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15 Must-have South Indian Delicacies to Include in Your Wedding Menu

India is a country with many diversities, languages, and religions. Still greater is the diversity of the food that India has to offer. Indian food consists of various regional delicacies. One such regional delicacy is South Indian food. This might surprise you but South Indian weddings aren’t complete without lunch being served on the raw banana leaf also known as ‘Thalai Vazhai Ilai.’ When it comes to South Indian delicacies, there are too many to count and you just can’t get over the taste once you try the lip-smacking South Indian Cuisine.


Here, we are listing down the top 10 dishes that you must include in your South Indian wedding delicacies:



It is impossible to imagine a South Indian food as well as South Indian wedding without rice. The famous lemon rice will make your guests instantly drool over the taste and will make for a perfect menu.

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If you love tangy and spicy food, sambar will become your favorite right after the first bite. Prepared using a wide-variety of spices and vegetables, this dish is not just healthy but satiates your taste bud in true sense.

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An authentic South Indian dish from Kerala, Aviyal is a spicy thick mixture of 13 vegetables and is one such dish that was recommended by the Sitha Rishis of Western Ghats as well. Rich in nutrients, it is one of the most preferred dishes to add to the South Indian wedding menu.

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Coconut based curries are quite common in South India and can be served along with steamed rice and a dollop of ghee. The combination of spices includes cayenne, cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, coriander offers an authentic and complex flavor.

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A dish from Karnataka, Bisibelabath is a dish mainly from Karnataka and is a hot favorite among locals. Though the dish is quite similar to sambar rice in taste, the only difference is that it gets served mixed with rice.

Vegetable Biryani

Made using a lot of veggies, it is a quick and easy to prepare meal that you can make for a lunch or dinner. The beauty of this dish is that each region has its own recipe and style of cooking biryani.


It is one of the most commonly used side dishes, Poriyal is known for its rich flavor and exotic taste. The dish goes well with both Bisibelabath and sambhar rice. Some of the most common varieties of poriyal include lady’s finger poriyal, beans poriyal, and carrot poriyal, etc. 

Vaththa Kozambhu

The hot and tangy taste of this South Indian dish is all you need to serve your guests with flavor-rich food. This dish when mixed with rice makes for a wonderful combination and a perfect dish to add to your wedding menu.


Another interesting side dish to serve your guests with, these crispy Appalam will leave your guests mesmerized with its taste and is ideal for your wedding lunch menu.


Can you imagine a wedding without sweets? Any wedding menu would be incomplete without adding a wide variety of sweets to it. From laddoos, Gulab Jamun, Badhushah to Jangiris, there is a wide range of sweets available to serve your guests with.


Known for its hot and tangy taste, Kootu made using vegetables and dal is another amazing South Indian cuisine that you must try. Mix it with rice to enjoy the tempting flavors.

More Milagai

This dish might surprise you as it contains only dried chilies, which are fried until it turns golden brown. This dish is easy to cook and can be served with curd rice for the best taste.


The South Indian dish that doesn’t only taste well but also does wonders for your digestion is another popular dish that you must have on your South Indian wedding menu.

Thayir Pachadi

A dish prepared using curd and vegetables like tomatoes, onion, and carrots; Thayir Pachadi is all you need to serve your guests with lip-smacking flavors straight from South India.


Sweet in taste, Payasam is a semi-liquid dish that is made using vermicelli or dhal.

So, if you are planning your South Indian Wedding, don’t forget to include these authentic dishes to your menu to make your guests enjoy the amazing South Indian delicacies. You can also create your own wedding menu by visiting Get Your Menu. Just add the delicacies you want on your wedding menu, confirm and checkout to book.


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