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Mouth-watering Indian Wedding Cuisine

Indian wedding cuisine is the most important part of an Indian wedding. It brings people together, no matter what culture they’re from. It’s not just about filling our bellies, but also about showing love, being welcoming, and having plenty for everyone. Food has a special meaning, and it helps make weddings memorable and enjoyable for everyone involved.

Indian weddings are famous for being lavish and extravagant, with lots of delicious food that will make your taste buds very happy. The amazing variety and flavours of Indian cuisine are at their best during these joyful celebrations. In this blog, we want to take you on a delicious adventure through the mouthwatering world of Indian wedding cuisine, where traditional recipes blend with modern trends to create a fantastic food experience.

The Essence of Indian Wedding Cuisine:

Indian wedding cuisine is a harmonious blend of flavours, spices, and regional specialties that represent the cultural heritage of diverse Indian communities. From the savoury delights of the North to the fiery spices of the South, each region contributes its unique culinary traditions to the wedding feast. Whether it’s the elaborate vegetarian spreads of a Gujarati wedding or the aromatic biryanis of a Hyderabadi affair, Indian wedding cuisine never fails to impress.

The Diverse Regional Delicacies:

a. North Indian Cuisine: North Indian weddings are famous for their rich and creamy dishes like butter chicken, dal makhani, and paneer tikka. The lavish spreads often feature a plethora of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, including kebabs, biryanis, and delectable sweets like gulab jamun and jalebi.

Traditional North Indian Menu:

  • Appetizers: Paneer Tikka, Chicken Tikka, Seekh Kebabs, Samosas
  • Main Course: Butter Chicken, Rogan Josh, Dal Makhani, Vegetable Biryani, Naan
  • Accompaniments: Raita, Papad, Mixed Pickles
  • Desserts: Gulab Jamun, Rasgulla, Kheer, Jalebi

b. South Indian Cuisine: South Indian weddings are a celebration of flavours and spices. Traditional dishes like dosas, idlis, and vadas take centre stage, accompanied by an assortment of chutneys, sambars, and rasams. The aroma of coconut-infused curries and the tanginess of tamarind-based dishes add a distinct character to the wedding feast.

South Indian Feast:

  • Appetizers: Medu Vada, Masala Dosa, Vegetable Cutlets
  • Main Course: Vegetable Pulao, Chicken Chettinad, Fish Curry, Sambar, Coconut Chutney
  • Accompaniments: Rasam, Tomato Chutney, Appalam, Curd Rice
  • Desserts: Payasam, Mysore Pak, Badam Halwa, Coconut Barfi

c. East Indian Cuisine: Bengali weddings showcase the culinary artistry of the East, where seafood takes the spotlight. From the famous macher jhol (fish curry) to the delectable sweets like rasgulla and sandesh, Bengali weddings offer a symphony of flavours that reflect the region’s love for fish and sweets.

Exquisite Bengali Spread: Appetizers:

  • Fish Fry, Vegetable Chop, Shingara (Samosa)
  • Main Course: Bhetki Paturi, Chingri Malai Curry, Kosha Mangsho (Mutton Curry), Aloo Posto (Potatoes in Poppy Seed Paste), Luchi (Bengali Puri)
  • Accompaniments: Shorshe Bata (Mustard Sauce), Tomato Chutney, Radhaballavi, Steamed Rice
  • Desserts: Rasgulla, Sandesh, Mishti Doi (Sweet Yogurt), Sondesh

d. West Indian Cuisine: The vibrant colours and spicy flavours of the West find their way into wedding celebrations. Maharashtrian weddings feature popular dishes like puran poli, batata vada, and vada pav. The tangy and sweet flavours of Gujarati cuisine shine through with dishes like dhokla, khandvi, and the irresistible Gujarati thali.

Gujarati Thali:

  • Appetizers: Khandvi, Dhokla, Patra (Steamed Colocasia Rolls)
  • Main Course: Undhiyu, Dal Dhokli, Kadhi, Bajra Roti, Gujarati Khichdi
  • Accompaniments: Kachumber Salad, Gujarati Kadhi, Pickles, Papad
  • Desserts: Mohanthal, Ghevar, Basundi, Shrikhand

Fusion Fare and Modern Trends: While traditional dishes hold their own charm, Indian wedding cuisine has also evolved with time. Many couples now opt for fusion fare, blending traditional recipes with international flavours. It is not uncommon to find dishes like butter chicken pizza, paneer tikka tacos, or Indo-Chinese fusion delights, offering a unique twist to the wedding feast. 

