How to make Lauki raita - This is a good way to use bottle gourds. Ensure that you squeeze out any excess water from the cooked bottle gourd.

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Main Ingredients : Bottle gourd (lauki or doodhi), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Raitas

Lauki raita

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

You can also find more Raitas recipes like Irani Raita, Khatta Meetha Raita, Burani, Mango And Mint Raita.

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Lauki raita
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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Lauki raita Recipe

  • Bottle gourd (lauki or doodhi) 250 grams

  • Yogurt (Natural low-fat) chilled 375 grams

  • Salt a pinch

  • Red chilli powder a pinch

  • Roasted cumin powder a pinch

Method

Step 1

Peel and grate the bottle gourd. Boil the grated bottle gourd with the salt for 5 minutes. Drain and allow to cool.

Step 2

Whisk the chilled yogurt and add the red chilli powder. Add the bottle gourd and mix well. Serve sprinkled with cumin powder.

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