Delicious Bengali Wedding Menu Ideas With Prices

bengali wedding menu

It won’t be wrong to discern that the food is one of the crucial threads to bond you with your guests. Your guests might forget the lavish and extravagant wedding venue or decor but they would never forget the lip-smacking food that you served.

You must be aware of the love that Bengalis share with their food and it won’t be surprising if you see them covering the extra inch to achieve the palatial satisfaction.

For a foodie, Bengali weddings would be a dream come true. Be it an annaprasan menu or a wedding menu, we love the diversity on our platter.

However, while some couples prefer to keep the Bengali wedding menu simple and traditional, there are some couples who wish to take the fusion call.

If you are still wondering which delicacies must have to your wedding menu, here are some of the dishes that are a must for a Bengali wedding menu.

Traditional Bengali Wedding Menu:

Starters:

paneer tikka- bengali wedding menu

 

Vegetarian:

Though there aren’t many vegetarian guests at a Bengali wedding, yet you cannot escape from the customary vegetarian dish options which although would be equally enjoyed by both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian guests.

  • Mochar chop- Spicy cutlets or dumplings of plantain flowers deep fried and served with ketchup or kashundi.

or,

  • Pakodas or Fritters- Assorted seasonal vegetables like cauliflower, onion, potatoes, battered and deep-fried. Especially in winter weddings you cannot have enough of them.

or,

  • Paneer Tikka- An obvious choice for vegetarian dishes, grilled cottage cheese cubes served with chutney (made of green chilli and coriander).

Non-vegetarian:

Gelauti kebab- bengali wedding menu

  • Fish fingers or Fish Orly or Fish Cutlets: A Bengali wedding menu would not be complete without either of these. You know how difficult it is to keep a true Bengali away from fish! A Bengali wedding menu would be no exception.

or,

  • Kobiraaji Cutlet: An exclusive culinary innovation prominent in Bengal, is also found in their wedding menu.
  • Gilauti kebab, Mutton seekh kebab & Reshmi kebab: Mutton delicacies cannot be opted out from any Bengali event. Meatballs or finely minced mutton dumplings spiced up and fried are always a winner.

or,

  • Chicken Lollipop or Fried Chickens: For appetizers or starters, chicken lollipop or fried chickens would also be a good choice.

Live Counters:

Indian chaat- bengali wedding menu

  • Fuchka: You would never hear a Bong saying no to fuchka, that is probably the ultimate street food to satisfy a Bengali.
  • Papdi Chaat: Identified by various names in different regions, though not exclusively of Bengali origin, we have embraced Papdi chat with open arms.

or,

  • Dahi vada or Doi Bora: A street food adored equally all over the country.

Bengali Wedding Main Course Menu:

A Bengali Wedding Menu has an extensive platter laid for their guests. In a typical Bengali wedding, guests can be seen to be seated and served food by the wedding caterers. However, this has largely transformed into a buffet service today. Some of the items prominent in Bengali wedding menu are:

Vegetarian:

chhanar dalna- bengali wedding menu

 

  • Luchi/ Kochuri: Puffed and fried bread made of white flour. A kochuri would be a stuffed one while a luchi would be plain.
  • Aloor Dom: Like anywhere else in India, this is an all-time favourite in a Bengali Wedding Menu.

or,

  • Chholar dal: This is an inevitable food item in a Bengali wedding menu usually served with Beguni or brinjal fritters.

or,

  • Chilli Fulkopi: Though a rather late addition to the Bengali cuisine, but has become a quite popular one.  Cooked in exotic Chinese spices, Chilli Fulkopi is sure to win hearts.
  • Basanti Polao: A typical Polao cooked in ghee, with dry fruits, the special feature of Basanti Polao is its sweet taste and light yellow color.
  • Chhanar dalna: Homemade cottage cheese balls or chhana mixed with Bengali spices added to a curry, this bengali dish is famous among both vegetarians as well as non-vegetarians.

or,

  • Kadai Paneer/ Navaratna Korma: Freshly made cottage cheese diced, and cooked with green peas into a delicious North-Indian gravy. Whereas the second choice is cooked with eight different types of vegetables, into a mouth-watering dish.

