May 16, 2012

Lauki Ka Raita

It is one of the earliest vegetables cultivated by man, believed to be originated in Africa. Bottle gourd, not very familiar to the western world, is one of the favorite vegetables in Indian Cuisine. It grows in humid weather of India, Sri Lanka and other tropical countries. Yellowish green in color, lauki is usually shaped like a bottle. Its pulp is white and has white seeds entrenched within spongy flesh. Lauki is 96.1% water, so is light on the stomach and aids digestion. A 100 gm. serving of lauki contains just twelve calories and is ideal if you are watching your weight. Under this recipe, we are first boil the peel and grated lauki into pressure cooker and then mix it with spices and curd…served chilled as an accompaniment.

1 cup peel and grated Bottle gourd (lauki/ doodhi)
3 cup yogurt/ curd
Salt to taste
1 tsp. roasted cumin powder
1/4 tsp. chaat masala
1/2 tsp. red chilli powder

First peel and grate lauki. Then boil grated lauki for 5-10 minutes with 2 whistles. Now drain the water from the lauki and keep aside to cool. Now whisk the yogurt and mix boiled and drained lauki (grated) into curd and mix well. Add salt, red chilli powder, chaat masala and cumin powder mix well… Serve chilled with main course.
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  1. Very refreshing and yummy raitha..

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  3. Nice raita.I also posted lauki raita few days refreshing in this season.

  4. Nice one

  5. Healthy and interesting raita.

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