Grab a plum for a quick health reboot!

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Plums are extremely cute fruits with a bunch of health benefits and goodness. This vibrant-hued fruit is considered to be one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits in the world. Do you know that there are some theories about plums being the first type of fruit that was cultivated by humans! This wild fruit is definitely old and gold. The generous amount of vitamin A, C, K, potassium, dietary fibers, and whatnot makes this fruit extraordinary as they have so much for us to offer especially with a mouthwatering taste to it. Though mostly the juicy and soft plums are preferred, let me tell you that these prunes are no less in the competition when it comes to taste, nutritional value, and versatility. Prunes are the dried version of plums and are used widely in our culinary world. These cuties come in more than 40 species and if you are a calorie conscious person, then this tiny fruit is a great way to start your day as it’s filled with 87% of water and low in calories. We usually think plum recipes would definitely include only sweets and desserts but here we are to prove that you can make a big giant feast from a salad to dessert with prunes and plums! Read on for a plum-fect journey!

A salad on the side!

Exotic Vegetables in Plum sauce

This salad not only tastes good but the colour and the appearance itself are enough to make someone fall in love with it. The sweetness of plum and orange marmalade mixed with garlic, chillies and some hot sauces just take this salad up a notch. Wholesome, filling and flavourful!

Start with ‘star’ters!

Bacon-Wrapped Prunes

Let’s start with some palate-satiating appetizers for the party! This quick starter will surely blow your mind with its amazing taste. Flavourful cheese-filled prunes wrapped in bacon and baked till perfection will just fill your heart with happiness.

Paneer Aur Prune Kebab 

We also got some kebabs for all the paneer lovers but with a teeny tiny twist with prunes. These golden coloured, crispy paneer kebabs filled with potato and prune stuffing can surely steal your heart! 

Main course recipes for the chicken lovers!

Chicken in Prune Sauce

Who said plums and prunes are only for dessert? Ever tried making a fab chicken recipe with it? Chicken in Prune sauce is a must-try if you haven't already tried it. This is such an easy and delicious curry filled with flavours and trust me, you're gonna explore a lot of flavours in each bite of this curry! 

Plum Chilli Roast chicken 

The spiciness of chilli and the sweetness of the plum can never go wrong. Plum jam mixed with some hot chillies makes this chicken taste heavenly. Don't believe me, try it out for yourself!

Save room for some dessert!

Eggless Plum Cake: Though we can make numerous desserts with plums, the classic Eggless Plum Cake will always hold a special place. Take a bite into this Eggless plum cake and make a short and sweet trip to the food heaven instantly. 

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.