Menu ideas for a typical Telugu Wedding

Indian wedding is famed for the colorful and lavish events. While the North-Indian weddings are replete with pomp and show, the South-Indian wedding celebrations are slightly from that genre. It’s very joyful but grandiose in general. However, the people spend enormously on gold and similar assets. Food happens to be an integral aspect of any celebration and Telugu Matrimony witnesses some of the best foods out there. While most the Hindu weddings have vegetarian meals, some people also include non-vegetarian meals at reception bashes.

 

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Telegu, the famous Dravidian language spoken mostly in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have some the best cuisines and cultural insignia that make their weddings so spectacular and worth remembering.

  • Starting with appetizers: Appetizers are that important food which you serve before the main course menu Telegu wedding cuisines entails a host of traditional appetizers alongside snacks from various other cuisines. There are separate counters or corners for appetizers. You can find both non-vegetarian and vegetarian foods in the list of appetizers. The food menu is complete without stuff like jahan pakodi, veg cutlet, hot kaza, lasala vada, lollypop, Artikaya bajji, mixed vada and mirchi bajji. You can also have kym balls, Andhra special Gari, Tamalapaku bajji and Vamu aaku bajji.
  • The main course meal: It generally entails roti (Indian bread), rice along with 4-5 types of tasty vegetarian dishes. There are two to three types of non-vegetarian dishes accompanying the first lot. Lentils or pappu (dal) are very common dish in Telugu Matrimony. Since it’s a coastal region, sea foods also rule the roost in the food menu of some families.
  • The vegetarian course: It includes food like makka roti, sajja roti, upudu pindi, sarva pindi, pesara pappu, kandi pappu, rassam, pachi pulusu, pappucharu, vepudu, Pappu koora, ooragaya and so on.
  • Non-vegetarian meals: Families that are open to non-vegetarian food prepare Kodi pulao, Talakaya Kura, endu Chapala Vankaya and the famous Hyderabadi mutton biriyani. The latter is a class apart and needs no introduction. You also have meals like Gongura Mamsam, Royyala Kura and Kodi Gudla Pulusu on the list. Mostly, Muslims and Christians present this wonderful non-vegetarian.
  • Come home to the desserts: Desserts and savories happen to be an integral part of the wedding culture of this region. Like any other wedding food, they are a must in the menu. You have a host of traditional sweets in the local cuisine. They are perennially and automatically in the menu. However, many people also prefer to have desserts from different other cuisines of the country. Talk about customization, this is your forte. You can seve Malai-kulfi with chakodi. How about it for a real fusion?
  • Know the names: Some of the best desserts and sweets to serve are Boondi laddu, Sunnundallu, Malai khaja, Gavvalu, Kobbari Lavuju, Chakkera pongali, Rava Laddu, Poornalu, Boondi, Vennappalu, Payasam, Pongali, Polellu or Bhakshalu and Tapeswaram Kaja. There are other extremely popular sweets like Palathalikalu, Undalu, Laskori, jeedilu, Pappuchekka and Ravva Kesari.

You can pick any three or four from the list and serve them according to your preference.

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5 Reasons to Avoid Finding a Life Partner on Facebook

The present age is the age of technology where everything can be found at the click of a button. Friends and relationships too are no exception. Long gone are the days when one needed to muster confidence in order to speak to someone and express themselves. The same can be done by making them a friend on ever popular websites like Facebook. Facebook as a site needs no introduction. Based in California, U.S.A., this site was launched by Mark Zukerberg in February 2004. Since then, it has grown to be the most popular social networking site worldwide. It is by far, the most raging phenomenon to have engulfed people of all age groups with its charm all across the world. It is an ideal platform to make new friends and get in contact with old ones.

