Indian weddings are almost always grand affairs with, in some cases, tens of thousands of pounds spent on décor, entertainment, venues and especially on the Indian wedding catering. The trend currently is a move away from traditional Indian wedding food to more innovative items such as Wasabi Aloo Tikki and Oregano Paneer Tikka. A larger number of Indian caterers are updating their menus with more modernist wedding food. Through our research though, we have found that guests still do prefer traditional items, so the list below is based on tradition and not innovation.
- Aloo TIkki
A famous Delhi street food dish is very popular at Indian weddings. It is a spiced potato and pea patty which is traditionally cooked on a tawa
- Paneer Tikka
Delicious cubes if paneer marinated in yoghurt and spices which is then cooked to perfection in the Tandoor. This dish is a must for vegetarians.
- Chicken Tikka
Chicken Tikka is the most famous dish in the UK. Indian wedding caterers around the country make this dish at every event. The chicken is marinated for 24 hours in a blend of spices before being cooked in the tandoor.
- Butter Chicken
Butter Chicken was first created at Moti Mahal in Delhi and since then has spread all over the world as one of the most luscious Indian wedding foods of all time. Rich in cream, butter and spices makes it delicious.
- Lamb Rogan Josh
Originally from Kashmir, this vibrant red curry is famous in the UK and especially for an Indian caterer to cook at Indian weddings.
- Daal Makhani
Originally made at the world famous Bukhara in Delhi and was called Daal Bukhara. This Daal is rich, creamy and totally delicious. This dish is literally on every single Indian wedding menu.
- Gulab Jamun
This dish originated hundreds of years ago in India. It’s a milk based ball which is fried and covered in syrup. It is very popular around the world and especially in India.
Jalebi is a street food dish from Delhi in India which is the most popular dessert for Indian weddings in the UK. Most Indian caterers cook this live for the customer at weddings which also adds to its popularity.
The dishes above represent a cross section of the most popular dishes at weddings in the UK but the trend is changing slowly to more innovative items and it will not be long before the above list changes to reflect this.