Non- Vegetarian:

Ilish Paturi- Bengali wedding menu

  • Chicken/Mutton Biryani: Biryani is not food, it’s an emotion. Including mutton or chicken biryani in your Bengali wedding menu solves most of your problems. Opt for Kolkata style Biryani with succulent pieces of meat accompanied by whole potatoes and boiled eggs.
  • Mutton Chaap: Slow-cooked spicy mutton ribs…how can you not love it?

or,

  • Chicken Rezala: This is an extremely loved chicken dish. not only weddings but this is a favourite for any occasion. Chicken curry cooked in poppy seeds, curd and cashew paste, this is an absolute stunner in your menu.
  • Illish Paturi: Boneless fillets of Hilsa fish marinated in mustard paste, wrapped in plantain leaf and steam on low flame. This particular preparation becomes an unbeatable dish in a Bengali wedding menu.

or,

  • Chingri Malai Curry: Tiger prawns cooked in tomato paste and coconut milk, can never go wrong in this.

or,

  • Doi Rui: Rohu Fish cooked in curd is a super favorite item for Bongs.

Chutneys:

Plastic Chutney- bengali wedding menu

In any Bengali event, Chutneys or Chaatni are enjoyed after the main course meal along with a crunchy Papad. Almost all kinds of fruits can be used for preparing chutneys. However, some of the usual ones are:

  • Tomato and dates chutney

                   or,

  • Raw mango chutney

                   or,

  • Plastic chutney (raw papaya chutney)

                   or,

  • Amshotto (dried ripened mango) chutney

or,

  • Pineapple Chutney

or,

  • Chaalta Chutney (elephant apple chutney)

Mishti

Rosogolla- bengali wedding menu

Bengalis are often ‘Maach, Mishti & More…’ that is because maach and mishti are integral pillars of a Bengali’s existence. And for a Bengali mishti can never be too much, especially for any event. If it is wedding in Kolkata, there are too many options available. Here are some of the dessert options that must be present in a bengali wedding menu.

  • Roshogolla: Don’t dare to agitate a bong by saying anything against roshogolla. It is never a cliche, rather a symbol of happy occasions.
  • Kheer Kodom: An equally traditional Bengali sweet with a tiny milk cake at the centre.

or,

  • Kacha Golla: If you are not in favour of too much sweet, Kacha Golla would surely be your choice. A soft, creamy sweet without overbearing your taste buds.

or

  • Mishti Doi: Never. I repeat Never compromise on mishti doi for your wedding. Because you simply can’t.

Apart from traditional food items, Bengali wedding menu also have some innovation in their wedding menu for a little twist.

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Fusion Bengali Wedding Menu

fusion food- bengali wedding menu

Starters:

Vegetarian:

  • Mushrooms on skewers, cherry tomatoes, and grilled broccoli.

or,

  • Roasted baby potatoes.
  • Fried baby corns.

or,

  • Paalak Chaat.

Non-Veg options:

  • Chicken nuggets

                           or,

  • Shrimps salt & pepper
  • Mini Pizzas

                           or,

  • Tomato Bruschetta

Main Course:

  • Fresh garden salad with olive oil dressing

                          or,

  • Chicken and Cream Salad
  • Spaghetti or Fusion Pasta

or,

  • Meatballs in tomato gravy
  • Baked fish with lemon sauce

or,

  • Grilled Fish

Fusion desserts:

fusion dessert- bengali wedding menu

  • Ice cream with berries & nuts
  • Baked Roshogolla
  • Fruits tarts

or,

  • Mango Dahi or Mango Yoghurt
  • Chhanar Jilipi

or,

  • Blueberry topped on Rabri
  • Fruit & cream dessert with chocolate syrup

or,

  • Nolen Gur Ice Cream

Your Bengali wedding menu can go way too creative. Have a talk to your caterer and opt for tasting your choice before finalizing. Check their social media handles for reviews and consult them for integrating fresh and classic food options into the menu.

