Indian Wedding Catering in Sydney

Indian Wedding Catering in Sydney is one of the biggest business boomers for Indian Restaurants today. Because of Sydney’s dense Indian population and for other populations showing an increased demand for Indian food at their weddings, it is no wonder Indian Wedding Catering in Sydney has become far removed from just a few Indian hot plate meals served at home garden parties.

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Indian Wedding Catering in Sydney is always carried out in close consideration of the requirements of each dish’s storage conditions and at what temperature it should be served at to preserve its flavours and aromas for the entire duration of the event. Wedding dishes, in particular, are carefully selected to compliment each other’s tastes and to ensure they do not clash in terms of having two dishes that are too similar in taste or too spicy and having too many dry or wet dishes in one selection. This is absolutely crucial to ensure guests enjoy the food and come back for second or third serves.

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A lot of time, consideration, and planning is put forth towards Indian Wedding Catering in Sydney. Indian restaurants are sure to prioritise that both the financial and logistical are met from both the bride and groom’s side of the family, and so several meetings are conducted before the event to ensure gaps in communication don’t compromise on the quality of the food and the hospitality, so family members can enjoy the event with their loved ones in an organised stress free environment.

At Taj Indian Restuarant meticulously selected team of chefs, floor managers, accountants, and hospitality staff all come together to cultivate a catering experience specifically tailored to your event’s needs no matter how big or small the scale of the wedding may be. It is guaranteed that the standard Indian Wedding Catering in Sydney not only upholds but exceeds expectations of each guest and is continually thriving on excellence in hospitality.

Traditional Indian Food

Traditional Indian Food

From all parts of India are increasing in popularity in general, however, North Indian food and South Indian food are particularly popular in western Countries such as the United States, Canada, the UK, and Australia.

Taj Indian Restaurant is known for its Authentic Traditional flavours. Although manipulated versions of Traditional Indian food have been observed in the recent years in terms of how it is presented and the method of it’s serving and creation, the tastes, aromas, textures, and colours have been preserved for generations to keep it authentic and honour its cultural origins.

Traditional Indian Food has always been the preferred cuisine of choice for those who crave a lavish dining experience that is filling yet satisfies the taste palette. For those who have a preference for spicy food, South Indian food is ideal due to the abundant incorporation of various spices and herbs in their curries accompanied with fragrant rice and pickles. For those that desire a heavy meal and are not allured towards spice, North Indian food is the preferred choice due to the incorporation of decadent buttery tastes and creamy textures that go well with flatbreads of the North Indian variety.

Most Traditional Indian Food joints serve both North and South Indian varieties, however, if specific varieties in one of these areas are required there are restaurants which only serve food from these specific regions of India in both fine dining and fast food sectors.

Traditional Indian Food is always catered keeping in mind the requirements of each food’s storage conditions and at what temperature it should be served at to preserve its flavours and aromas for the entire duration of the event. Furthermore, the dishes are carefully selected to the compliment each other’s tastes and to ensure they do not clash in terms of having two dishes that are too similar in taste or too spicy and having too many dry or wet dishes in one selection. This is absolutely crucial to ensure guests enjoy the food and come back for second or third serves.

It is because of its extravagance and booming popularity that Traditional Indian Food has transcended centuries of the dining experience globally and continues to be incorporated in many western fine dining and fast food joints today.

Live Catering in Sydney

Live Catering in Sydney

At Taj Indian Restaurant we have redefined live catering in Sydney,  a uniquely modern and cultural facet infused into an unforgettable dining experience.

Specialised buffet station with high thermal insulating capacities is used to serve and keep food at its ideal temperature. This is done for certain foods that cannot be made on the spot due to time constraints presented by the booking duration of the venue or the hosts the event themselves.

Other dishes, look so extravagant in the process of its creation that displaying it live becomes an attraction within an event itself, presenting huge scope for creativity.

Barbecues and ice stations lend themselves are popular choices in summer events for Live Catering in Sydney, while live kneeling and rolling out of naan dough is done in a lot of restaurants that serve North Indian food, and have an entire glass wall on one side of the kitchen for this reason, so guests can be entertained and are more likely to engage and show interest in the food they are consuming. 

Wok dishes are also a popular choice as they cook ingredients at extremely hot temperatures, making their aroma allure guests to view how the food is prepared, making them more likely to consume it and ask questions about it and it’s history. This promotes a positive cultural environment and spreads awareness of the various types of dishes served, pushing it beyond the bounds of an ordinary dining Live Catering in Sydney.

