Lauki Raita is a refreshing yogurt based condiment prepared with yogurt, bottle gourd, spices and herbs. Serve Raita with your main dish or enjoy them as dip for your appetisers.
Grate the Lauki using the coarse end of the grater. Place them in a pot of hot water and boil for 7-8 minutes until soft.
Drain the water and place the cooked lauki in the fine mesh sieve. Using the back of the spoon, press the cooked vegetable until most of the water is drained.
Place the cooked lauki, mint leaves, green chilli in a blender and process until smooth.
In a large bowl, add the yogurt and whisk them smooth.
Add lauki- mint paste to the yogurt along with spice powders & salt. Whisk until well combined.
Heat oil in a small pan, add the garlic cloves and saute until they turn golden brown. Drain the cloves to a bowl. Add the chilli powder and quickly turn off the flame.
Add the seasoning to the prepared Lauki ka Raita. Serve them immediately or place them in the refrigerator to chill until you are ready to serve.