Food Specialties in a Marathi Wedding

Of all the other cultures in India, Maharashtrians tend to have the simplest weddings. These weddings are complemented with simple, yet healthier wedding cuisines. Marathi food promises less oil, less salt, minimal butter, thereby making it a fitness freak’s delight.

The Menu

Wedding menu of a Marathi family is almost always vegetarian, and more so if the couple hails from a Brahmin family. There are some sects of Marathi’s that eat meat, yet their food menus are all vegetarian. This is because wedding rituals and receptions generally take place in temples, where non-veg is restricted.

Marathi wedding menu can also be broadly classified into three categories.

Appetizers: Appetizers include some of the most popular street foods such as bhajiyas (onion pakoda), batatyache kaap (potato pakoda) and batata vada (potato pattis).

Main Courses: Main course is an elaborate palette of fresh vegetables in dry or gravy form, made using spices, chilli powder, and cumin powder. Vegetable varieties…

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