Other benefits of live catering include its representation as a highly professional culinary experience and the fact that it cultivates a friendly and inviting environment between guests and the service professionals.  Live Catering in Sydney of this sort has the flexibility of being combined with various other types of services and activities. For example, many buffet services allow children to decorate their own cookies before they are baked in the oven and many famous restaurants and hotels conduct supervised tours of their kitchens to give a first-hand experience into what goes on behind the scenes and why certain dishes are prepared the way they are. Food and lifestyle bloggers, food critics, and tourists are particularly interested in such activities.

Live catering in Sydney attempts to engage all senses of the individual, planning great emphasis on the olfactory, and visual auditory engagement to craft a culinary experience the remains embedded in one’s memory un-hindered.

Indian Street Food

Indian Street food in Australia

Indian street food has come far from the busy hustle and bustle of Mumbai and Delhi and has now delved straight into the urban streets of Melbourne and Sydney, adding a youthful edge to its traditional outlook on the Indian dining experience. Many like to refer to Indian Street food as Indian fast food because of how easy and quick the preparation process is.

Most Indian Street food is either fried, grilled, or sautéed, as these cooking methods are the fastest methods to ensure food is sterile enough to consume and while remaining true to its traditional taste palette. ‘Vada Pav’ for instance, is Mumbai’s version of a veggie burger and consists of a fried potato patty garnished with spicy sauces and sandwich between two lightly toasted bread buns. It is commonly known as Mumbai’s staple street food so much that what hot dogs are to New Yorkers, Vada Pav is to Mumbaikers.

Furthermore, Indo Chinese dishes constitute a huge part of Indian Street Food such as ‘Chilli Honey Potato’ which consists of short straw cut potato fries tossed in honey and chill sauce, often garnished with sesame seeds. The most popular Indochinese street food that is seen most popular on the streets of Delhi are ‘momos’ and ‘Haka Noodles’.

Momos are Chinese dumplings filled with a spicy filling that can either be meat or vegetables and come in fried or boiled varieties. They are prepared in no more than five minutes and go well with chilli sauce and soft drinks that vibe well with India’s street culture. ‘Haka noodles’ are thin Chinese noodles sautéed in Indian spices and sauces similar to the sauté of Manchurian. People often prefer to have ‘Haka Noodles and Manchurian’ together rather than separately, like most other Indian Street Food.

Indian Street Food is the most rapidly expanding sector of Indian dining because f how easily it can be mixed and matched and fused with other cultures to give rise to new dishes. It is because of its flexibility, quick preparation, and diverse taste palette which gives it the allure it has today.

Are you craving for Indian Street food? Go to Taj Indian Restaurant in Sydney.

Punjabi Thali in Sydney

Punjabi Thali in Sydney is by far one of the most popular North Indian choices. A ‘thali’ translates to a sectioned plate or a platter designed to contain small amounts of several different curries usually from the same region, to provide the consumer with a multi-flavoured dining experience, or when the client cannot decide on one meal and prefers to sample from several different items. So a Punjabi Thali is a selection of popular dishes and beads served in the North Indian state of Punjab.

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Punjabi dining is mostly influenced by the agricultural lifestyle of Punjab is well noted for. Tandoori (grill style) cooking is what makes Punjabi food more unique from most other Indian varieties and has made its global mark in various parts of the world, and it is the combination of popular Punjabi curries and bread that contribute the perfect Punjabi Thali in Sydney.

A popular bread that’s often seen in a Punjabi Thali in Sydney is ‘Makke Ki Roti’. This is a dry textured flatbread that is made from cornmeal and is served alongside a spinach based curry called ‘Sarson Ka Saag’ that is also found in a Punjabi Thali in Sydney. Rice is not always served in a Punjabi Thali in Sydney, but if present, is paired with a rich butter filled lentil curry called ‘Daal makhani’ which literally translates to “Lentil buttery”.

Although most Punjabi curries are rich and cream based, some lentil curries do not contain butter or cream at all and can be requested to replace the default selection of curries if you are lactose intolerant or vegan. Similarly, Punjabi bread like ‘naan’ for instance can be replaced with ‘Makke Ki Roti’ if the client is gluten intolerant as traditional ‘Makke Ki Roti’ is entirely corn meal based.

Punjabi thalis are hence highly customisable and are also unique in their own way as are Thalis from other regions in India. For client’s that prefer not to indulge in a selection of curries that are spicy, a Punjabi Thali in Sydney is the ideal choice.

Are you craving Punjabi food? You will love our Punjabi Thali, come into any of our branches and find out for your self. Taj Indian Restaurant is famous for its authentic flavours and rich aromas.