Fusion Fare:

  • Appetizers: Tandoori Chicken Pizza, Paneer Tikka Tacos, Pani Puri Shots
  • Main Course: Butter Chicken Pasta, Paneer Biryani, Thai Green Curry with Indian Spices
  • Accompaniments: Naan Breadsticks, Mint Chutney Hummus, Saffron-infused Risotto
  • Desserts: Cardamom-infused Creme Brulee, Gulab Jamun, Cheesecake, Pistachio Kulfi Sundae

The Sweet Indulgence:

No Indian wedding feast is complete without an array of mouthwatering sweets. From the famous ladoos and barfis to the delicate sandesh and pedas, the dessert table is a sight to behold. Traditional sweets like gulab jamun, jalebi, and rasgulla share the spotlight with modern interpretations like flavored macarons, fusion mithai, and artisanal chocolates.

The Culinary Extravaganza:

Indian weddings are a celebration of love, unity, and culinary excellence. The grandeur of the celebrations is amplified by the sumptuous feast that brings families and friends together. The attention to detail, the diversity of flavours, and the sheer abundance of food make Indian wedding cuisine a feast for both the eyes and the taste buds.

It is a testament to the rich culinary heritage of the country. From traditional regional delicacies to modern fusion fare, it caters to diverse tastes and preferences. The grand feast is not only a gastronomic delight but also a reflection of the joy and warmth that surround Indian weddings. So, the next time you attend an Indian wedding, savor the flavors, relish the variety, and immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of Indian wedding cuisine.Remember, these menu ideas are just a glimpse of the vast possibilities available in Indian wedding cuisine. You can mix and match dishes from different regions or create a fusion menu that reflects your unique taste and preferences. The key is to celebrate the diversity and richness of Indian flavors while curating a memorable culinary experience for your guests.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Candids and Pre-weddings

We provide Candid wedding photography which has a modern and photojournalistic approach. We aim in creating timeless memories of you and your loved ones that are natural, everlasting, and filled with funs and emotions. We try to tell a story while creating an all-inclusive view of the wedding festivities that are happening around for the couple to relive over the years in the future.

We try and cover all that goes around in a wedding. For example, we include shots right from the Bride and Groom getting ready, detailed shots of bridal make-up, jewellery, outfits, venue, decor, their portraits – individual and together, portraits of immediate family members, guests that actively participate in the wedding, all the ceremonies & rituals – creative detail close-ups and documentary-style wide-angle shots. 

No! We do not shoot Conventional style Photos and Videos but we do have tie-ups with independent photographers and videographers who get the job done for us. These teams have been handpicked by us and they work well with us. We would be happy to share a sample of the work they have done for us previously. This way we function as a one-stop solution.

Yes! We present the Wedding album option only after delivery of all images and upon final payments, the album usually takes another 2-3 weeks to be printed and delivered to you. PLEASE NOTE: Wedding Albums are optional and unless part of any package, they are charged separately.

From the day final payments are made and received into our accounts, Post-production work will begin. This usually takes 30-45 days to complete, after which finalization and delivery of images and films are done within 10-15 days.

Depending on the duration of the events, we deliver 300 -500 soft copies of post-processed images per wedding. The images will be in both low-res and high-res versions that will be delivered to you through a cloud drive. Please note we do not deliver DVDs anymore since they are outdated. The deliverables will be available for you to download for up to three months after the images are delivered. However, if you need them to stay for a little longer on the cloud platform, please let us know in advance.

Once we deliver the pictures, we ask clients to do multiple backups. We usually keep them with us for 60-90 days from the day of delivery before deleting them from Cloud platform. However, if you need them to stay for a little longer on the cloud platform, please let us know in advance.

RAW, unedited images are not made available for viewing or printing. This is part of my effort to set very high-quality standards. Images that don’t make it through the cut are rejected because they may be blurry, heavily underexposed, or trash-worthy. Images we give you are handpicked from the best ones that are clicked. These pictures showcase the best of our work. 

