The Best & Yummiest Food Menu Options For Your Intimate Wedding

By Carryl Fernandes .

The love for food among Indians is unmatchable and undoubtedly endless. The food at Indian weddings is more of an opulent culinary carnival. Irrespective of how extravagant your decor is or how gorgeous your bridal outfit is, it will all go to vain if the food doesn’t satisfy and excite the taste buds your guests and promise them a memorable culinary journey.

Well, a lot of people also that ‘The Only’ aspect that defines a hit wedding is a food served for the event. Hence, the scope of going wrong with this one should be nearly zero. After a wedding, the guest not only discusses the event but also remembers the wedding by the food served at it.

Every couple definitely wants to create a unique and memorable experience not only for themselves but also for their family and friends at the wedding. While decor, outfits, and the other exciting elements are always something to look after while planning but so is the food of the event. 

So, to help you and take your wedding menu to a notch higher than the others, we are here with a curated list of items you could take inspirations from and add to your wedding menu to ensure that it turns out to be a big hit.

List of Exciting and Scrumptious Food Menu Options.

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Appetizers

When it comes to the list of savoury food items the options are plentiful. Savoury food is a must at any wedding, from chat counters to live pizza and pasta counters. However, some of the below items are our favourite choices in the savoury food list.

1. Mini Burgers

The thought of burgers itself makes our mouth water. Irrespective if you like you like your burgers meaty, vegetarian or even vegan, burgers can be made in various options. The best part about these mini burgers is that are bite-sized and easy to eat. Finger food like this always entices the crowd from kids right to adults. 

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2. Pani Puri

Pani Puri or otherwise known as Gol Gappa is another must-have! It is an appetizer loved by all and literally no one can ever say no to Pani Puri. another interesting tip about Pani Puri is that you can also play a lot of interesting games with it.

 

 

 

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3. Dhokla

For all the Gujarati’s and Gujarati food lovers, this appetizer will is definitely a true lover. It is light and is slightly sweet and is generally served with green chutney.

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4. Samosa Chat In A Cone

Deep-fried and conical in shape, this samosa chat in a cone is unmissable. Served with curd, tamarind and mint chutney along with Sev and finally garnished with some pomegranate.

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5. Kathi Rolls

These bite-sized rolls originally hail from Kolkata and have recently started gaining popularity among wedding menu’s as it is uberly delicious, filling and easy to eat. These rolls can be served with a variety of dips and sauces.

 

 

 

6. Mini Tacos

Keep it classic or give these mini bite-sized tacos an Indian twist. You can opt for a number of exciting options to include as the filing to ensure your guest are surprised by the variety available. We are sure no one would be able to resist these. Speak to your caterer can seek advice and improvise on the fillings you could add to the menu.

 

Main Course

Nothing can satisfy you mentally the way food does. The thought of tasty food always does something unexplainable to us. The sense of happiness is very different. With already picking such scrumptious appetizers lets jump straight into the classics of must-haves as part of your main course menu at your big dream.

1. Biryani

Biryani is one of the most loved dishes among Indians. It is flavorful and aromatic and is always served piping hot in a pot. Biryani is definitely one of the must-have options for food to serve at a wedding. A wedding buffet is termed to be incomplete without this on the menu.

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2. Butter Chicken

If you are looking for a star dish and a crowd pleaser then without any further thought, add butter chicken to the menu list. There is literally no one that doesn’t enjoy succulent butter chicken. Serve it with some hot butter naan or tandoori roti and this will be a complete hit.

 

 

 

3. Chole Bhature

Here is another crowd-pleaser. You can opt for adding this dish the menu for a ceremony like the Mehndi or Haldi ceremony. Serve some hot Chole Bhature with chilled lassi and you will be sorted. Since a dish like Chole Bhature is very filling we would suggest that you do not add this to the buffet for a night event and rather serve it for a day event.

4. Creamy Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani is one of the standouts and the most loved variety to be served among dals at a wedding. Creamy and amazing, this is a great option to serve at a wedding.

5. Pasta & Pizza Live Station

No matter what your palate preferences are, pasta and pizza are an all-time favourite! Cooked in white, red, or green pesto sauce, in fresh exotic vegetables or meat of your choice, this live cooking station will definitely be a big hit among guests. You can fix a menu or even ask the chef at the counter to customize as per the preference of the guest. Serve it hot and your guest will relish every bite. 

