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Lauki Raita
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5 from 3 votes

Lauki Ka Raita /Bottle Gourd and yogurt Dip

Lauki ka raita -A cool and refreshing bottle gourd and yoghurt dip.

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Raitas / Dips, Side Dish
Cuisine: North Indian Cuisine
Keyword: bottle gourd, doodhi, lauki, Lauki ka raita, Raita, yogurt recipe
Servings: 4 people
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 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 .