Lauki /Ghiya Raita (Bottle gourd Raita )

Summers is at its peak !! Everyone is affected from scorching heat and trying to get rid of it by cold drinks , shakes , smoothies etc. I also prefer to make something or add such ingredient  in my menu for lunch or dinner and one of these ingredient is bottle gourd. As a member of Cucurbitaceae family it act as summer cooler and when mixed with yoghurt it becomes a perfect chilled preparation to beat summers. It’s always my moms’s favorite and i have learnt it from her. So let’s start the recipe . Yum

Lauki Raita

Lauki Raita
Lauki Raita

1 cup bottle gourd/Lauki /Ghiya , grated
3 cup yoghurt /curd
1 teaspoon mint leaves dried/fresh
1 teaspoon cumin seeds , roasted
1 teaspoon red chilly flakes
Black salt to taste

Beat yoghurt in a bowl and set aside.
Boil the grated bottle gourd in 1 cup water. Squeeze excess water and set aside.

Grated bottle gourd
Grated bottle gourd

Boiled &Squeezed bottle gourd
Boiled &Squeezed bottle gourd

In a bowl mix boiled bottle gourd with yoghurt. Stir gently.

Bottle gourd in yoghurt
Bottle gourd in yoghurt

Add dried /fresh mint leaves and roasted cumin seeds.

Mint leaves added
Mint leaves added

Cumin seeds added
Cumin seeds added

 Season with salt and red chilly flakes.
Serve chilled with main course.

Lauki Raita
Lauki Raita

Lauki Raita
Lauki Raita

Serve-4. prep time -10 minutes
Note : Beat the yoghurt completely or else it will split in Raita.
Squeeze all the water from bottle gourd.

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18 comments on “Lauki /Ghiya Raita (Bottle gourd Raita )”

  1. must b yumm 😀 never tot of lauki this way!! would try sometime

    1. Ya ! It can be used like this way ! Thanks for appreciation !

  2. Rafeeda AR says:

    this is a good idea of using lauki… tanda tanda raita… 🙂

  3. Nilu A says:

    I love lauki raita Sapana.. Looks very inviting.. I make this in a slightly similar way 🙂

  4. looks healthy and delicious 🙂

  5. very interesting raita,i should give a try sometime.

  6. Thank you for reminding me that I kept some lauki for this purpose…looks yum

  7. wow nice way to eat lauki… looks very comforting and delicious… Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes… Please add the link to Gayathri's page also..

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  8. Perfect coolant for summer and light on tummy too.
    Thanks for linking it to Cook Like Mom Event.


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