Thinking of typical Indian weddings and especially the wedding food, we can happily picture ourselves biting in to hot samosas and pakoras until the mains are served- nothing too different from what you would do for a Sunday morning brunch at home with some Chai!
Whilst it is great to keep things ‘homely’ during events, let’s explore some ideas of turning ordinary (although super tasty) Indian appetisers into creative dishes that still remain as a ‘palette-popping’ start for everyone.
Previously we covered suggestions on vegetarian egg-less desserts for wedding parties as traditionally many Hindu family couples observe a strict vegetarian diet during the wedding festivities. Often the this is a Vegetarian Sattvic diet that is free from eggs, onions and garlic.
The great thing about the appetisers below is that they can easily be modified to become onion and garlic free to cater to a variety of dietary needs.
Below we share some interesting mocktail hour ideas that will still keep the spirit of merriment alive!
Cocktail Idli Kebabs with Chutney Shots
Lacha Tokri – Edible Chaat Bowls
Mini Vada-Pav Bites
Need a drink?
The Sattvic diet further extends to not consuming alcohol and therefore the celebrations are mostly booze-free.
Below we share some interesting mocktail ideas that will still keep the merriment alive!
Rose Lemon Mocktail
Triple Berry Mocktail
Blueberry Mojito Mocktail
Roasted Peach & Strawberry Fizz
Well that’s cheers to some great food & drink! Hope these ideas will help you make your wedding menus modern, interesting and at the same time keeping with those desi flavours.