We have beautiful marriages and rituals in different states of India. Each state is known for its diversity of lifestyle, food, clothing and customs. Just like other states, Himachal Pradesh is famous for its picturesque surroundings in the Northern area of India. This beautiful state is filled with greenery, some unimaginable views and colourful festivals!
While we talk about weddings, every wedding has a speciality. In the Himachali weddings, there are such unique specialities which will make you excited to visit a Himachali wedding soon! The most important and interesting aspect of a Himachali weddingis its menu. The Unmatchable Speciality of Himachali wedding
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The wedding lunch which is served in Himachali weddings is known as ‘Dham’. This lunch is served when the wedding ceremony is finished and all the customs are fulfilled. This is a traditional dish which is the speciality of this beautiful northern state of India.
The interesting thing about Dham is that it is cooked by special women called ‘botis’. The botis are the Brahmans residing in Himachal Pradesh since long and are hereditary chefs. The reason behind choosing the botis is that they are well experienced in this art of cooking and prepare the dishes with the traditional taste and uniqueness.
The preparations for Dham lunch start the night before the wedding. The Dham is traditionally cooked in Brass vessels. Also, the food is served in leaf plates which are also known as ‘pattlu’ in a local language.
This is a full meal lunch which comprises of Daal, rice and vegetable curry. The cooked rice gives an amazing aroma and mouth-watering taste. The Daals are fried and made tastier with a mixture of highly aromatic spices. The curry is also made with spicy ingredients. The ‘Rajma’ or red kidney beans with ‘Chole’ chickpeas are cooked with yoghurt and different spices which tastes simply heavenly.
The taste of this curry is enhanced with the sweet flavours of jaggery and some interesting spices. Also, a dish called ‘Meetha Bhatt’ (sweet rice) is served as a dessert at the end of the lunch. The first dish to be served is rice, which is followed by Daal and curry. The dessert called Meetha bhatt or Kheer is served at the end.
This is a very delicious meal served not only during weddings but also during birthday parties, events and functions in Himachal Pradesh. This is a very popular speciality of Himachal Pradesh which people love!
This is one of the most popular specialities of the Himachali weddings. One of the main attractions of weddings is the food and when the lunch is Dham, it simply gets more special! The tasty and mouth-watering combination of dishes makes the wedding even more memorable and fun-filled! The wedding menu is an unforgettable experience for the visitors which gets special with Dham!