These days, the lavish nuptial functions are increasingly celebrating the intrinsic culture and heritage of India. The wedding buffet menu is also not far behind. We have identified key vegetarian dishes for your wedding buffet through which you can serve rich Indian tradition on the platter…
Depicting the rich heritage and culture of India, Indian wedding extravaganza has moved far away from just being Indian to being sub-classified as distinctly regional Indian. As a result, now the wedding buffets too have a clear identification of Punjabi, Rajasthani, Gujarati, Hyderabadi, Bengali, South Indian and other cuisines.
Here, we present few wholesome vegetarian dishes from across India that can be a part of your wedding buffet menu to serve the traditional, authentic and gastronomical experience to your guests…
- Makki ki Roti and Sarson ka Saag from Punjab: It is a traditional favourite of any Punjabi household and bringing the same in your winter wedding buffet menu can take the gastronomical experience to a different level altogether. Ask the caterer to add some white butter on the Saag made of mustard leaves and the Trust us, you guests would land in a food heaven.
- Undhiyu from Gujarat: Deriving its name from the Gujarati word ‘Undhu’, meaning inverted, it is a classical and traditional dish of Gujarat made in an inverted clay pot. Made with a mélange of seasonal winter vegetables and served with Puri and Shrikhand, this dish will leave your guests at loss of words. It would definitely make the most sought-after dish in your winter wedding buffet menu. Besides, you can also include the Handvo, Dhokla, Paatra, Daalvada and Gota in your menu to bring in the taste of Gujarat.
- Rajasthani Daal Baati and Churma: This is a traditional meal of Rajasthan and defines the culture and lavish eating styles of the Rajputs of the state. While this dish is not included in wedding buffet menus, majorly due to preference given to other traditional dishes like Gatta Saag, Daal Baati and Churma can promise to serve the taste of traditional Rajasthan on your guests’ platter. Your guests will definitely revere the Baati or rustic globe of baked deliciousness (balls of wheat dough) served with Daal and Churma for its unforgettable taste.
- Litti Chokha: What Daal, Baati and Churma is to Rajasthan, Litti Chokha is to Bihar. Litti, the traditional and staple food of Bihar is a variation of Baati but is stuffed with Sattu. It is served with Chokha made of boiled potatoes, roasted Brinjal and Ghee. With the delightful aroma and pungent and interesting flavour, Litti Chokha can be your hit traditional dish in the entire wedding buffet menu.
- Shukto from West Bengal: Well, apart from the traditional Bengali Maach, the authentic Bengali vegetarian dish Shukto is also worth the mention. Prepared with a variety of vegetables, this bitter-sweet wholesome dish is sure to steal the heart of your guests at the wedding.
- Kerala’s Avial: In the South Indian traditional cuisine diary, Kerala’s Avial tops the charts and will rock your wedding buffet menu too. Meaning boiled or cooked in water which is the way in which the dish is made, Avial is a thick mixture of a variety of vegetables. You can serve your guests Avial with rice and take them on a tour to South India.
Simply put, both, lesser-known but traditional cuisines from across India and exotic ingredients are a definite trend in the wedding spreads. These mouth-watering dishes will definitely help you to serve rich Indian heritage on the platter. We guarantee that your guests would love to grab a bite of tradition.
If you are planning to have the traditional dishes in your wedding buffet menu, then request your wedding planners straight away. Believe Happenings, one of the best wedding planners in Udaipur can surely help you to bring India on the platter.
Avani Jain Godavat