Lauki Raita
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Lauki Raita

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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

Ingredients:

  • 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
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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.

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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.

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Lauki Raita is ready. This raita tastes great when served chilled. Serve it with biryani’s, parathas, theplas or as a side dish.

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