The big fat south Indian wedding fiesta

Decode the variety of classic staples that you can relish when you visit a wedding from the Southern states next.

Author: Alice | Updated: April 7, 2016 1:03 IST

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Where there are Indian weddings, you can be sure there will be song, dance and food - and lots of it. With infinite culinary traditions and options, it won’t be a hyperbole to say that most of the people attend weddings for the food. Apart from the quintessential glint of Kanjeevarams and gold bijou, weddings in South India have an effervescent affair with food be it Kerala’s Sadya or the elaborate Tamilian wedding feast- Sappadu.

Decode the variety of classic staples that you can relish when you visit a wedding from the Southern states next .

Kannada Tales


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The wedding might not be a resplendent fair amongst the Kannada diaspora but the wedding feast is by no means simple. Some typical dishes in a Kannada marriage menu include Bisi bele bath, Jolada rotti, Chapati, Ragi roti, Akki roti, Saaru rasam, Idli-vada Sambar, Vangi Bath, Khara Bath, Kesari Bath, Ragi mudde  and Uppittu.

Among sweets, Mysore Pak, Holige, Pedha and Chiroti are well known. Although the ingredients differ from one region to another, a typical Kannadiga oota (Kannadiga meal) includes the following dishes in the order specified and is served on a banana leaf: Uppu (salt), Kosambari, Pickle, Palya, Gojju, Raita, Dessert, Thovve, Chitranna, Rice and Ghee.

Do it the Kerala style!

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If you spend too much time fussing over your attire, you just might miss the ceremony! Malyalee weddings are a simple affair but Sadhya is grander than the feast of Shiraz.


The typical Kerala wedding menu or Sadhya consists of Rice, Sambar, Rasam, Moru, Kalan, Pappadam, Olan, Aviyal (mix vegetable gravy dish with a curd base), Koottu curry, pachadi ,Thoran, Puliyinchi, Pickle, Ney Parippu, Varavu, Palada and Payasam. 

From the Iyer land


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For a traditional Kalayan Sappadu- Sarkarai Pongal, Thakkali Thair Pachidi / Sweet Pachidi, Avarakkai Coconut Curry, Vazhakkai Podimass, Pooshanikkai or Chowchow Kootu, Karuvepillai Sadam,Medu Vadai, Chennai Chips, Paruppu, Nei, Sadam, Appalam, Manga Oorugai, Mysorepak, Vendaikai Kudamilagai Sambar, Elumichai Rasam,Thayir or Gettimore Vetrilaipakku.


There is a lot more than this to the South Indian wedding food odyssey. Tell us about the wedding feast from your region in the comments below!

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  • L.krishnamoorthy
    I am a bloody Iyer from hardcore Tamilnadu though living now in Kerala where too we have taken our culture. Nobody makes 'Sarkarai pongal for a wedding feast. it is only' payasam ', a sweet thick liquid of various tastes . It may be of one ingredient or more than one depending upon the strength of the purse of the family doing the wedding.the caterers seem to be confused.

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