Off late, a new trend has started going across the net, and that is people trying to find love and their soul mates on Facebook. This, however, is wrong in it’s very foundation only. While it cannot be denied that there are many success stories of finding true love on FB, there is also a possibility that you might end up in a trap. One often comes across stories of F love, where people had to pay for it dearly. While friendship is an acceptable norm, shadi is one thing that should never be pursued on facebook. Here we have 5 reasons as to why one should avoid finding a partner on facebook:

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  1. It is not a match-making site: before trying to find a match on FB, one needs to get this very clearly that facebook is a social networking site, not a matrimonial or dating one. Hence, it is designed in a way to meet and make friends, not life partners. Hence, using facebook as a match-making site is not a very good idea.
  2. It is not people specific: Unlike other match making sites, Facebook does not have a target customer base. All kinds of people from different parts of the world make profiles of facebook. It is not necessary that the relationship that you develop with a person on the other end is long lasting or a serious one, and can definitely leave you heart-broken later.
  3. Chances of getting dumped are high: As we all know that facebook does not work as a matrimonial or dating site. Hence, even if you think you have found your soul mate on the same, you can never be assured of a lifelong commitment. Chances are high that your beau is just considering you a casual fling and might end up dumping you later.
  4. Has no specific privacy settings: Unlike matrimonial sites, where you can keep you profile picture password protected, the profile pictures on Facebook are public by default. Hence, it can never match up to the privacy settings of match making sites.
  5. You can run into frauds: since making a profile o facebook is easy and needs less scrutiny, there maybe chances of frauds making fake accounts on it. Such people may exploit you emotionally as well as financially and dupe you later.

While there is nothing wrong in making new friends and interacting with new people, one needs to be very careful when it comes to making relations. May you find your loved one soon !

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Things One Should Never Tell His or Her Life Partner

Marriage is a lifelong commitment. Once married, you can never look back and repent the things you did in the past. No if’s and no but’s work once a married relationship starts turning sour. Many a times, we keep thinking that what wrong did we do to deserve all this? Well, the answer may not be that farfetched. It actually lies in where it all began, i.e., your courtship. Courtship is that magical and lovely time, when you bond with your would-be life partner after getting engaged. With the blessings of your parents by your side, you feel a stage of euphoria, where all seems red and rosy. Every time that you meet your would-be life partner, you feel on top of the world. There is an emotional connect between you, that can just  not be described in as many words. However, there are chances that one might get carried away with emotions and end up saying things, which may jeopardise your shadi and a happy married life that you both dream to lead. So to avoid any such situation, we have here a list of things that you should never tell your would-be life partner:

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  • Details of your past relationships: there is nothing wrong in telling your life partner about your past relationships, but only if they are comfortable with it. There is no point is discussing the past and divulging details of the same to your would-be, with whom you have decided to settle down and have a future. Moreover, never ever commit the mistake of comparing your present partner with your ex flame, as this will surely become a bone of contention between you two in the future.
  • Comparing families, especially parents: Everyone has a different set-up and different way of running a house. Do not ever make the mistake of comparing your family with that of your would be. Moreover, don’t discuss private family issues , just to keep the conversation going. Though the reaction for the same might not come up just then, it will very well impact your fiancé mentally and sow the seeds of unrest in his or her mind.
  • Talking finances all the time: though you both are meant to lead a life together, this certainly does not give you the licence to pressurise your fiancé financially. Never pressurise your fiancé into telling his or her financial details, if they are not telling you willingly. Moreover, don’t make your better half spend way too much on you so that he or she comes in a tight spot later.
  • Demean them in any way: if your fiancé gets you something or does something special for you, be gracious and appreciate their effort. Even if you are not too overwhelmed by their effort or dislike what they give you, be gracious enough to accept. There is no point in demeaning them for their effort as it will surely lead to sourness once you take the leap.

With these points in mind, you are sure to have a smooth future ahead. Make sure to remember that not all things are to be told if you want to have a happy life ahead. All the best!

