Are you planning for a wonderful wedding reception. But without delicious food, it won’t be successful. Is this not true? So once you have decided on the number of guest then you need to decide what foods to serve at a wedding reception. If guests belongs from different Indian states then you are definitely at a critical situation because every Indian state have different food culture. Sometimes people also want to serve different cuisines to their guests.
So here is a list of foods to serve at wedding reception party. You can pick your favorite dishes and build a great menu.
Delicious foods to serve at a wedding reception
Telugu Wedding (Foods To Serve)
Telugu cuisine is a South Indian cuisine and it is very popular for its spiciness. You will see variety of foods in their cuisine.
Snacks & starters
Hajan pakodi, Tamalapaku bajji, Andhra special gari, Mixed vada, Medu vada, Pesarattu, Aritikaya bajji, Mirchi bajji, Hot kaza, Lollypop, Masala vada, Veg cutlet, Punugulu, Vamu aaku bajji, Kyma balls, Hyderabadi kebabas etc
For Vegetarian (Sajja rotti, kandi pappu, Panasa puttu koora, Pesara pappu, Pachi pulusu, rotti, Sarva Pindi, Upudu Pindi, Rassam, Pappucharu, Gutti vankaya kura, Pappu koora, Crispy Andhra bhindi, Vepudu (bendakaya, dondakaya, bangaladumpa), Ooragaya etc.)
For Non vegetarian (Hyderabadi mutton biryani, Talakaya Kura, Andhra style chicken curry, Chepala Pulusu, Endu Chapala Vankaya, Kodi pulao, Royyala Kura, Gonguru mamsam, Gongura Mamsam, Andhra pepper chicken, kodi Gudla Pulusu)
Sunnundallu, Vennappalu, Pongali , Payasam, Bhakshalu or Bobbatlu or Polelu, Boondi Laddu, Malai Khaja, Kobbari Lavuju, Gavvalu, Boorelu, Chakodi, Chakkera pongali, Poornalu , Tapeswaram Kaja, Ravva Kesari, Pappuchekka, Jeedilu, Palathalikalu
Odisha wedding (Foods To Serve)
Odisha is a Eastern Indian state. You can see various special dishes in Odia cuisine. Chhena made sweet dishes are very popular in this region.
Snacks & Starters
Aloo tikki, steam corn, ghugni, veg momo, pakudi, aloo chop, chicken pakoda, chhena piaji, chicken lollypop, dahi baara, veg cutlet, fried prawn, Gup chup, papdi chaat, fish finger, fish cutlet etc.
For Vegetarian (dalma, dall, veg manchurian, santula, alu patala rassa, chana masala, bhindi masala, baby corn masala, special aloo gobi, dum aloo, Orissa style mushroom masala, Dal fry, moong dal, rajma, mixed dal, chana dal, dal makhani, mixed veg, nav ratna korma, korfta curry, malai kofta, chilly mushroom, various paneer dishes etc.)
For Non vegetarian (Chicken tarkari, ginger chicken, chicken kasha, chicken korma, chilly chicken, chicken butter masala, mutton kasha, mutton curry, patra poda mangsaw, mutton korma, mati handi mangsaw, fish curry, curd fish, fish masala, prawn cuury, prawn masala, chilly prawn, machha jhola, dahi machha, chingudi malai tarkari etc.)
Plain roti, tandoori roti, rumali roti, plain nan, butter naan, poori, kulcha, parantha, aloo parantha, gobi parantha, paneer parantha etc.
Payes, chhena gaja, kheera sagara, chhena kheeri, rasmalai, jalebi, malpua, ice cream, rasabali, halwa, custard, custard etc.
Konkani wedding (Foods To Serve)
Konkani foods are also very special. you can see unique fusion of Goan cuisine & Marathi cuisine in this konkani style food. They also prefer sea food. Coconut is also widely used in various dishes.
