Hyderabadi Valima Dishes & Valima Dinner Menu Ideas:
Host a great Shadi / Valima Dinner with these classic Hyderabadi wedding Dishes.
Hyderabadi Muslim Weddings are known for their sumptuous food. From Succulent Kababs to Rich Desserts, the lavish spread of food on the tables is a delight to the eyes. But when it comes to deciding the menu, it becomes overwhelming as to what should be served so that the guests like it fully and at the same time your catering budget is still within your means. If you are here for the same reason, you are in the right place.
Browse the following packages which Elite Caterers has prepared for clients with different budget options.
Note: Elite’s Prices are established based on the supreme quality of ingredients from reputed vendors & high working standards, hence you may find it higher when you compare it with “Budget Caterers”, however, our rates are apt & most competitive when compared with top caterers in Hyderabad. Kindly also note, we do not offer any tasting sessions.
You can also view the Season’s top 6 menus for Hyderabadi Weddings from our recent orders. We are sure, your guests’ will love these items in your Valima Dinner.
Go to “Hyderabadi Shadi & Valima Menu” (Season’s Top 6 Menus) or If you are looking for Walima Catering Services with customised Menu, call us to discuss your requirement. Our Catering Consultant will help you design the Best Menu for your Shadi / Valima function.
Elite Menu Packages/ Menu Ideas with different budget options.
Ideas for hosting successful wedding event.
Definition of a successful wedding: A wedding’s success is determined not by the Host but by Guests. How? It is the guests who make such topics talk of the town in both ways. For you your attire, wedding venue, its decor, Photoshoot etc is what matters as your wedding is your personal affair, as you are creating memorable moments which you can cherish for life time. However, for your guests, your special moments do not matter much as it matters to you, they are more concerned with what is there for them in your wedding. Ask yourself what do you expect from a wedding you are invited to, its obvious “Great FOOD” – the dining experience you get at a dinner table is what matters to you.
Having said that when hosting an event you should think from a guest’s perspective. By this it will become easier for you to decide on the option that will satisfy your guests’ palates which leads to blessing for you in your function.
Thus it will become a successful wedding as hundreds of tummies you have fed will leave the function hall blessing you.
In the following lines we are sharing few ideas that will help you make your shadi / Valima a success.
First, decide on what type of wedding reception you intend to host, then workout the probable budget for your Valima Dinner. You have to clearly communicate to your Caterer about the plan and your Budget.
When it comes to Catering Hyderabad City, you can find some of the best caterers in Hyderabad like Elite Caterers who have been offering best walima catering services and catering for all types of Weddings.
Dealing with such professional caterers will ensure you are thoroughly guided for the catering options available to you.
From regular starters to special main course, your caterer can work on the wedding food menu like selection of seasonal items, presentation specifics and service while keeping your budget into consideration.
You know you’re dealing with the best wedding caterer when they sit-down with you, carefully listen to your requirements and suggest you with option that best meet your needs and budget. (Also read “top tips for choosing a caterer“)
2. Welcome Drinks and Snacks:
Considering the late night weddings’ culture in Hyderabad, you should include Welcome drinks & Snacks in your Hyderabadi wedding Menu.
Your guests will be hungry when they arrive, so setting out some appetizers like Sumptuous Kababs, Spring Rolls will satisfy your guests till the time they’re served with dinner. Also having the these Kababs & Welcome Drinks as a live counter will delight your guests’ palate.
You can also sizzle up your wedding reception with a live counter of Kebabs. Live station catering will let your guests have a wonderful experience of seeing kebabs being char-grilled in front of their eyes being served piping hot. You may also consider having the lip-smacking Indian street food in the live counters like Papdi Chaat or the Pani Puri.
With these amazing treats your Guests will truly remember your wedding for years to come.
Elite’s Suggestion: We however suggest one should change this trend of serving late night, because firstly it is unhealthy to eat dinner that late. Secondly, your guests’ list include elderly and some may even be diabetic, so try to serve on time a mentioned in the invitation – (also convey the same to your Caterer)
3. Royal Spread Of Salads:
Salads are considered as a window to a whole wedding reception meal, serving salads in a seated style or having separate salad bar coupled with Appetizer bar is a great option, the delicious spread of Salads & Appetizers will leave your guests wondering what’s coming up next in the main course.
Corn Salad: not just beautifully colorful but corn salad is a healthy accompaniment to the main course. This has been quite a hit among our Hyderabadi Clients at weddings.
Garden Fresh Green Salad: a mix of onions, lemons, cucumber, radish, and beetroot makes it a healthy option which you shouldn’t miss serving at your valima dinner.
Mexican & Russian salad are a great addition to your dinner menu. With their rich combination of flavors, these salads will magically make your guests fall in love with the veggies.
4. Platters & Sizzlers:
Platters & Sizzlers are must-have items in a wedding reception, especially when the wedding is at night and you are hosting a dinner reception, these appetizers marks a perfect beginning of the feast.
From Murgh Sunehri Kabab in poultry or Gosht Gazab ki Boti in meat to Ajwaini Fish from the sea-food, we bet these appetizers will be crowd pleasing. (Note, all Mutton items like Pathar ka Gosht, kababs etc are expensive Items)
Sizzlers: Sizzlers are a definite crowd-pleaser. Universally loved catering staple, Sizzlers makes a great addition to any Walima dinner menu.
Elite Caterers offering of irresistible appetizers & sizzlers is sure to impress one and all at your Valima Dinner. We’ve got plenty of delicious Appetizer options to choose, contact our catering consultant to design your menu.
