in-your-mouth Dhokla, the comforting Gujarati Dal, and the flavourful West Indian curries that will leave you craving for more.
Do you have any wedding favourites? Let us know in the comments.