Snacks & Starters
Malvani poha, Nevris, Pathrode, Jhinga fry, Bombil fry, Bombil fry
For Vegetarian (Phanasachi Bhaji, Kaju chi aamti, Kokum curry, Usal , Vali Randayi, Airavat, Kolmbo, Taaka kadi, Daal, Mushroom masala)
For Non vegetarian (Alle kande ambat, Kurle ambat, Tepla Ambat, ambat, Mori mutton, Malvani mutton curry, Hinga udak, Komdi vade)
Jalebi, Malpua, Shira, Shrikhand, Puran poli
Marathi wedding (Foods To Serve)
Marathi cuisine also includes various delicious dishes what you can add to your wedding food menu. Maharashtrian snacks & starters are very popular.
Snacks & Starters
Batata vada pav, Dabeli, Bhaji, pav bhaji, Misal pav, Ragda pattice,
Puri Sabzi, Kolhapuri spicy vegetable, Daal, Paneer item, Aamti, Bharli vangi, Bombil fish curry, Rice, Roti / Indian bread
Jalebi, Gulab jamun, Malpua, Shrikhand, Shira, Puran poli, Modak
Gujarati wedding (Foods To Serve)
Gujarat is a Western Indian state and it own a very unique food culture. There are many delicious Indian dishes originated from this state. Gujarati cuisine has also influences of Marathi cuisine & Rajasthani cuisine.
Snacks & Starters
Mixed bhajia, Methi Gota, Paneer Tikka, Patra, Khandvi, Gathia, Chili Mogo, Dhokla, Samosa, Aloo Tikki, Spring Rolls, Maru Bhajia, Bata Vada, Dabeli, Chilli Mogo, Masala papad, Tandoori Mogo, Khandvi, Palak Pakoda, Harabhara Kebab, Fafda, Patra, Idly Sambhar, Chilli Paneer, Daal Kachori, Vegetable Cutlets, Bhel Puri, Sev Puri, Petis, Bhel
Dry Potato, Mixed Daal, Tuwar Daal, Dal dhokla, Vegetable Tikka Masala, Undhiyo, Sweetcorn & Patra, Aloo Channa, Aloo Ravaia, Sev tamatar nu shak, Kidney Beans & Sweet Corn, Gujarat kadhi, Aloo Bhindi, Aloo Gobhi Mutter, Tindora Shaak, Kadhi, Matar Paneer, Spicy Jeera, Pili Pili Aloo, Tadka Daal, Undiya, Potato Shaak, Shaag Chana, Moong Daal, Bhindi Shaag, Vaal Channa, Channa Bateta, Kadhi, Jeera Aloo, Methi Aloo, Akhu Shaak, Aloo Gobhi
Side Dish (Mango Pickle, Lime Pickle, Yogurt, Salad)
Rice (Jeera Rice, Steamed Rice, Pulao, Veg Biriyani, Paneer Biriyani)
Indian bread (Puri, Bhature, Chapati, Naan, )
Raita (Mixed Pickle, Green Chutney, Coconut Chutney, Onion Raita, Mixed Raita, Plain Raita, Cucumber Raita, Jeera Cucumber Raita, Papad)
Rasmalai, Gulab Jamun, Doodh pak, Boondi Laddu, Basundi, Laddu, Ghughra, Fruit Shrikhand, Kulfi, Phool Khaja, Gajar Ka Halwa, Penda, Burfi, Rasgulla
Bengali wedding (Foods To Serve)
Bengali cuisine is shared by West Bengal, Bangladesh & Tripura. There are some parts in Assam where people also follow this culinary style.
