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lauki raita recipe, how to make lauki raita | dudhi raita recipe

lauki raita recipe with step by step photos – easy punjabi raita recipe made with lauki. lauki is also known as dudhi in marathi & gujarati and opo squash in english.

lauki is a cooling veggie and good during summers. mother nature blesses us with many veggies and fruits during summers. watermelons, oranges, lychee, guava, amla, palm fruit, coconut, musk melon, sugarcane, mango, pomegranate, squashes, gourds, pumpkins (both white and yellow), cucumbers. this lauki raita is super cooling as both lauki and curd are cooling to the body.

so do include these fruits and veggies in your meals to keep the body cool as well to replenish the nutrients in the body. few more lauki recipes in the blog are lauki paratha, lauki thepla, lauki kheer, lauki kofta, lauki halwa and lauki chana dal recipe.

any raita pairs very well with a pulao or biryani. also raitas go along as a good side dish with some dal-rice or with a chapati-sabzi combination.

serve the lauki raita with veg pulao, veg biryani or as a side dish with some sauteed veggies or with a combo of dal tadka-rice or dal fry-rice.

if you are looking for more raita recipes then do check onion tomato raita, cucumber raita, capsicum raitabhindi raita and boondi raita recipe.

dudhi raita or lauki raita recipe below:

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lauki raita recipe
prep time
10 mins
cook time
15 mins
total time
25 mins
 

lauki raita recipe - cooling bottle gourd raita for summers.

course: side
cuisine: north indian, Punjabi
servings: 3 to 4
author: dassana
ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 100 to 150 grams lauki (bottle gourd or opo squash) Or ¾ to 1 cup grated lauki
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt for cooking lauki
  • 1 cup fresh chilled curd (dahi or yogurt) or 240 to 250 grams curd
  • 1 to 1.25 cups water
  • 1 or 2 green chilies (hari mirch) - finely chopped or ¼ to ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder (bhuna jeera powder)
  • 1 pinch garam masala powder (optional)
  • black salt as required
how to make recipe
  1. rinse and peel about 100 to 125 grams of lauki.
  2. then shred or grate the lauki and keep aside. yield can be from 3/4 to 1 cup of grated lauki.
  3. now take the grated lauki and 1 to 1.25 cups water in a pan.
  4. stir very well and keep the pan on stove top. then add 1/8 tsp salt.
  5. simmer and cook till the lauki softens and is cooked completely.
  6. strain the lauki. press with a spoon so that the all the water is extracted. you can also press the cooked lauki in your palms when the heat gets reduced in the lauki. for a quick method, just add the strained lauki to a bowl of cold water. then strain and squeeze them.
  7. use the strained water to add to dals or make veggies.
  8. whisk fresh chilled curd till smooth in a bowl.
  9. add the cooked lauki and and chopped green chilies.
  10. add the 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder, a pinch of garam masala powder and black salt.
  11. stir very well.
  12. serve immediately or chill and serve later. you can garnish with coriander leaves while serving. we don't. only for photographic purpose, i added some coriander leaves. serve with veg pulao, veg biryani or as a side dish with some sauteed veggies or with a combo of dal tadka-rice or dal fry-rice.


lets start step by step lauki raita recipe:

1. rinse, peel and shred or grate lauki/dudhi – about ¾ to 1 cup grated lauki. i used half of a medium sized lauki to make this raita.

2. now take the grated lauki and add 1 to 1.25 cups water in a pan.

3. stir very well and keep the pan on stove top.

4. add ⅛ tsp salt.

5. simmer and cook till the lauki softens and is cooked completely.

6. then strain the lauki. collect the strained water in a bowl.

7. press with a spoon so that the all the water is extracted. you can also press the cooked lauki in your palms when the heat gets reduced in the lauki. for a quick method, just add the strained lauki to a bowl of cold water. then strain and squeeze them. use the strained water to add to dals or make veggies or to roti/chapati dough.

8. whisk fresh chilled curd till smooth in a bowl.

9. add the cooked lauki and 1 or 2 green chilies which have been finely chopped. you can add ¼ to ½ tsp red chili powder instead of green chilies.

10. stir well.

11. add ½ tsp roasted cumin powder, a pinch of garam masala powder (optional) and black salt. stir very well. substitute black salt with rock salt or regular salt, if you do not have black salt.

12. serve lauki raita immediately or chill and serve later. you can garnish with coriander leaves while serving. we don’t garnish with coriander leaves. only for photographic purpose, i added some coriander leaves. serve the raita with veg pulao, veg biryani or as a side dish with some sauteed veggies or with a combo of dal tadka-rice or dal fryrice.




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This post was last modified on April 13, 2017, 7:18 pm

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