Bottlegourd Raita (Lauki Raita)
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Serves: 2-3
Lauki raita is yogurt based sidedish with cooked bottlegourd and spices
  • 3 cups (1 medium sized bottlegourd) bottlegourd pieces
  • 1 cup thick yogurt(curd)
  • 2 green chillies
  • ½ tea spn urad dal
  • 1 red chilli (optional)
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • A pinch asafoetida(hing)
  • ½ tea spn mustard seeds
  • Oil
  • Salt
  1. Heat oil and add mustard seeds and urad dal.
  2. When they start popping, add hing, curry leaves, red chili cut into two pieces.
  3. Add the bottlegourd pieces, green chilli slit into two pieces.
  4. Pour ½ cup water and cook. I pressure cooked it for 2 whistles.
  5. Once it is cooled down, add curd(yogurt), salt.
  6. Serve immediately with chapati/roti or rice.
Instead of adding the seasoning (mustard, urad dal, curry leaves, red chilli) first, it can be added at the end after adding yogurt. That will retain the crunchiness of seasoning.
Recipe by Aayis Recipes at