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 .