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Indian Wedding:

Kuntal Mehta from Gujarat, India writes:

“Hello! Basically I am a Gujarati and my big day is on 18th January. I want to plan something special for my wedding ceremony dinner. Can you please suggest me a menu for a veg. Gujarati dinner menu please? I will be greatful to you. Thank you. Waiting for your reply.”

My reply:

“Dear Kuntal: Here are three of my menus. Not specifically Gujarati, or strictly wedding menus, but tried and tested compatible menus nevertheless. Hope they stimulate some ideas.”

Menu # 1

Fried Bitter Melon Chips (Karela Bhaji)
Bengali Royal Rice (Pushpanna)
Hot and Spicy South Indian Chili & Tomato Rice
Creamy Cauliflower and Potato Supreme (Gobi Alu Bhaji)
North Indian Puffed Fried Breads (Poories)
Crispy Battered Fresh Panir Cheese (Panir Pakoras)
Fresh Mint Chutney
Savoury Lentil Doughnuts (Vadai)
Sweet and Sour Date & Tamarind Chutney
North Indian Cabbage and Peanut Salad (Kobi Pachadi)
Saffron Semolina Halava Pudding with Almonds & Cardamom
Anise-flavoured Doughnuts in Strawberry Yogurt (Malpoura)
Spiced Hot Apple Juice Drink

Menu # 2

Fiery South Indian Toor Dal Soup (Rasam)
Zesty Lemon Rice with Fresh Coconut & Cashews
Seasoned Eggplant Rice
Cashew-Studded South-Indian Steamed Semolina Breads (Rawa Idli)
Mashed Potato Puffs (Alu Vadas)
Fresh Coconut Chutney
Bengali Chickpea and Cauliflower Curry
Punjabi-style Tomatoes, Peas and Home-made Panir (Matar Panir)
Griddle-Baked Bread (Chapati)
South Indian Snake Bean Poriyal
Pistachio Milk Fudge (Pista Burfi)
Rose-scented Marzipan-filled Half-moon Pastries
Vrindavan Saffron & Lemon Sherbet

Menu # 3

Sweet & Sour Chana Dal Soup with Pumpkin
Iranian Saffron Spicy Rice with Saffron (Pollou)
South Indian Hot, Sweet-and-Sour Tamarind Rice
Creamed Spinach with Curd Cheese (Palak Panir)
Delhi-style Sprouted Mung Bean Salad
Melange of Seasonal Vegetables, Mung Beans & Basmati Rice (Khichari)
Rajasthani Spicy Dal-Stuffed Bread (Urad Dal Poori)
Creamy Banana & Yogurt Salad (Kela Raita)
Mayapur-style Stuffed Vegetable Pastries (Samosas)
Hot & Sweet Eggplant Pickles
Succulent Milk Fudge Balls in Rose-scented Syrup (Gulab Jamuns)
Indonesian Sweet Coconut-stuffed Pancakes (Dadar)
Orange Buttermilk Shake

For more, go to my website and look at the MENU PLANNING section.
Posted by Kurma on 16/10/08; 6:15:57 AM

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