Plum Raita

Plum Raita is Silken Smooth, Mild, Flavorsome with a little kick of garlic and a treat to palette.

PLum RaitaYogurt 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?
Plum Raita
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 widespread 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.

For more Raita options – try Cucumber Raita & Boondi Raita.

Plum Raita


Plum Raita

Plum Raita



3 Medium sized Plums deseeded and finely chopped.
500ml Lactofree Natural Yogurt
1/4 tsp Sugar
1/2 Tsp Black Salt
1/2 Tsp Chat Masala
1/4 Tsp Chilli Powder
1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 Tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
1/2 Tsp Black Peper Powder
Salt to Taste

1.5 Tsp of Oil
3 cloves of Garlic
1/4 Tsp of Chilli Powder

Chilli Flakes
Coriander Leaves

Add the chopped plums, sugar along with 1/2-3/4 cup of water in a pan. Cook in medium to low flame, covered until they get soft ( approximately 5 minutes) Turn off the flame, set it aside to cool. Grind them into a fine puree in a blender.
To the plum puree, add all the powders – Black Salt, Chat Masala, Chilli Powder, Garlic Powder, Cumin Powder, Black Pepper and needed salt.Give it a good stir. At this stage add them to chilled Yogurt and whisk well to combine.Add 1/4 – 1/2 Cup water to adjust the consistency of the yogurt. Taste the prepared Raita and suit the masala’s to your flavors.

For seasoning, heat a small pan with oil, Add the sliced garlic and fry them until golden brown. Drain them on a kitchen towel. In the remaining heated oil,add the chilli powder and turn off the flame. Remove the tempering from heat and season the raita immediately. Since I was serving my raita later in the evening, it was stocked away in the fridge. Later added the fried garlic to retain the crunch. Garnish with chilli flakes and coriander leaves.

Enjoy your Biryani’s or any rice dish with this silken smooth colorful Raita.

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Comments (17)

  • A super cool, lovely and delicious raita…… with stunning pictures…….. 🙂

  • Looks delicious and so easy to make too

  • Drooling… Love the idea of adding fruits to raita..
    Love the clicks Sandy

  • Such beautiful pics Sandhya love the nautical summery feel. Those shakers look so elegant.
    Loving the silky smooth raita and garlic fried instead of usual tadka is awesome.
    I had pinned that recipe earlier but now u convince me its superb.

    • Heyy Thanks Meena. The shakers are fitting well in the scenario 🙂 Hence getting the X appeal.

  • Loved the raita sandhya! Stunning and gorgeous clicks

  • Lovely clicks sandhya, I used the same method of Farrukh for my methi raitha, my hubby just loved it. I too make plum raitha but in a different way, very South Indian. Will try this out next time

    • I would love to know how you make it too Jayasri. Your version must be yumm too.

  • Never imagined that plums could be used to make raita… I totally love the tadka on top with all the garlic… stunning pics as usual! 🙂

  • plums in raita its too good…lovely pics

  • Dear Sandhya,

    One spectacular picture and recipe. I saw it featured in foodies100 as well. Great work…!!


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