Lauki Palak Raita

Grated bottle gourd blanched, mixed with blanched spinach and yogurt and served flavoured with roasted cumin. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Lauki Palak Raita
Main Ingredients Bottle Gourd, Yogurt
Cuisine Indian
Course Raitas
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Lauki Palak Raita

  • 250 grams Bottle Gourd peeled and grated soaked in water
  • 12-15 Yogurt
  • 3 cups Yogurt chilled
  • to taste Salt
  • as required Ice cubes
  • 1 Green chilli
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds roasted and crushed


  1. Drain grated bottle gourd and place in a microwave safe bowl. Cook in the microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Remove from the oven.Boil plenty of water in a deep non stick and add salt. Place lots of ice cubes in a bowl and pour water in it.
  2. Put spinach leaves in the boiling water and blanch for 2 minutes. Add water to the grated gourd.Drain spinach leaves and put into the ice cold water to refresh.
  3. Drain well, chop them roughly and puree along with roughly chopped green chilli and a little water.Drain grated gourd well. Whisk yogurt in a bowl. Add spinach puree and whisk again. Add salt and mix well. Add grated gourd and mix.
  4. Transfer raita into serving bowl, sprinkle crushed cumin seeds and serve chilled.

Nutrition Info

Calories 416
Carbohydrates 21.1
Protein 27.1
Fat 24.9