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Lauki ka Raita – Bottle Gourd with Yogurt

Lauki raita is a refreshing yogurt-based dish made with spiced lauki and yogurt. Lauki is also known as bottle gourd, doodhi, ghia. Lauki raita is healthy and tastes delicious. Serve this as a side dish with any Indian flat bread or over the rice.

Will serve 2

Lauki Ka Raita - Bottle Gourd Yogurt Recipe by ManjulaIngredients:

  • 1 cups yogurt (curd, dahi)
  • Approx. ½ cup milk, use as needed
  • 1 cup lauki grated (bottle gourd, doodhi, ghia)
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/8 teaspoon asafetida (hing)
  • 2 whole red chilies (lal mirch)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger finely chopped (adrak)
  • 1 teaspoon green chilies finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped (hara dhania)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Whip the yogurt and add the milk as needed to make the consistency of pancake batter, set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan on medium high heat.
  3. Add the cumin seeds and asafetida. After the cumin seeds crack, add red chilies. Stir-fry a few seconds.
  4. Add lauki, ginger, green chilies, cilantro and stir-fry until most of the water has evaporated and lauki is tender. This should take about four to five minutes.
  5. After the lauki cools, mix it well into the yogurt.
  6. Add more milk if needed.
  7. For best results, serve chilled.

Originally posted 2014-01-23 22:28:37.

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5 thoughts on “Lauki ka Raita – Bottle Gourd with Yogurt

  1. I tried this s recipe yesterday and turned out very refreshing and tasty. Very easy to make and perfect for summer. Thanks Manjula aunty for awesome recipes

  2. Very good recipe. I was looking for a good recipe for lauki raita. In most cooking sites, the lauki is boiled and the water is drained, but I prefer your method of cooking the lauki for 4 to 5 minutes, that way the nutrients of lauki are retained. I can’t wait to try out your recipe. Thank you so much!

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