Indian Wedding Food Menu by Event | Ultimate Guide (Final Buffet Choices)
Updated: Apr 17, 2020
Ajay Manaktala is an Indian Wedding expert who is also quite the foodie. Having attended or worked over 1000 North Indian and South Indian weddings, he knows all about wedding catering, food selection, sample menus and Gujarati/Jain/Punjabi/NRI/Western tastes.
He's also a most viewed writer on Quora about Big Fat South Asian anything. In this post he'll give you FINAL BUFFET MENU SELECTIONS you can use for your Sangeet, Reception, etc...
Finalizing your Big Fat Wedding Menu choices?
It's confusing right!?!
In this post I'm going to tell you the Indian or Pakistani food items you need at every wedding buffet, especially for events in the USA although it applies anywhere!
Whether you're having a vegetarian or super non-veg wedding, or just overwhelmed for choices from your hotel and catering teams, my goal with this post is to educate you about a buffet for about 300 people.
You can then reduce or increase your items accordingly.
JUST TELL ME WHAT I NEED FOR 200 PEOPLE!
Many caterers send you their entire menu, say "Yes madam we can do it all" and then expect you to pick the 29 items you need out of 300.
AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FO DAT!
Show me a menu of how many dals or rice or breads or meats are required and let me adjust!
WE GOT YOU FAM!
Hotels make a killing on over ordering to be safe during wedding season (they'll scare you good on running out of food) and also, food wastage in our celebrations is a massive problem.
So lets get educated to finalize some menus!
WHY FOOD IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN INDIAN WEDDING
I need to tell you something, and don't take it personally. You and your hubbie are important obviously also...but....
Food is arguably the most important thing at most South Asian and Indian weddings.
Ask any wedding planner, and despite the fireworks and helicopter for your baraat, people will love/hate/remember your wedding based on the food.
Yes they are there for you and they love you, but food is love also right?