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Desserts

Sweets and desserts are the most quintessential part of every wedding menu. With everything evolving, we are now so bored of seeing the same old usual Gulab Jamuns and Gajar ka Halwa. Nowadays, the guest prefers to eat what looks appealing and is also more ‘Instragmmable’. With that being said, these are a few of our picks in desserts that are drool-worthy.

1. Macaroons

Macaroons are very new to Indian weddings and yet have been known to be the star of the dessert menu. These bite-sized cookies with a filling inside seek a lot of attention of guests, making them want to pick a few. You can also opt for some personalized macaroons as per the theme of your wedding or maybe have your initials on it. Try it out, thank us later!

2. A Doughnut Wall

Doughnuts are soft and fluffy and also loved by people of all ages. It is also something very different from the usual and boring set of desserts. You can set a statement by having a doughnut wall set up which will definitely seek a lot of attention and be a statement at the wedding.

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3. Thandai Panna Cotta

We Indians love Thandai, don’t we? Well, it is so soothing and cooling and if served with a fusion twist added to it in the form of a Panna Cotta then no one would be able to resist it. It is worth the try!

4. Caramel Custard

Caramel custard is served at almost every wedding as it is a dessert loved by all. If served in smaller bite-sized portions we are sure your guest will gobble up quite a few. Sometimes simple things, if served differently, can really make a big difference. 

5. Motichoor Parfait 

Motichoor laddoo parfait can be a great way of adding an Indian favourite with a French twist to the dessert menu. This dessert combination tastes as mouthwatering as it looks and you could definitely give this one a shot.

 

6. Paan Ice Cream

Be it the regular Paan, Chocolate Paan, or the sweet Paan, everyone loves to have it after their meals as a mouth freshener. If something so loved is converted into an ice cream then why not? We are sure you guest would pile up scoops in their bowls. 

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7. Upside Down Jalebi With Rabri

Dressed with a thick and creamy layer of Rabri oozing out who can resist this deconstructed cake with Jalebi and Rabri. The eye-catching presentation is what will make everyone try it. We love the thinly chopped pistachios and dry rose petals drizzled on it to give it the oomph factor.

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8. Gulab Jamun Cheesecake

Gulab Jamun Cheesecake? Well, you read it right. It is the best of both flavors bought together in one. As good as this sounds, it tastes even better! Something as different and tasty as this will be a total crowd-pleaser.

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Here are a few things you should discuss with your caterer before you decide on everything

1. The Service

First things first, discuss the services that you are liable to receive. It is important for you to be clear about these things from the beginning itself to avoid any future confusion.

2. Number of Servers That Will Be Serving

Ensure that you keep a tab on the server to guest ration as it is very important. The server-to-guest ratio should not exceed 1:20. If so, many of the guests wouldn’t be attended to. Always remember it’s not just about the food but he moving ground staff should be efficient and attentive too.

3. Raw Materials

The source of the ingredients will define the quality of the food. Therefore, it is important to ensure that all the raw materials used are of the topmost quality possible.

4. Flow of Events

Another thing to keep in mind is to decide beforehand the number of events you want the caterers to cover. Manier times a particular caterer may not be the best for a big event like the wedding but would be fabulous for a smaller affair like a Mehndi or Haldi Ceremony. This is subjective so decide as per what suits you’ll the best.

5. Specialty

Discuss with your caterer over the dishes they specialize in so that you know if you want to make those dishes the star attraction in the buffet service.

6. Theme

If you want a creative feel to your wedding, then the naming each food counter is an amazing idea and is also something people are currently doing. Give every counter a query name o add an extra fun element to the grand celebration. Also, naming a dish is very crucial and it needs to be done in the right way with a lot of things in mind. 

Conclusion

Great food is undoubtedly one of the key elements that make a wedding event a memorable one for most people. Therefore, make sure you have everything set up correctly and have double-checked twice, from the type of food counter to the variety of food you want to serve at your wedding!

We hope we were able to help you decide on the perfect menu for your big day, share your thoughts with us of what you loved the most!

 

Edited & Published By Neha Garg Ahuja

About The Author

Carryl Fernandes

A financial analyst by the day, Writer by hobby. I’d best describe myself as timeless meets classic with a hint of quirk. On the weekends you’d find me traversing around in pursuit of all things delicious, planning another trip or more likely walking my dog.