Sample Bengali Wedding Menus with prices

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Bengali Wedding Menu: Rs. 449/-

Starters: 

  • Assorted  Soft drinks
  • Cafe Latte/ Masala Chai
  • Crispy Chilli Baby Corn/ Paneer Soti Boti
  • Chicken Pakora/ Chicken Titbits (with dips)

Main Course:

  • Green Peas Kachori/Luchi
  • Masala Aloo Dum/Cholar Dal
  • Fish Fry/ Fish Batter Fry/ Fish Orly:: Corn Cutlet/Paneer Pasinda/ Veg Cutlet
  • Green Salad & Dips
  • Basmati Rice
  • Peas Pulao/ Shahi Pulao/ Jeera Rice
  • Chicken Masala/ Chicken Kasha/ Murgh Lababdar:: Mixed Veg/ Navaratan Korma/ Paneer Butter Masala

Desserts:

  • Seasonal Fruit Chutney/ Dry Fruit Chutney
  • Papad
  • Sandesh/ Hot Gulab Jamun/ Rasogolla
  • Paas-paas

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Bengali Wedding Menu: Rs. 499/-

Starters:

  • Assorted  Soft drinks
  • Cafe Latte/ Masala Chai
  • Paneer Soti Boti/ Crispy Chilli Baby Corn/ Veg Croquette/ Cheese Pakora
  • Fish Pakora/ Dry Chilli Chicken/ Chicken Pakora/ Chicken Titbits (with dips)

Main Course:

  • Green Peas Kachori/ Baby Naan
  • Navratan Korma/ Masala Aloo Dum
  • Fish Fry/ Fish Batter Fry/ Fish Orly:: Corn Cutlet/ Paneer Pasinda/ Veg Cutlet
  • Green Salad/ Russian Salad
  • Peas Pulao/ Shahi Pulao/ Jeera Rice
  • Chicken Masala/ Chicken Kasha/ Murgh Lababdar:: Mixed Veg/ Navratan Korma/ Paneer Butter Masala
  • Katla Kalia/ Dahi Rui:: Potoler Dolma/ Kadai Paneer

Desserts

  • Seasonal Fruit Chutney/ Dry Fruit Chutney
  • Papad
  • Sandesh/ Hot Gulab Jamun/ Rasogolla
  • Paas-Pass

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Bengali Wedding Menu: Rs. 549/-

Starters: 

  • Assorted  Soft drinks
  • Cafe Latte/ Masala Chai/ Elaichi Chai
  • Strawberry Blossom/ Mango Blossom/ Kiwi Blossom
  • Chicken Reshmi Kebab/ Chicken Hariyali Kebab/ Chicken Tikka Kebab
  • Paneer Shashlik/ Paneer Soti Boti/ Paneer Tandoori

Main Course:

  • Green Peas Kachori/ Baby Naan/ Baby Butter Naan
  • Dal Maharani/ Dal Makhani/ Afghani Chana Mix
  • Fish Orly/ Fish Fry/ Fish Batter Fry:: Veg Cutlet/ Corn Cutlet/Paneer Pasinda
  • Green Salad
  • Shahi Pulao/ Peas Pulao/ Jeera Rice
  • Mutton Masala/ Mutton Rogan Josh/ Mutton Kasha:: Mixed Veg/ Malai Kofta/ Paneer Butter Masala

Dessert

  • Seasonal Fruit Chutney/ Dry Fruit Chutney
  • Roasted Papads/ Masala Papads
  • Hot Gulab Jamun/ Sandesh/ Rasogolla
  • Ice Cream with toppings
  • Paan counter

