Lauki Raita is known by various names in India like bottle gourd, doodhi and ghia. Lauki Raita is a healthy yogurt based recipe made from grated bottle gourd. Lauki has a blend taste and some people especially children do not like to eat it as a vegetable but I am sure they will definitely like lauki ka raita. The Lauki Raita makes a perfect accompaniment to be served along with biryani’s, parathas, theplas or as a side dish for the weekday dinner.
Preparation Time: 5mins ∏ Cooking Time: 10mins ∏ Servings:2-3 person
Level: Beginners (Easy) ∏ Measurement: 1 Cup ≡ 250 ml ≡ 250gm
- 1/2 cup grated lauki
- 1 cup whisked curd
- 2-3 green chilly finely chopped
- Fistful fresh chopped coriander leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed
- 1 Pinch Asafoetida (Hing)
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1/4 teaspoon red chilly powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chat masala
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- Salt as per taste
- 2 teaspoon vegetable oil
How to make Lauki Raita :
Step1: Peel the skin and discard the seeds of bottle gourd and grate it. Sprinkle some salt on it and let it rest for 5 min so that extra moisture will come out. Then squeeze out extra water.
Now add 1-2 teaspoon oil in a heated pan, then add cumin seed and let them crackle. Keep the flame to low-medium, add hing and grated lauki. Saute it for 5-6 minutes.
Once lauki is sauteed well. Turn off the flame and let it cool for 5 minutes.
Step2: Now in bowl add whisked curd, lauki, green chilly, coriander leaves, sugar, chat masala, red chilly powder, cumin powder and salt as per your taste. You can also add 4-5 teaspoon water to make it as per your desired consistency. Mix everything well, adjust sugar and salt as per your taste.
Lauki Raita is ready. This raita tastes great when served chilled. Serve it with biryani’s, parathas, theplas or as a side dish.