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Things One Should Always Tell His or Her Life Partner

Nothing can match the feeling of being in love. A warm fuzzy assurance that surrounds you and ensures you that there is someone, who will always standby them no matter what. This feeling of being in love gets doubled the moment you get formally engaged to be married to your soul-mate. Every day and every night is spent dreaming of the happy married life and the future you are likely to lead with your fiancé. The late night conversations and the early morning sweet-nothings make your courtship period the best and the most memorable time before shadi. However, there are certain things, which may add more spice to your already sizzling relationship. So here we have a list of things that you should always tell your would-be life partner, which may set the very basis of your married life ahead:

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  • What they mean to you: make sure to tell your would-be life partner his or her importance in your life. Make sure to make them feel special by telling them how important a part they are of your life and how, your life would be boring if they were not a part of it. This sweet gesture will assure your partner from the beginning and will help form a strong base of your relationship.
  • Your expectation from the relationship: a good courtship period is a golden opportunity that you have at hand to know your would-be partner better and vice versa. Make sure to discuss with them the kind of expectations that you hold from your relationship. Make them know how the both of you, together, will take on life and things that come along with it, hand in hand.
  • Your career plans: While love may seem to be a solution to all your problems at this stage, the fact of the matter still remains that you need financial stability to lead a dream life with your partner. Since you would-be is going to spend the rest of his or her life with you, make sure to discuss your career plans with him or her. It will help you both to plan out your future in a better way.
  • Your family set-up: In India, one does not only marry an individual, but adopt his or her family as well. Hence, it is very important to tell your fiancé about your family set-up and the importance of your family to you before you get married. This will in turn prepare your partner to adapt and adjust easily to your family, which will be very beneficial in the long run.

Make sure to tell and discuss these given suggestions with your would-be life partner before taking the plunge. Though they might seem minor as of now, they will surely play a major role in shaping up your married life and future together. So make sure to talk your heart out to your partner before you plan to get married and spend the life together. All the best!

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Horoscope Matching and the Experiences it Creates

Any typical Indian wedding is marked by a number of traditions, rituals and practices, which makes it stand apart in every right. One such tradition or practice, which has been an integral part of our culture since time immortal is that of matching horoscopes or kundalis. Horoscope matching is an art of reading the star positioning present at the time of an individual’s birth, and matching it with that of his prospective bride. Based on the analysis made, the experts are able to predict whether the proposed match is a suitable one or not. While believing or not in this practice can be a debatable topic, there is no doubt that most people in India still get their horoscopes matched, before taking the big leap. So what is it that makes horoscope matching so popular, even in this age of science and technology? Well, the answer to the same would be curiosity to know the unknown and the experiences that come associated with this practice. Let us now try and analyse the kind of experiences that come tagged along with horoscope matching:

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  • Learning a new science: while many tend to disagree with this fact, but astrology is indeed a science of reading the positioning of various stars and planets. It had been devised by our age old taught sages, who took years to develop this form of science. If made properly, the horoscopes indeed have the capability of predicting one’s future. So when one goes ahead to get his or her kundali match, he or she learns various aspects about this science, which helps in enhancing their knowledge.
  • Becoming worldly wise: Most people are naïve before they reach the marriageable age. As horoscope matching comes across as the initial stage before giving a nod for the match, it becomes a learning experience for the couple in question. An individual comes across many people in form of experts and proposed matches while going ahead with kundali matching. While some people are genuine, others might not be so. This practical experience makes an individual a good judge of character, which in turn, makes him or her worldly wise.
  • Understanding human psychology: There is no better way to learn and understand human psychology, than the marriage arena. People tend to reveal their true selves and the kind of expectations that they hold from a relationship, during the kundali matching sessions. This helps individuals experience the human reactions and psychology like never before.
  • Finding a soul-mate: though horoscope matching is generally associated with arranged marriages, there is no doubt that more often than not, one ends up finding the perfect match for themselves during while matching horoscopes. Nothing can be better.
  • Mental peace and satisfaction: There is no doubting the fact that matching horoscopes can lead to mental peace and satisfaction. The very knowledge that you have found a person who is compatible with you as per your stars is enough to put you at peace and lay the foundation of a happy and strong marriage.

Horoscope matching has often led to a lot of success stories, where couples are leading a blissful life in holy matrimony. So go ahead, and find your match today!

