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Bottlegourd Raita (Lauki Raita)

Lauki raita is yogurt based sidedish with cooked bottlegourd and spices
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 2 -3


  • 3 cups 1 medium sized bottlegourd bottlegourd pieces
  • 1 cup thick yogurt curd
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1/2 tea spn urad dal
  • 1 red chilli optional
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • A pinch asafoetida hing
  • 1/2 tea spn mustard seeds
  • Oil
  • Salt


  • Heat oil and add mustard seeds and urad dal.
  • When they start popping, add hing, curry leaves, red chili cut into two pieces.
  • Add the bottlegourd pieces, green chilli slit into two pieces.
  • Pour 1/2 cup water and cook. I pressure cooked it for 2 whistles.
  • Once it is cooled down, add curd(yogurt), salt.
  • 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.