Tandoor Chef Indian Culture and Community
Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer
Spinach and homemade-style cheese simmered and sautéed in an enticing, savory sauce.

Tandoor Chef Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani
Spiced, boneless chicken prepared with Basmati rice and garnished with sautèed onions.

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala
with Cumin Infused Basmati Rice

Boneless chicken breast marinated, roasted and simmered in a robust, creamy sauce.

Chicken Tandoori with Spinach

Chicken Tandoori with Spinach
Marinated and tandoori roasted chicken breast in creamy spinach.

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What to expect from an Indian Wedding.  

  1. Everyone is invited. Indian weddings generally have no less than 300 people! Be ready for a huge celebration with friends and family you may have never met!

  2. You will notice the extravagant gifts. The bride’s family usually gives multiple sets of gold jewelry and don’t be surprised if the bride and groom leave in a new car as a wedding gift!

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  4. Clear your schedule. Indian weddings are typically a 3-day celebration and you won’t want to miss a second of it!

  5. Henna parties. A mehndi party, which is a hand-decorating event, is for the bride and other females attending the wedding. In the Indian culture, it is said that the deeper and richer the colors of the henna, the stronger the love the groom has for the bride!

  6. Wardrobe changes are important. Plan on wearing different outfits for each day of the celebration; but you’ll also see that guests change outfits for each event of the wedding. It can be a lot of work!

  7. The marriage ceremony is elaborate. Indian wedding ceremonies can last 2 hours because of the beautiful and meaningful process behind the bride and groom joining as one. Be prepared to pay attention, and use the restroom before sitting down!

  8. Someone will steal the groom's shoes. There is a very competitive game between the bride and groom’s families. The bride’s family and guests will try to steal his shoes, while the groom’s guests do whatever possible to protect the coveted slippers.

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  10. Food galore! Indian weddings usually have endless amounts of delicious foods set up buffet-style. This makes for plenty of options, but because there are so many people the line can be very long. Make a strategy of when to get food so you don’t have to stand in line too long.

  11. You might get set up. If you're single, you will most likely hear, "You're next in line!" - followed by a lot of opportunities from guests introducing you to people or setting up meetings.

  12. Dance the night away! Indian weddings are known for their amazing dance floor celebrations. From the lights, to the music, to the colorful outfits, you can’t help but feel festive and boogie with the wedding party.

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