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How to Set your New Home Within Budget

Every person has a dream of having a happily ever after kind of a fairytale life with the one you love and Shadi.com helps you choose the perfect life partner to live your dream of the fairytale life! To live in a place that you can call your own, your dream house, your home! An abode, where you lead a comfortable life with your beloved. However, setting up your dreamland with your beloved can be quite a task. One of the toughest challenges that most newly-wed couples face is to set up their new house. Not only is it physically tiring, it tends to take a toll on your finances as well. In such a case, there might be chances that you end up compromising on certain things, just to remain financially stable.  So, what if someone tells you, that it is possible to set-up your new house, your own way while saving money? an exciting prospect, isn’t it? So, we here have some handy tips for new couples, which will help them set up their new house, within budget:

 

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  • Prioritize your needs: First and foremost, sit down as a couple and collectively make a list of things that you need first and most importantly in your new house. Based on your collective decision only, start shopping.
  • Give your house a personal touch: rather than hiring professional help, it is better to give your house a personal touch. Paint your house in abstract patterns and decorate it with things that you have created personally with your own hands. This way, you will not only give your house an ethnic and personal touch but also end up saving money.
  • Shop online: Most things available online are cheaper in cost in comparison to the same things which are available in the market. Hence, online shopping for household items is highly recommended if you want to save money.
  • Shop for refurbished items: A refurbished item is a used thing, but it is certified for further use. You can buy these redone items to save money. However, before the purchase, make sure that the dealer is certified and not selling you a thing which looks good but is bad on the inside.
  • Bring in your old stuff: It is not necessary that a new house requires new things. Don’t hesitate in bringing in your old but good stuff that you were using before you got married. Not only will this save you money, it will also ensure you are comfortable with the things that you are using.
  • Purchase on EMI: It is best to buy expensive items, especially furniture, electronics etc. on EMI’s or easy monthly installments. This way, you can buy things of your choice and keep paying for it monthly in easy installments.

There is always a chance for a newly-wed couple to get carried away while making purchases for their new abode. However, it is advisable to be sensible while setting up your dream house. So, follow these given tips, and you are sure to fulfill your dream, that too within a set budget. All the best!

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Arranged Marriages with a Modern Touch! How to Make It Possible?

Trying to find love the old-school way? Don’t worry it is back in vogue but with a twist. Today’s generation has again reverted to the arranged marriage market as they do not have the time to find love, fall in love and finally get married. They are perfectly fine with the idea of letting the parents do the research work and presenting him with the best partner. However, they do not even want to meet their life partner at the altar for the first time like many of our parents did back in their hay days. We tell how you can tweak your arranged marriage with a modern day tadka.

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Meet your Mate – In today’s age of finding the perfect mate it is imperative for the boy and the girl to meet even if they are going the traditional way of arranged marriage. They should insist that they would like to get to know the person they are marrying before giving the final nod.

Compatibility Barometer – Though there is no foolproof guarantee about life long happiness even if two people are compatible but if you know each other’s likes and dislikes, it only helps understand the person better. Hence, it is important to talk and discuss your likes and dislikes before making any promises to marry.

Matrimonial Websites – Today the arranged marriage market works through the internet. Gone are the days of consulting a marriage bureau or looking for a match in the newspaper. In the age of high speed internet and smartphone, people want to get information instantly. Thus, online matrimonial websites like Shadi.com work extremely well. They have a whole database of interested people from the same community and income bracket. You can set your own filters and find the perfect match for you. Some good websites also have customer support 24/7 for any query related to your profile or otherwise. They have stringent verification processes as well so that no fraudulent cases are registered. It is one of the best platforms to find your life partner.

Bonding over a holiday – Usually it is seen in arranged marriages that the families of the bride and the groom are total strangers to each with very little connect. So it is imperative that the families along with the bride and the groom get to know each other before the wedding. You could plan a short holiday together to a place close by in the days nearing the wedding or have a destination wedding and ensure that at least the close family reaches much before the actual event. This way you can get to know one another and have some bonding. This is one way of creating bonhomie amongst the families which is quite evident during the wedding.

Marriages – arranged or love are a once in a lifetime occasions and it is important to make them memorable. You can use these tips and matrimonial websites to add a little modern touch to your arranged marriage and make it a smashing hit!