Lauki ka Raita/Bottlegourd Dip/How to make Lauki ka raita31 Dec, 2017
- Servings : 2
- Prep Time : 10 min
- Cook Time : 5 min
This is another healthy dish prepared with Lauki. Lauki is known by various name like Ghiya, Dhoodhi, Bottle gourd. Lauki has a lot of nutrients values so every mom wants to add this in their daily meals or at least once in a week.
Lauki ka raita is prepared by combining seasoned Lauki with yogurt.
Lauki/Bottle gourd has blend taste so kids don’t like to eat it as the vegetable so this lauki ka raita is the solution to their problem. I am quite confident; every kid is going to love this. My junior ‘A’ always think its cucumber raita because I always temper grated bottle gourd with cumin seeds.
Lauki ka raita tastes great when it serve chilled. Lauki raita is served can be accompanied with the main course, Biryani or paranthas.
Grated Lauki 1 small Cumin Seeds ½ tsp. Green Chilies 1 small Oil 1 tsp. Curd 2 cup Salt to taste Water ¼ cup (If needed) Mint Powder ¼ tsp.(optional) Roasted Cumin Powder ¼ tsp.
Peel the skin and grate the bottle gourd with the grater. Heat a tsp of oil in the pan and add cumin seeds. Let it crackle,
Add chopped green chilies. Saute it for 15 secs and add grated bottle gourd and sprinkle some salt. Salt will help to remove moisture fast.
Mix it well and Keep stirring. Cook it till bottle gourd and absorb its moisture over low heat. It takes around 8-10 min. Allow Lauki to cool. In another bowl, place the yogurt and whisk it.
I have added ¼ cup of water as my yogurt was thick but this ] is optional. Add Roasted cumin powder and Mint powder (if you don’t have a mint powder you can skip it). Mix it well.
Add cooled Lauki/bottle gourd and mix it well. You can garnish with Cilantro too.
Lauki ka raita is ready to serve and can accompany with the main course or as a side dish with Biryani, or any stuffed paratha.
1. I have not boiled bottle gourd because while boiling all nutrients go away in the water. I prefer to sauté the bottle gourd as it absorbs the water while cooking.
2. I have added green chilies but if you planning to serve kids, can skip it or can add red chili powder.
3. I have added ¼ cup of water because of thick curd/Yogurt but you can skip this step as per taste.
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