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Bengali Wedding Menu: Rs. 849/-

Starters:

  • Live Mocktail Counter
  • Coffee/ Elaichi tea/ Masala Tea/ Keasriya Tea
  • Noodle Soup/ Macaroni Soup/ Manchow Soup (Veg/ Chicken)
  • International Salad Bar (10 types)
  • Chicken Fritters/ Chicken Titbits (with dips)
  • Paneer Dumplings with coriander sauce/ Veg Croquette
  • Fish Croquette with tartar dip/ Roasted Chilli Fish/ Fish in Teriyaki Sauce

Main Course:

  • Masala Kulcha/ Baby Butter Naan/ Tawa Laccha Paratha
  • Dal Makhani/ Afghani Chana Mix
  • Navratan Korma/ Kadai Paneer
  • Fish Amritsari/ Bhetki Paturi/ Fish Munia/ Baby Fish Kabiraji:: Paneer Pasinda/ Veg Cutlet
  • Mixed Pulao
  • Fried Fish in Masala Gravy:: Veg Makkhanwala/ Kadai Paneer
  • Mutton Biryani/ Chicken Biryani:: Veg Biryani
  • Mutton- Murgh Lababdar/ Chicken Chap/ Chicken Kasha:: Chanar Dalna/ Malai Kofta

Desserts 

  • Seasonal Fruit Chutney/ Dry Fruit Chutney
  • Papad
  • Hot Gulab Jamun/ Sandesh/ Rasogolla
  • Makha Sandesh with flavoured honey/ Jalebi with kheer/ Malai Firni- Live
  • Fried ice-cream parlour/ Malai Kulfi/ Tutti Frutti Ice Cream/ Baked Rasogolla
  • Paan Counter

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Bengali Wedding Menu: Rs. 1299/-

Starters:

  • Live Mocktail Counter
  • Coffee/ Masala Chai/ Elaichi Chai
  • Indian Chat Counter (4 varieties)
  • Exotic Soup/ Macaroni Soup/ Noodle Soup/ Egg Drop Soup (Veg/ Non-Veg)
  • Oriental Counter (Hakka Noodles, Veg Manchurian, Chicken in Garlic Sauce/ Chilli Sauce/ Schezwan Sauce)- Live
  • Chicken Reshmi Kebab / Chicken Hariyali Kebab
  • Chicken Tikka Kebab/ Chicken Malai Kebab:: Paneer Soti Boti/ Paneer Shashlik/ Paneer Tandoori

Main Course:

  • Masala Kulcha/ Fried Masala Kulcha/ Baby Butter  Naan/ Tawa Laccha Paratha
  • Dal Makhani/ Afghani Chana Mix
  • Aloo Methi Corn/ Malai Kofta/ Masala Aloo Dum/ Navratan Korma
  • Bhetki Paturi/ Grilled Fish:: Paneer Pasinda/ Veg Cutlet
  • Basmati Rice
  • Daab Chingri/ Palak Chingri/ Chingri Malaicurry :: Potoler Dorma/ Chanar Dalna
  • Fried fish in masala gravy:: Palak Paneer/ Kadai Paneer/ Navratan Korma
  • Chicken- Mutton Biryani / Yakhni Pulao:: Veg Pulao/ Veg Biryani/ Maharani Pulao
  • Murgh Lababdar/ Chicken Kasha:: Mixed Veg/ Kadi Pakodi

Desserts

  • Cucumber Raita/ Pineapple Raita
  • Seasonal Fruit Chutney/ Dry Fruit Chutney
  • Assorted Papads/ Masala Papads/ Prawn Chips/ French Fries
  • Makha Sandesh with flavored honey/ Jalebi with Kheer/ Malai Phirni- Live
  • Hot Gulab Jamuna/ Sandesh/ Rasogolla/ Kalakand
  • Paan counter

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Well, these were just a few sample menu, you can take ideas from them and curate your own for your baby’s annaprasan.

 

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