5. Shahi Delicacies (Soups & Haleem):
What can be better other than hot soups or stews at reception menu in the chilling winter evenings?. There is nothing soothing than a bowl of soup which your guests would love to return to again and again. Gosht / Paya Nahari or malai Paya or Marag are great add-ons to your wedding.
However, the most preferred in a typical Hyderabadi Muslim wedding / Valima dinner menu is Gosht ka Marag served with varieties of Naan. If you truly want to relish the taste of Marag, it should be served with Ajmeri Naan without which this classic dish will seem incomplete. wedding.
Haleem – Most popular stew among Hyderabadi crowd, is a crowd-pleaser. Slow cooked with Aslee Ghee on fire, this meat & Lentil dish is very high on flavor. At Elite Caterers, we use Pure Telangana Potla and premium quality of ingredients, which makes this delicacy a divine treat for the food lovers.
Gravies in Hyderabadi Walima Dinner menu are an inevitable item. Served with choice of Indian bread, these traditional gravies from Mughlai Cuisine or our own Hyderabadi cuisine slow-cooked on firewood gives a subtle taste and Soul warming aroma of fresh spices makes these gravies an absolute must-have.
Murgh Achari, Dum Ka chicken (Dum Murgh), Bhuna Gosht are a top favorite among the Hyderabadi food lovers. You can also switch over to Mutton Rogan Josh, and Schezwan Chicken or Apollo Chicken. These classic dishes from Elite Caterers are absolutely soul-filling.
What sets apart Elite Caterers’ gravies from the rest is that we use ONLY supreme quality ingredients and finest quality of meat and chicken from the most reputed vendors of Hyderabad & Secunderabad.
7. Indian Breads:
When it comes to breads, Indians leaves the world behind. From Rumali Roti to puff Paratha, Plain naan to Butter naan, one can have whole lot of options in the breads.
Most preferred types of bread in hyderabadi Walima Dinner / Wedding Menu are Rumali Roti, Dil Naan, Butter Naan, Ajmeri Kulcha and Laccha / Warqi Parath.
1. Rumali Roti for Gravies
2. Naan for Nahari or Marag
Biryani is undoubtedly the star at any Hyderabadi wedding. The craze of biryani is such that even overseas it is a must-have item in any desi-wedding.
A delight for the soul of a food lover, Hyderabadi biryani has been the winner of hearts for ages. Elite caterers proudly boast that their biryanis are the signature dish.
Rich in flavours Elite’s Zafrani Biryani has an enticing taste that your guests will crave more (Elite’s Biryani will be the Crown King of your Valima Dinner Table).
If you want your guests to fall in love with the food and their taste buds to bless you after every morsel, you ought to include Zafrani Biryani from Elite Caterers in your Valima Dinner / Hyderabadi Wedding Menu.
This lip-smacking Biryani from Elite Caterers is served with rich Dahi ki chutney and Zaiqedar 3 in 1 Mirchi, Baigan & Tomate ka Salaan that will take the taste to another level.
The end of a great wedding feast requires a great dessert, No matter how full your guests are after having the gala treat, they will find a way to smack their lips with delicious desserts.
Sunrise Pudding, Cream Fruit, Lychee Cream & Kashmiri Rabdi are some of the greatest hits in Hyderabadi valima dinner menu.
Serving any of these desserts will definitely give a pleasurable taste to one and all.
Your guests are sure to leave the dining hall highly satiated.
1. Sunrise Pudding
2. Kashmiri Rabdi
Live food stations have become quite popular attractions in weddings these days. A definite crowd pleaser – having live food and drinks stall at weddings will bring cheer to the wedding itself and give a lavish wedding feel.
Consider serving appetizers in the live counter in your dinner menu. Barbecued Fish to chicken charcoal – everything being cooked in front of eyes with smoky atmosphere will be a great hit in your wedding.
While the kebabs are on the charcoal, your guests can turn around to Indian street food stall for tantalizing chaats. Panipuri to cocktail kachori, Mini samosas to bhelpuri and fruit chaats are the favorites of people of all ages. If your guests are fan of the south Indian food, you must have to have a dedicated Live Dosas Counter / Stall.
Cut Fruit stall and Mocktail counter during summers is a great fit in your wedding reception. While a dedicated stall for assorted teas for tea lovers esp. during evenings will be soul warming.
And in fun station for kids and adults you can consider having stalls for Popcorn, Sugar candy, Twist Potato, chocolate fountain, Fire Paan and the list goes on.
Live Ice Cream Counter: There is a great demand for Turkish Ice Cream and Stone Ice Creams, why not have it served as Live Counters in your wedding, this will definitely add value to your wedding as part of the feast. CAUTION : This is a little pricey. if your budget permits you should definitely consider this.
Having a Paan after meals is a traditional affair in Hyderabad Weddings. Paan has a huge fan following in Hyderabad among all age groups.
Different varieties of Paan can be served like Iced Paan or Fire Paan.
You can even consider having a live counter for Fire Paan. Your guests will enjoy as they take Paan in their mouths with the flames.
Reviews from Elite’s Clients:
I had the best experience with ELITE Caterers. They lived up to their reputation & my expectations. I booked them for my wedding, being an Overseas Citizen I had few connections in Hyderabad and was not sure where to go for an excellent service, food, and taste at reasonable prices. Elite Caterers took that burden off my plate as I had a lot of preparations to do. The guests loved the taste, and the presentation of the food was more than presentable & satisfactory. I’d like to take this moment to give 5 stars for being very friendly & for giving an excellent service. Thanks.