Two of the most popular cuisines at an Indian wedding is the Punjabi or the Gujarati cuisine. The Punjabi food includes non-vegetarian dishes and many sumptuous vegetarian dishes prepared with huge dollops of butter and cream. The vegetarian dishes normally prepared are Aloo Gobhi with cauliflowerss and potatoes, then kadhai Paneer or Shahi Paneer with cottage cheese in a thick tomato and onion gravy, then the non veggies may have some chicken or meat dishes like butter chicken. The desserts that would go with this would be Gajar ka halwa or carrot pudding and Gulab jamun or ice cream. The cake is also served alongside. The breads to go with it are the Naan or Tandoori roti and puris all made in a special Tandoor, a roasting clay bin.
The Gujarati cuisine generally has vegetarian dishes which cater to both Hindu and Jain sentiments. The Gujarati catering does not include garlic and onions in preparation. The food is served in stainless steel thalis or trays with a massive assortment of mouth watering vegetarian delights. Gujarati Kadhi is slightly sweet. In fact all the dishes have certain sweetness to them and a very pure Taste. The common Gujarati fair includes Dal Bati, Khamand, Dhokla, raspberry, papdi, khakhara and various other lovely dishes.
The other menus offered maybe Eastern food from Bihar and Bengal, snacks and fingerfoods and drinks. The menu consists of vegetarian Potol Posto and non-vegetarian Muri Ghonto, fish, baingan and Bhaja. And also deep fried vegetables and then there are Roshogulla and Mishti Doi or sweet curd eaten as desserts. In Bihari meal the sweets, snacks and dinner all go together.
The South Indian cuisine includes DOsa, idli, sambar and various spicy vegetables. Coconut, tamarind, curry leaves and coconut milk embue the food. The seating arrangement is on the floor and the food is served in banana leaves.
North Eastern food belongs to the seven sisters or the seven North eastern states and the food is filled with all kinds of delicacies like bamboo shoots, pork ribs, and then there are Shetake mushrooms,, beef with seasonal green vegetables and for dessert there is apple pie, fruit salad with cream or a topping of chocolate and many other such lovely stuff.
But these foods given in the lists above are state specific and only served in South or eastern or South India. But most of Northern India serves Punjabi or Gujarati food. Though every state will have its own specific dishes which they serve in great style and with great gusto whether you go to a village or a city. http://www.bigindianwedding.com