We may! If your wedding results in terrific wedding photos (and we are sure it will!), we would love to share those pictures on our portfolio website and social channels as examples of great work we’ve done, so that other couples may also be inspired by your wedding. Should you specifically NOT want us to show your wedding photos on our channels, let us know beforehand. There is no official policy on how to approach these situations, and there might be a middle ground we can work out.

Our base is in Mumbai and we work from home as due to the nature of work, we are always on the move.

The booking process is simple. Call us or email us with the details of your wedding. We will check on the availability of those dates and work out a package deal for you. Details can be discussed in a formal meeting, but we don’t mind it over the phone also.

Retainer/booking fees, which is 50% of the agreed amount are required to be paid to formally book your wedding dates. Balance 50% amount is to be paid on the day of the wedding or event.


Please Note: A client meeting is not considered as a confirmation for any booking. We will formally block your dates only after receiving the full advance payment in our account. Hence it is advised to book us in advance at least six months before the wedding for planning purposes.

Last-minute bookings based on availability may sometimes attract an extra added charge.

Please contact us for a customized quotation! One day Candid wedding package starts from INR  75,000/- upwards depending upon the events.

On average, in a one full-day wedding, you get 300-500 final photographs presented as low and high-resolution digital jpegs. Your wedding images are professionally edited to the highest standard and uploaded on the cloud platform for you to download.

Yes, we care about every individual taste and liking towards certain kinds of photographs, hence you can share your sample “shot-list” so we can try and plan a shoot around it by adding some of our creative elements.

PLEASE NOTE, Good photographs that you often see of couples or the bride and groom are widely dependent upon the location of the shoot. Other factors like the type of venue, timings, available lighting conditions, decorations and lights, props and accessories, the subjects, their wardrobe, and make-up, ability to pose, and very importantly the right attitude plays a very important role in creating good photographs. Difficult as it may seem, creating beautiful imagery from the odds is my final goal.

Good images, create better memories! Money spent on wedding venues, décor, food, dresses, and event management is unlikely to be remembered as well as it should be if they are not well photographed. The only memories that will remain are tastefully captured pictures and videos from every event.

We understand that getting married is an expensive affair, but good quality photography comes with a price. Considering these factors in mind, we keep our price as nominal as possible while justifying the efforts that go behind delivering quality images. So, wedding photography should be the last place where you should compromise.

Along with the assignment, you own the full usage rights to your wedding photos for non-commercial use, which means you can do whatever you want with your wedding photos (like making more albums, taking prints, sending them out to relatives, sharing them online, and what have you). The only thing you cannot do is resell your wedding images – which I am sure you will not want to do! As a photographer, we will own the ‘copyright’ to the photographs, which means we will own the author rights to the photograph.

Pre-wedding photography is very popular among young couples and is highly recommended for all couples. Photographs from a pre-wedding shoot are shared on social media with families and friends and are often used to make an official announcement.

These shoots can be a fabulous way to get accustomed to my style and of course, being in front of the camera. Wedding clients also use photographs from their pre-wedding shoots in their wedding albums. These couple shoots are not just limited to wedding clients, they are also lovely anniversary, Valentine’s Day, and birthday gifts.

Once you book a pre-wedding session with me, I will either meet you in person or have a telephonic discussion with you providing you alternatives of shoot locations, some of which are free and somewhere a permission fee is required which is taken care of by the client. I will also decide upon the clothes to wear that matches the theme.

Pre-wedding photography is done to showcase love, bonding, emotions, and chemistry between the couple. You will get a mix of candid shots and posed pictures directed by me. 

For Pre-wedding photo sessions, you will get around 40-50 post-processed color corrected images.

For “Save The Date” videos you get 1-3 minutes long film depending on the package.

Payments are done in two parts. First, a retainer fee/booking amount, which is 50% of the agreed amount is required to be deposited to formally book your wedding dates. Second, the final 50% balance is to be paid on the day of the wedding or shoot. Any additional services bought during the shoot will be charged at actual and billed to the client.
Please Note:  Travel, food, and accommodation for the team are borne by the client.
Also: All post-production and editing of images, videos, and films will only commence after final payments are made and received into our accounts. It usually takes 30-45 days to complete the post-production process after which finalization and delivery of images and films are done within 10-15 days.

Any delay in final payments will further delay the time taken for final delivery.

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