10 Rice for Caterers in Bengali Wedding


Kolkata Caterers undoubtedly keep their menu extremely updated with the changing trend. Whereas, the Caterers in Howrah try keeping this old school and tradition in it’s own way. But one thing remains constant on either of the menus, that is Rice. Not basic boiled rice, but a completely varied pallet of rice.

1. Fried Rice

Fried rice is basically cooked rice that has been stir-fried in a frying pan and is usually mixed with other ingredients such as eggs,vegetables,seafood or meat. Kolkata Caterers usually prefer putting up Chinese Noodles on the plate of starter than Fried Rice.

When it comes to weddings every banquet hall in Kolkata has this dish on their food menu. This is quite popular with the Caterers in Howrah.

2. Basanti Pulao

Basanti pulao or sweet yellow rice is a traditional bengali recipe made using gobindobhog rice, turmeric and saffron. This sweet rice is a delight to eat and is common with Kolkata Caterers. On the hand Caterers in Howrah prefer this as a lunch dish.

3. Paneer Pulao

Paneer pulao is a lip smacking main course meal which is made by roasting large paneer cubes in ghee and cooking them with rice. In order to make it spicy and flavorful, a lot of aromatic spices are infused. It is healthy, delicious and easy to make. The Caterers in Howrah keep this recipe for special menus, whereas the Kolkata Caterers serve this in Wedding dinner parties.

4. Gosht Pulao

Gosht pulao is a flavorful rice preparation where long grain basmati is cooked in a stock made with Mutton and infused with spices to make it flavorful.

5. Mutton/ Chicken Biryani

Mutton biryani is a biryani recipe that is packed with flavours of the caramelized onions and the spices. The mutton is cooked and then layered with half cooked basmati rice, caramelized onions, saffron milk and fresh mint leaves.

6. Vegetable Biryani

Vegetable biryani is an aromatic rice dish made by cooking basmati rice with mixed veggies, herbs and biryani spices. It is easier to make as the vegetables need no marination.

7. Steamed rice

This is the most basic form of rice dish. Boiled rice, but no added spices on the plate. Here, the trick is to cook good quality rice. Kolkata Caterers use good quality basmati rice or sometimes minicat too. Whereas, the Caterers in Howrah use basmati rice only.

8. Peas Pulao

Peas pulao is made with basmati rice, whole spices, herbs and green peas. The rice and green peas are first stir fried with onion, ginger, garlic, green chilli, cinnamon and cloves and steamed to perfection having each rice grain separated.

9. Jerra Rice

Jeera rice is a popular dish in North India and Pakistan as an everyday rice dish. The ingredients used are rice, cumin seeds, vegetable oil, onions and coriander leaves. A moderately low esteemed dish served by the kolkata Caterers. Caterers in Howrah serve Fish Kalia with this.

10. Shahi Pulao

This particular dish is acclaimed as Shahi Pulao, because of the caramelized onions, known as “barista” which has a really juicy and spicy fragrance. Caterers in Howrah prefer serving this item on their elite menu which consists of all sorts of mughlai delicacies. Whereas, Kolkata Caterers serve this on demand, and keep this as one of the options on the menu card.

Rice is something that completely blends into a plate of goodness. Neither Caterers in Howrah or Kolkata Caterers forget serving a rice dish into the menu. Every menu has to have at least one rice dish, which is suited with a vegetarian and a non-vegetarian dish.

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