Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Lauki Ka Raita /Bottle Gourd Dip

A cool and refreshing bottle gourd and yoghurt dip.

dodhi ka raita

prep time-10 min
cooking time-5 min
Difficulty level- easy
Cuisine- Indian

  • Bottle gourd /lauki-250 gm (approx )
  • Yoghurt/ dahi -2 cup
  • Salt-1/2 t.s
  • Chilli powder-1/2 t.s
  • Cumin seeds- 1/2 ts
  • Curry leaves -8
  • Oil-1 t.s
  1. Peel and grate the bottle gourd,remove the hard seeds .
  2. Pressure cook with 1 cup of water for 2 whistles or till cooked well and soft
  3. Open and let it cool down completely .this boiled bottle gourd can be refrigerated and used for up to 3 days.
  4. Whisk the curd ,add salt,chilli powder .add some water( in which bottle gourd is boiled.)
  5. Add the boiled gourd (approx 1.5 cup) and mix well.
  6. Heat 1 t.s oil in a small pan ,add cumin and curry leaves,switch off the heat and add a  pinch of chilli powder.
  7. Pour over the raita and chill before serving.
serving suggestions-serve as a side dish .


Roshni said...

wow, never knew you could make raita with lauki

Priya said...

Wow raita looks super tempting, will try soon.

meena said...

lauki ka raita. i had heard of it bt never made it so dont know how it tastes. ur pic makes it look wonderful. i have some lauki left would try it out just for me and see

Hema said...

Very yummy raitha, I do the same with chayote..

Akila said...

Wow though very new dish to me, just love it.... If u like u can send to my ongoing event... Dish name starts with L...

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simran said...

i make this raita..but i have never given a curry leaves tadka..what a lovely flavour it would have...ver nice!

radha said...

You always have a piece of lauki left over in the refrigerator. Should try this sometime. Great idea.

ANU said...

yum yum...very nice and new to me

Suja Manoj said...

Love this raita so much..always feel that it taste similar to cucumber raita..

Rasi said...

Very healthy one!

Vardhini said...

Lauki raita looks interesting. Thx for linking.


Reshmi Mahesh said...

New to me...Lauki raita looks yummy..

Kanan said...

fabulous recipe. love it

Julie said...

Delicious for summers,yummy!!

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R said...

looks nice and refreshing.

Gayathri NG said...

Lauki raita, sounds interesting!!

Follow foodie said...

so delicious.
Love this recipe


khushi said...

lovely raita recipe....healthy in this summer

Jaleela said...

Healthy raita , I never tried with lauki

you can send this to ramya's event, see the link


Ramya said...


thanks Jaleela, for recommending my event

Ramya said...

never tried raitha with lauki...very nice recipe dear...and thanks for linking with my event

Sadaf Afshan said...

Since yogurt is very good for digestion I'm always looking for raita recipes. Lauki is also a very light and healthy vegetable, will definitely try this.

Pushpa said...

I make this and its my fav with parathas.

anusha praveen said...

what will i not give to dunk some parathas into this raitha