Snacks & Starters
For vegetarian (Vegetable Devil, Onion Pakoda, Potato Fries, Ghugni, Phuchka)
For non-vegetarian (Dimer Chop / Devil (Egg Fry), Fish Kabiraji Cutlet, Chicken Kabiraji Cutlet, Dhakai Chicken Kabab, Fish Roll, Egg Roll)
For vegetarian (Chholar daal, Bengali Kasha Dum Aloo, Beguni (Brinjal Fry), Echor Curry (Green Jackfruit Curry), Sukto, Potoler Dolma),
For non vegetarian (Fish fry, Vetki Machher Paturi, Ilish Machher Matha Diye Mug Dal (Moong Dal with Hilsha Fish), Mutton Kasha, Chicken Curry, Doi Machh (Fish Curry With Curd), Maachher Jhal (Fish Curry) Tui Maachher Kalia, Chingri Maachher Malaikari),
Rice (Sweet Vegetable Pulao, Prawn Pulao, Chicken Pulao, Dhakai Chicken Biriyani, Dhakai Mutton Briryani, Murshidabadi Biriyani, Dhakai Biriyani, Steamed Rice ),
Indian breads (Luchi, Karaisutir Kachuri, Radhaballavi, Hinger Kachuri)
Sitabhog, Misti Doi, ChomChom, Pineapple Chutney, Fruit Chutney, Tomato Chutney with Dry Fruits, Lady Kenny, Rasmalai, Pantua, Ice Cream, Rasogolla, Kachagolla, Sandesh, Kamalabhog, Langcha, Kheer Kadam, Mohan Bhog, Mihi Dana
Punjabi wedding (Foods To Serve)
Punjabi cuisine is very popular in North India. There are a lot of vegetarian as well as nonvegetarian dishes in Punjabi cuisine. They prefer tandoori food or thick gravy based dishes. Tomato, ginger, garlic, curd etc are often used to make Punjabi dishes.
Snacks & Starters
For vegetarian (Mixed Pakoda, Hariyali Paneer Tikka, Paneer Shaslik, Dahi Bhalla, Tandoori Paneer Tikka, Hariyali Paneer Tikka, Vegetable Pakoda, Garlic & Chilli Mushroom, Hara Bhara Kebab, Sweet Corn & Patra, Chilli Paneer, Samosa Chaat, Alu Tikki Chaat, Dahi Vada, Punjabi Samosa, Vegetable Spring Rolls, Paneer Pakoda),
For non vegetarian (Lasuni Tikka, Garlic Prawns,Chilli Fish, Garlic Chicken, Murgh Malai Tikka, Chicken Pakoda, Pudina Tikka, Jeera Chicken Wings, Amritsari Fish, Adarki Lamb Chops, Fish Pakoda, Tandoori Lamb Chops, Lamb Samosa, Murgh Chilli Tikka, Pili Pili Prawns, Chilli Prawns)
For vegetarian (Mixed Vegetable Tawa Masala, Chhole Paneer, Vegetable Jalfrezy, Channa Daal, Aloo Saag Wala, Vegetable Kofta, Rajmah, Dal Panchratani, Karai Paneer Tikka Masala, Tinda Masala, Daal Makhani, Mushroom Butter Masala, Palak Kofta, Kadi Pakoda, Methi Paneer, Sarson Ki Saag, Paneer Pasanda, Kadai Mushroom, Daal Bukhara, Paneer Masala, Mushroom Masala, Aloo Mutter, Aloo Gobhi, Matar Paneer, Mushroom Matar Makhani, Paneer Butter Masala, Malai Kofta, Choliya pulao)
Food for non vegetarian (Kadai Gosht, Lamb Roganjosh, Chicken65, Khima Butter, Palak Lamb, Chicken Jalfrezi, Masala Lamb, Lamb-Do-Pyaza, Makhani Chicken, Handi Chicken, Bhunna Lamb, Chicken Korma, Chicken Tikka Masala, Methi Chicken, Makhani Lamb, Palak Chicken),
Indian bread (Onion Kulcha, Tandoori Parantha, Tandoori Naan, Ajwani Parantha, Rogini Naan, Peas Paratha, Taandoori Roti, Pudina Paratha, Bhature, Puri, Aloo Parantha)
Mango Phirni, Carrot Burfi, Gulab Jamun, Choice of Kulfi, Flavoured Lassi, Choice of Ice Cream, Shri khand, Choice of Burfi, Gajar Ka Halwa
There are many other cuisines are available in India. But I have only mentioned a few what I knew & experienced due to traveling many places in my life. If you miss your cuisine here then you can share some popular foods to serve at a wedding reception party in your region here by leaving a comment below. It may help our readers.