Plum Relish with Raisin and Ginger

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They say Necessity is the mother of invention and I can't agree more. Couple of weeks back, I bought a huge box of ripe, red plums to make my stonefruit tea cake. They looked pretty and shiny sitting on my countertop. I finished all my work and gathered everything for the cake but when I cut and tasted the fruit, It was tart beyond imagination. Making a cake out of it was out of question.

Now plum is something which is not very common in my kitchen. Rather they made their first glorious appearance only last year. so I was at a loss as what to do with them. After googling for sometime I decided upon a relish which again is very new to me. But just the thought of some ruby red plum relish on a piece of cheese warmed my heart and I wanted to delve in that glamourous appetizer right away. I decided to use my favourite Relish recipe from  Anita's blog for a base.

So friends here is my plum relish recipe which not only looks gorgeous but tastes awesome too. Sweet-sour with a little hint of spice. Just the way I like it. Right now we almost are having crakers, cheese and this relish everytime we feel hungry. So glad that I made it and tonight I even plan to serve this along with some grilled fish and sautéed broccoli for dinner. We are so hooked to it that that next year you might find me hunting for sour plums once again. and I already have made it twice this year. Plums (Grapes) are sour??? Not for me anymore.

The recipe is very straight forward and it’s a joy to see it thickening like magic.

Plum Relish
(Makes 200 gms)

Ingredients:
Plums: 8 big juicy ones. (almost 2 cups when chopped)
Sugar: 1 cup; (mine were very tart, you might need less sugar if its not that sour)
Raisins: handful
Fresh ginger: ½ “ piece
Chili flakes: 1/3 tsp

Method
Wash and chop the plums in small bits(I dint remove the skin and it actually has dissolved in the relish). In the pot you plan to cook this relish mix (preferably a thick bottomed one) the plums and the sugar. Give it a good mix. Cover and keep aside for 2 hours.

At the end of this time the sugar would almost be melted and a lot of juice will come out from the fruits. Put this on low flame and cook till it comes to a boil. Keep on stirring or it might burn.

Grate the ginger in this mixture and cook for 15-20 minutes or till becomes thick. Mix in the washed raisins, chili flakes and cook till you are happy with the thickness. Mine took almost 30 minutes of cooking time on low flame. Do not make it too dry or it will become solid like as it cools.

Cool and store in a clean glass container. Keep in fridge.

To serve take a sweet salty cracker like (...), place a piece of thinly sliced cheese (used low fat cheese slice), top with a small spoonful of this relish. sprinkle tiny weeny pinch of chili flakes and relish this relish on your taste bud. Trust me its awesome.

A Homemaker's Diary:
Do not give the raisins a miss. it plumps up in the plum juice and gives it a wonderful bite.

Events
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39 comments

  1. Simply mouthwatering and attractive relish. Given me a great recipe.
    Deepa

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  2. So tempting Sayantani..I loved the recpe and clicks both.

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  3. The relish looks so inviting... and beautiful clicks

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  4. i just had a bunch of plums in my fridge and made a plum cobbler. your relish looks so delish. the colors are so vibrant. bet it would taste with lots of stuff.

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  5. I've always wanted to try these sweet-spicy relishes :) I could seriously have one of those crackers with the relish n cheese....drool...drool!! Super recipe, will giv this a try soon.

    Regards,
    Manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com/

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  6. This relish turns out super delicious. I am drooling here, so lipsmacking recipe you have shared, Sayantani. Bookmarked it.

    Inviting you to visit my space at you leisure,

    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.com

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  7. love those tempting Relish pics with vibrant color, looks so yum dear :)

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  8. I love your clicks Sayantani...

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  9. Very interesting and mouthwatering recipe. Clicks are cute

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  10. love the color... would love to have it...

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  11. oh man! the pictures look so tempting! Definitely goin to try this recipe....what a lovely combo!

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  12. Same story - i picked up a whole box and then realised it wasnt sweet enough - made a plum sauce though...still wondering what to serve it with ! did the same thing 2 years back and made plum jam !
    Lovely pictures...makes me want to go grab it out of the picture

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  13. Nice, loved this idea..grt clicks too

    http://shwetainthekitchen.blogspot.com

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  14. Delicious relish with so bright and beautiful colour! and your clicks are always awesome dear!!

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  15. Delicious recipe with attractive color...;.

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  16. wow..I especially love the addition of ginger and raisins in this..sounds so good and yumm

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  17. woww.. color is too tempting..
    looks super yumm

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  18. Wonderful click...look yummy and abolutely delicious.....

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  19. What a superb pic and lovely dish..

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  20. Love this relish...like the idea of raisins in it!! What a set up for the photographs!! Fantastic:)

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  21. Looks inviting and beautiful color,tempting relish

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  22. Love the ginger and chilly flakes addition here, super attractic relish.

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  23. Great way to use tart plums. I've often wondered what to do with them when I buy a pack and they turn out sour. Thanks for the recipe.

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  24. I just love the way u potrait the fooddd..Lots of inspiration from ur pcis

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  25. beautiful presentation of this delicious relish

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  26. Beautiful and inviting Clicks Sayantani. As always a pleasure to visit you. Must do this more often though. A great idea to make relish.Ginger and raisin would have added a great twist to it. So when in doubt(tart) make relish. Ur a great story teller too. Always love reading your posts.

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  27. very interesting recipe..thanks for sharing dear..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  28. Sayantini ........ such gorgeous clicks ! Luv the presentation and the recipe too.

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  29. What a gorgeous relish! Love the color and flavor!

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  30. beautiful pics..yummmy relish.. drool droool :)

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  31. Hi Sayantani..
    I made this plum relish and it was a super duper hit...my friends and colleagues all loved it...

    I added a little less red pepper flakes so that my little guy could eat it and he too licked his spoon clean :-) Mine was a little more thicker jam like consistency.

    Thanks for a keeper recipe :-)

    -Manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com

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  32. the relish looks so good Sayantani! Bookmarking it to make it soon.

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  33. Wowwwwww veryyyy yummyyyy ur pics are making me hungry

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