How to make Lauki Raita -

Spiced grated bottle gourd with curd served as an accompaniment

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Khazana of Indian Recipes.

Main Ingredients : Bottle gourd, Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Rajasthani

Course : Raitas

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Lauki Raita

Lauki Raita Recipe Card


Rajasthani cuisine is perhaps the most sensitive amongst the Indian cuisines. People here relish non-vegetarian dishes made from chicken, lamb and shikar which includes animal and birds like boars, venison, peacock, quail, duck, pheasant, rabbits and even camels etc. Vegetarian food comes in two varieties i.e. the food eaten by the common man that includes use of various spices and herbs and the food of the Marwari Jains that is prepared without using onions, garlic or for that matter any ingredient growing under the soil except for ginger and groundnuts.
Rajasthan cooking in general has its own unique flavour where the simplest and the most basic of ingredients go into the preparation of delicious dishes. The harsh climate and the non-availability of ingredients in this region are a great influence.  Food that could last for several days and could be eaten without heating was preferred, more out of necessity than choice. The sparse rainfall is not conducive to growing fresh green vegetables. Due to this scarcity whatever seasonal vegetables are grown, are sundried so that they can be used for the rest of the year. 

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet and Sour

Ingredients for Lauki Raita Recipe

  • Bottle gourd 250 grams

  • Yogurt 3 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Peel and grate lauki. Boil grated lauki with a little salt for five minutes. Drain out water and let the lauki cool.

Step 2

Whisk chilled yogurt and mix salt and red chilli powder. Add boiled lauki and mix well. Dry roast cumin and make a coarse powder.

Step 3

Serve lauki raita sprinkled with cumin powder.

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