India: Christian Matrimonial Food by Region2 min read
Irrespective of your religion, most lovers of non-vegetarian food look forward to a Christian wedding function. The sheer variety of exotic food items in the event can be a joyful experience for a food lover. The food served in the event differs according to regions. For example, the menu in a Goan Christian wedding function will be slightly different from a wedding in Mangalore. Let’s look at some of the common delicacies by region.
Starters: Apart from regular starters like Hara Bhara Kabab and Chicken Lollypop, a Goan Christian wedding function will have starters like Golden Fried Prawns, Fish Fry, and other sea food delicacies.
Main course: A wedding in Goa is incomplete without cashew nuts, fish, prawns and chicken. Some authentic Goan delicacies served in the main course include Cashewnut Xactutti, a local item named Vallachi Bhaji, and Prawns Balchao. Within seafood, some popular wedding dishes in Goa include Blasted Squid, King Fish Fry, and Squid Chilly.
Regular stuff: Apart from local cuisine, a Goan Christian wedding function will have all the regular stuff. For example, main course will include Mushroom Masala, Palak Paneer, Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Kolhapuri, etc. Sweets will include Ice Cream, Fruit Jelly, and Shahi Tukda. In some weddings, you will also get Chinese items like Noodles or Fried Rice.
Beef & Pork: In Kerala Christian weddings, you will find lot of beef items like Chilly Beef, Beef Stew, and Beef Roast. Common pork items include Pork Roast, Chilly Pork, and Pork Pepper Fry.
Authentic local cuisine: In Kerala, you will also find many local starters like Paratha, Idiappam, Appam and Pathiri. Local main course includes Kerala Boiled Rice, Beef Coconut Fry, Kozhuva Fry (a type of fish), Fish Moley, Chicken Khoruma, and Duck Roast.
Regular stuff: Along with the local stuff, you will also get common Indian variety like Aloo Mutter, Green Peas Masala, Tandoori Chicken, and Veg/Chicken Biryani. Sweets will include Coconut ‘Souffle’ and Biscuit Pudding among others.
Local delicacies: In a Mangalorean Christian wedding function, you will find various items that have a Portuguese touch to it. Some famous fare include Dukra Maas and Sorpotel, both made of pork.
Typically you will find a lot of rice stuff such as bhakri or appam and beaten rice known as Pou. You will also find a lot of fish in the menu, including both curry and fry. A popular local dish is Meet Mirsang or fish made with a paste of salt and chilli. The menu will also include clams and prawns. And, finally, almost all Mangalorean weddings have the sweet wedding style pulav, which is served with a chutney.
Regular stuff: You will also find several regular stuff, both veg and non-veg, along with the usual biryanis and desserts.
These are some examples of dishes served in a Christian matrimony. Irrespective of the region, all Christian events are a delight for fans of non-vegetarian food and can leave them with happy memories for many days.