Lauki Raita- Recipes – Doodhi Raita – Bottle Gourd Raita

    Lauki Raita- Recipes – Doodhi Raita – Bottle Gourd Raita

    Lauki raita is a delicious variation to the usual raita made of cucumber. Bottle gourd raita is a healthy raita made from bottle gourd, curd, ghee, coriander and a mix of flavorful spices.  Doodi raita or Lauki raita is quite liked by even those who don’t like bottle gourd. This refreshing raida can be served as a side dish. It not only saves time but is also very easy to make with basic ingredients available at home.

    So here, follow this simple recipe with step by step pictures and add a new flavor to your meal with delicious Lauki Raita. Enjoy!

    Directions

    Getting ready:

    Wash the bottle gourd thoroughly with water then pat dry it. Later, peel the bottle gourd and chop it into small chunks. Keep them in a bowl. You can grate the bottle gourd if desired.

    Bottle gourd raita

    Making:

    Place a vessel on flame and put the bottle gourd in it along with ½ cup of water. Cover the vessel and boil the bottle gourd for 8 to 10 minutes until they turn tender.Bottle gourd raita After 10 minutes, bottle gourd will become soft. Turn off the flame and transfer the bottle gourd in a bowl. You can also pressure cook the bottle gourd and the grated bottle gourd will take less time to cook.Bottle gourd raita

    Now slightly mash the bottle gourd with the back of a spoon. You can grind the bottle gourd to make fine paste.Bottle gourd raitaAdd the whisked curd in the bottle gourd along with green chilly, green coriander and salt. Mix all the ingredients really well. You can add red chilly powder to make the raita more spicy.Bottle gourd raitaFor tempering, heat a small pan and pour the ghee in it. When the ghee melts, add the cumin seeds to it. As the seeds crackle, turn off the flame and add asafoetida in the pan. Tempering is ready. You can substitute cumin seeds with red mustard seeds.Bottle gourd raitaPour the tempering on the raita and mix properly. Bottle gourd raita is ready.
    Bottle gourd raita

    Serving

    Serve this appetizing and luscious bottle gourd raita along with any meal. Enjoy!

    Lauki Raita- Recipes - Doodhi Raita - Bottle Gourd Raita
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    Recipe type: Miscellaneous
    Cuisine: Indian
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    Serves: 3-4
     
    Ingredients
    • Ingredients
    • Bottle gourd – 250 grams
    • Curd – 2 cups (whisked)
    • Ghee – 1 tsp
    • Green coriander – 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
    • Green chilly – 1 (finely chopped)
    • Salt - ¼ tsp
    • Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
    • Asafoetida – 1 pinch
    Instructions
    1. Wash the bottle gourd thoroughly with water then pat dry it. Later, peel the bottle gourd and chop it into small chunks. Keep them in a bowl. You can grate the bottle gourd if desired.
    2. Place a vessel on flame and put the bottle gourd in it along with ½ cup of water. Cover the vessel and boil the bottle gourd for 8 to 10 minutes until they turn tender.
    3. After 10 minutes, bottle gourd will become soft. Turn off the flame and transfer the bottle gourd in a bowl. You can also pressure cook the bottle gourd and the grated bottle gourd will take less time to cook.
    4. Now slightly mash the bottle gourd with the back of a spoon. You can grind the bottle gourd to make fine paste.
    5. Add the whisked curd in the bottle gourd along with green chilly, green coriander and salt. Mix all the ingredients really well. You can add red chilly powder to make the raita more spicy.
    6. For tempering, heat a small pan and pour the ghee in it. When the ghee melts, add the cumin seeds to it. As the seeds crackle, turn off the flame and add asafoetida in the pan. Tempering is ready. You can substitute cumin seeds with red mustard seeds.
    7. Pour the tempering on the raita and mix properly. Bottle gourd raita is ready.
    8. Serve this appetizing and luscious bottle gourd raita along with any meal. Enjoy!

     

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