Lauki Raita or Bottle Gourd Raita Recipe - Super Healthy
Lauki Raita or Ghiye ka Raita is a simple yet refreshing side made with grated bottle gourd and yoghurt. It is a healthy condiment that pairs very well with biryani or even a jeera rice.
Made within minutes and with easily available ingredients, this raita can be served along with any major meal of the day.
Lauki Raita or Bottle Gourd Raita Recipe – A Super Healthy Raita
Lauki Raita is immensely flavourful, healthy and refreshing raita using grated bottle gourd and yoghurt with a few spices.
This vegetable raita is very easy to make and is a perfect accompaniment to any meal especially with rice.
In the Indian cuisine, flatbreads like aloo paratha, gobi paratha are eaten together with raita, chutneys and pickles. Raita is often referred to as a condiment.
Traditional western condiments like salt, pepper, mustard and horseradish that make dishes spicier.
On the other hand, a dish of dahi or raita has a cooling effect to contrast with spicy curries and kebabs that are the main fare of some Asian cuisines.
Why Lauki Raita? Because of the Health Benefits of Lauki
Health Benefits of Lauki are significant. Lauki is extremely low in calories. It provides small amounts of vitamin C, folate, calcium, iron, zinc and B vitamins. It is also rich in fibre and is believed to help aid in healthy digestion.
The juice of lauki is touted for its vitamin C and zinc content as well as for its ability to potentially regulate blood sugar levels. In India, the juice is popularly consumed as a health benefiting beverage.
Lauki Raita Recipe or Bottle Gourd Raita Recipe - Step by Step
Keep grated lauki in steamer or pressure cooker and cook. (around 15-20 min)
In a mixing bowl, whisk the yoghurt.
Add steamed lauki to the yoghurt and mix it.
Now add cumin powder, black salt, salt, green chilli, and coriander leaves. Mix it well.
Serve as a side dish with your meal or serve with biryani.
Lauki Raita or Bottle Gourd Raita Recipe
- 1 Cup Lauki Grated & Steamed
- 1 Cups Yoghurt
- 0.5 Teaspoons Salt Adjust it to your taste
- 1/2 Teaspoons Black Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoons Red Chilli Powder For garnishing
- 1/2 Teaspoons Cumin Powder
- 1 Tablespoons Coriander Leaves Fresh
- Get your ingredients ready.
- Grate and boil the bottle gourd or lauki.
- Whisk the yoghurt till smooth. If you feel that the yoghurt is too thick, you can add 4 tablespoons of milk to it
- Add lauki to the yoghurt and mix well.
- Add salt, black salt and cumin powder to the yoghurt and mix well.
- Garnish with red chilli powder and chopped coriander leaves.
Serving Suggestions for Lauki Raita or Bottle Gourd Raita
Lauki raita can be served chilled with Aloo Gobi, Dal Makhani, Chicken or Mutton Curries and of course, the Biryani. It is also a great accompaniment for parathas and rotis.
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