Plum Raita is Silken Smooth, Mild, Flavorsome with a little kick of garlic and a treat to palette.
Yogurt Condiments, specially Raita’s are a cooler for spicy hot dishes. They compliment the meal so well and render a feeling of contentment when enjoyed as a bundle. An Indian spread Party meal is incomplete without Biryani and Raita!! Serving along with plain yogurt is the easiest thing to do, but to serve with a little flavorable twist is that bit personal touch.
It’s occasionally a surprise birthday party for my boys, but this year was planned Indian spread. Living afar from home (Read India), a few friends now are family !! And a joyous moment is incomplete without them. The party evening began with a cozy Jamming jugalbandi of Violin and Guitar. MUsic lovers/ admirers were humming, singing in between lines rendering absolute flavor to the evening. Sometimes when the party goes a little offbeat from the regular disco evening and games makes it even more special.. Isn’t it?
All the kiddos were absolutely so well behaved that we did not realise they existed around:) Before the evening actually began, the birthday boy and his little sister got their customary warning and were made aware of the repercussions, if there was any lacking in their behavior and if they weren’t sportive. As Parents, it makes us feel so proud when the day passes as planned and the kiddos understand the learn the ways of the world.
We had a wide spread meal starting with Sev Puri for Starters, Cake Crumble Truffle at disposable anytime. In the main course was Chana masala, Chana Dal (Bengali Style), Mutter Paneer along with Roti’s, Vegetable Biryani and Plum Raita. Grand Finale was the Chocolate Fudge Cake from Costco. Plum Raita was an absolute hit and every single guest who had them asked me for the recipe. I was mesmerised by the color of the raita sometime ago, when I visited Farrukh’s blog- Cubes n Juliennes and it was in my mind since then. The recipe has been customised to suit our palettes. Its Mild, Flavorsome with a little kick of garlic and pleasing to eyes. Once you taste them, you are sure to make them at least once for your guests.
I made them twice in two days, once with Lactofree Natural Yogurt and once with Natural Yogurt and we cherished every bit of it. When folks at Lactofree challenged me to come up with something inspiring with Lactofree Yogurt, it had to Plum Raita. Around Christmas, I was invited to an exclusive tea party with Lactofree. If you had missed the post, here is the link.