Lauki ka Raita -A cool and refreshing bottle gourd and yogurt dip.
Lauki raita is among the most popular raita recipes of North India. Raita is a Indian style side dish or dip which goes very well with any meal or main course. Lauki is very cooling in nature and easy and good for digestion. so lauki is a popular summer vegetable and available very easily available during the season.
During summer we usually make so many types of raita and yogurt based curries as they are cooling and easy to digest. Lauki is the preferred one to make raita and sabzi. Making lauki ka raita is quite easy. but we can’t make raita with raw lauki like we make with cucumber.
How To Make Lauki ka Raita
First of all we have to peel and grate lauki/ bottle gourd. Do try to choose a tender young lauki preferably because tender bottle gourd don’t have hard seeds. If the lauki have big hard seeds then try to remove them before grating.
The grated lauki is pressure cooked for a whistle with very little water OR you can also cook it in a covered pan till it get cooked and become soft.Then wait till the lauki cool down completely. Don’t discard the water in which you have boiled the lauki ,you can use that water to dilute the raita or add in any other curry or daal.
Now take a dish and add yogurt and whisk it well. Now add he boiled bottle gourd and the spices in the yogurt. To dilute the raita use the water in which you have boiled the lauki.
Add some cumin red chili tempering or chopped fresh coriander on top of the raita before serving. This lauki raita goes very well with pulao, biryani, paratha’s and with almost every thing ,you can even have a bowl of this delicious healthy raita as a mid day snack.
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Lauki Ka Raita /Bottle Gourd and yogurt Dip
- 250 gms Bottle Gourd / Lauki approx
- 2 cup Yoghurt
- 1/3 tsp Salt / Namak
- 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder/ Laal Mirch
- 1/4 tsp Black Salt / Kala Namak
- 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
- 8 Curry Leaves / Kadi Patta
- 1 tsp Cooking oil or ghee
- Peel and grate the bottle gourd,remove the hard seeds if any.
- Pressure cook with 1 cup of water for 2 whistles or till cooked well and soft
- Open and let it cool down completely .this boiled bottle gourd can be refrigerated and used for up to 3 days.
- Whisk the curd ,add salt,chilli powder .add some water( in which bottle gourd is boiled.)
- Add the boiled gourd (approx 1.5 cup) and mix well.
- 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.
- Pour over the raita and chill before serving.
- serving suggestions-serve as a side dish .
anusha praveen says
what will i not give to dunk some parathas into this raitha
I make this and its my fav with parathas.
Sadaf Afshan says
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.
never tried raitha with lauki…very nice recipe dear…and thanks for linking with my event
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Healthy raita , I never tried with lauki
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lovely raita recipe….healthy in this summer
Gayathri NG says
Lauki raita, sounds interesting!!
looks nice and refreshing.
Delicious for summers,yummy!!
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fabulous recipe. love it
Reshmi Mahesh says
New to me…Lauki raita looks yummy..
Lauki raita looks interesting. Thx for linking.
Very healthy one!
Suja Manoj says
Love this raita so much..always feel that it taste similar to cucumber raita..
yum yum…very nice and new to me
You always have a piece of lauki left over in the refrigerator. Should try this sometime. Great idea.
i make this raita..but i have never given a curry leaves tadka..what a lovely flavour it would have…ver nice!
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Very yummy raitha, I do the same with chayote..
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
Wow raita looks super tempting, will try soon.
wow, never knew you could make raita with lauki