lauki raita | Indian raita recipes
Lauki Raita | Doodhi Raita | Bottle Gourd with Yogurt
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

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.

Course: Dips, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Sandhya Hariharan
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Lauki - Bottle Gourd grated or cubed
  • 2 Cups Yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup Mint Leaves
  • 1 Green Chilli { optional }
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Chaat Masala
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Salt or Normal Salt
Seasoning
  • 2 Tsp Oil
  • 4 Garlic Cloves thinly sliced
  • 1/8 th Tsp Chilli Powder
Instructions
Cook the Lauki
  1. 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.

Prepare Lauki Mint Paste
  1. Place the cooked lauki, mint leaves, green chilli in a blender and process until smooth.

Lauki ka Raita
  1. 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.

Seasoning
  1. 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.

  2. 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.