Jain Catering in Sydney

Jain Catering in Sydney

Taj Indian Restaurant is a 100% Vegetarian Restaurant. Jain Food requirements are taken very seriously amongst all Indian Catering services due to the strict religious restrictions that form the foundations of their dietary requirements. Jainism is an ancient Indian religion which forbids meat consumption and the consumption of fish and eggs based on the principle of non-violence (ahimsa).  Anti-violence practices form the fundamental core of the Jain belief system and which Jain Catering in Sydney must embody as it is extremely crucial to adhere to immaculate food safety and hygiene practices that emphasise using sterile materials to prepare food that has not been in direct contact with meat, fish or eggs.

Jain Vegetarianism also reinforces against the consumption of other root vegetables and anything that grows under the ground such as potatoes, onion, garlic, and mushroom as they are believed to grow in non-hygienic environments. Honey is not consumed because it’s collection process involves disturbance and possible harm to bees. Yoghurt and dairy are not consumed either (Lacto-vegetarianism) due to bacterial life forms that thrive in it. For this reason, some Jains don’t consume food that has been stored overnight and fermented foods as the microorganisms reproduce and increase in number as hours pass e.g. yeast. The strictest of Jains do not consume salt or unfiltered water either. So it becomes evident very early that Jain Catering in Sydney presents a highly comprehensive and challenging process.

The Jain diet is highly lentil and chickpea based and places a huge emphasis on rice, bread, and herbs such as Fenugreek, Green Cardamon, and Turmeric. Common Jain dishes include ‘Jain Dum Biryani’ which is a mixture of rice tossed in various aromatic herbs and spices that add colours and flavour due to a limited taste palette. Jain Cholar Pooriyan is also a popular choice served by Jain Catering in Sydney and consists of a rich semi-dry chickpea curry served with fried circular bread that turns gold and crisp when served fresh.

Although Jain Vegetarianism is on the stricter sectors of the vegetarian dining experience, Jain Catering in Sydney has evolved with the aid of technology and best hospitality practices to keep presenting new varieties to its clientele.

Indo Chinese Food in Sydney

Indo Chinese Food in Sydney

Indo Chinese Food in Sydney is a popular choice amongst the youth and has particularly influenced the style and variety of fast food popularised by the Indian youth on a global scale. Indo Chinese Food is what its name suggests- the perfect union of Indian and Chinese Ingredients and cooking styles to create a cultural fusion of both cuisines in each delicacy. Call it Chinese food adapted to Indian tastes, or the merger of Chinese ingredients like soy sauce and vinegar with garlic, ginger, and chiles as described by food and lifestyle blogger Annada Rathi.

Popular dishes such of as Indo Chinese Food in Sydney include ‘Chilli Honey Potato’ have turned the less exciting hot chips into an extravagantly salty and spicy dish that touches on both sweet and sour taste palettes in just the right amounts. This popular dish consists of short straw cut potato fries tossed in honey and chill sauce, often garnished with sesame seeds. It is for mouth-watering combinations like these that Chinese and Indian ingredients have been cleverly altered to cater to the spice palate South Asians demand Indo Chinese Food in Sydney.

Although Indo Chinese food originated in India and is more popular in South Asia than it is in the rest of Asia and the world, it first became popular in the United States, the UK and is now also becoming more established in Australia, particularly, in Sydney. Indo Chinese Food in Sydney is particularly a favourite amongst vegetarians because it disproves the stigma surrounding vegetarian food as a dull sector of dining that lacks variety and allure that it’s non-vegetarian counterparts present. However, due to the fusion of second culture’s cooking style and ingredients, the lack in variety has been compensated for immensely and continue’s to innovate the vegetarian dining experience for Indo Chinese Food in Sydney.

Looking for Indian Chinese food in Sydney? Visit us at Taj Indian Restaurant in Harris Park.

South Indian Food Catering in Sydney

South Indian Food Catering in Sydney has contributed to the intricacy of Sydney’s thriving multicultural society for decades. Sydney has a come a long way from just serving Idli and Dosa as South Indian staple foods, to the multi-faceted varieties offered today that can be easily customised suited to customer requirements.

South Indian Food Catering in Sydney differs from it’s North Indian catering as it emphasises the used rice more in their dishes compared to the bread which is more popular in North India and the staple ‘go to’ hot beverage is not chai, but filter coffee.

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In Contrast, South Indian Food Catering in Sydney places greater emphasis on the use of yoghurt as a sided condiment to level out the spice level in their curries and add a sour twang to the taste palette making dishes more enjoyable and diverse in tastes.

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The most famous South Indian Food Catering in Sydney consists of the popular ‘Dosa’, a paper-thin rice sheet made from shallow frying rice batter on a hot stove, and usually envelopes a filling of some sort- the most popular filling being spiced potatoes and ‘Sambhar’ and ‘Rasam’, the most popular curries in South India and has a thin water-like consistency. This combination is known as Masala Dosa.

South Indian Food Catering in Sydney serves delicacies from the popular southern states of India which includes Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu etc which regional variations within their own states. For instance, popular Andhra meals are popular for using chilli and Tamarind abundantly in their cooking, with most of their dishes being made from lentils.

South Indian Food Catering in Sydney serve hundreds of dishes beyond dosas, Idlis, rice, and other forms of carbs with several different curries and vegetable mixes depending on the type of occasion (wedding, or religious ceremony). A wider variety of curries are served during weddings, whereas a smaller range of major staple foods is served during religious events e.g. Lemon rice.

Gold Licence for Indian Catering in Sydney

Gold licence for Indian Catering in Sydney

Gold licence for Indian Catering in Sydney signifies that the quality of the food and services in term of professionalism and other factors such as hygiene and food safety. Taj Indian Restaurant is proud of our reputation as a Gold Licence for Indian Catering Holder. Once a company obtains a Gold licence for Indian Catering in Sydney and their gold licence number they can use it on all promotional material to indicate that their products and services are of a highly trustable standard. A board of qualified professionals determines whether a company is granted a gold licence. This accreditation board includes two qualified professionals from Environmental Health Australia and the Food Safety Partnership and the Restaurant & Catering membership base.

The process of attaining a Gold licence for Indian Catering in Sydney begins with submitting a gold licence application to the accreditation board which is reviewed comprehensively to assess whether professional standards are satisfied. Before applying for a Gold licence for Indian Catering in Sydney, the company needs to fulfil the following requirements as  stated by the Restaurant and Catering Association (RCAASN) New South Wales:

1)    A satisfactory Health Inspection Report on all commercial kitchens and transport vehicles (must be less than six months old)

2)    Certificate of the currency of workers compensation in the name of the applicant (minimum of $100,000)

3)    Certificate of currency for public and product liability insurance in the name of applicant (minimum $10 million insurance for each liability)

4)    Food Safety Program (including details on food transportation) – please contact the association for suggested guidelines

5)    Background resume of the nominated person showing at least five years experience in the hospitality or catering industry and supporting documentation including copies of training qualifications (applies to new applicants only)

6)    Food Safety Supervisor Certificate (applicable in NSW, QLD and VIC only)

It is absolutely essential for all restaurants to be accredited with a gold license and it is next to impossible that a restaurant without it will be deemed in high regard. There several benefits of having a Gold licence for Indian Catering in Sydney as defined by RCAASN which promise:

  • Demonstrating a high standard of professionalism
  • Accessing supporting market materials
  • Differentiating your business from competitors
  • Giving rise to additional business opportunities

For More information on how to apply for a Gold licence for Indian Catering in Sydney, please visit


Vegan Indian Food in Sydney

Vegan Indian Food in Sydney

Vegan Indian Food in Sydney is becoming increasingly popular as individual dietary requirements have evolved over time due to religious restrictions, allergies, and personal preference. A few years ago Vegan Indian Food in Sydney was limited in variety and was not conveniently available to the public. Although there has been a slight increase in its abundance, Vegan Indian Food in Sydney still presents scope to grow as a more dynamic and culturally diverse sector within the Indian dining experience itself.

Existing varieties of Vegan Indian Food in Sydney primarily consist of tofu, potato, soy, bread and rice, mushroom, chickpeas, beans, and a wide selection of exotic fresh vegetables used in different combinations tailored to your specific dietary requirements. Many Indian restaurants in Sydney have also begun to factor in child-friendly vegan options in their menus, as the younger generations are becoming more conscious of cruelty-free cuisines that not only cater to individual dietary requirements but also religious and health restrictions.

Vegan Indian Food in Sydney covers the requirements of several different religious groups, suited to the multi-faceted cultural society embodies. Vegan Indian food is appropriate to cater for Jain, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh, and various other religious communities. The food is cooked and prepared under strict sanitary and ethical guidelines which reinforce the use of utensils that have not been used to serve or been in direct contact with any animal products.

Due to the diversification of these cuisines, Vegan Indian Food in Sydney is becoming far removed from its old impression as a dull and restricted dining experience that lacked excitement and allure to a revolutionised era of dining that is popularising Vegan food on a global scale. As more clients begin to indulge further in Vegan Indian Food in Sydney, it show’s greater promise as a popular choice of cuisine that promotes an ethically conscious culinary experience.

Taj Indian Restaurant is proud to be vegan-friendly with no dairy and also a 100% pure vegetarian.