lauki ka raita | dudhi raita

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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.

dudhi raita recipe, lauki raita recipe

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.

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.

How to make lauki ka raita

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.

lauki for lauki raita recipe

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

water for lauki raita recipe

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

cooking lauki for lauki raita recipe

4. Add ⅛ tsp salt.

salt for lauki raita recipe

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

cooked lauki for dudhi raita recipe

6. Then strain the lauki. Collect the strained water in a bowl.

cooked doodhi for lauki raita recipe

7. Press with a spoon so that 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.

lauki for dudhi raita recipe

Making lauki ka raita

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

curd for lauki raita recipe

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.

adding lauki for lauki raita recipe

10. Stir well.

stir lauki raita recipe

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.

spices for lauki raita recipe

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 fry-rice.

dudhi raita recipe, lauki raita recipe
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lauki raita recipe, dudhi raita recipe

lauki raita recipe

5 from 6 votes
Easy and cooling bottle gourd raita for summers.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Cuisine North Indian, Punjabi
Course: Side Dish

Servings 3 to 4
Units

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

cooking lauki

  • Rinse and peel about 100 to 125 grams of lauki.
  • Then shred or grate the lauki and keep aside. Yield can be from 3/4 to 1 cup of grated lauki.
  • Now take the grated lauki and 1 to 1.25 cups water in a pan.
  • Stir very well and keep the pan on stove top. Then add 1/8 tsp salt.
  • Simmer and cook till the lauki softens and is cooked completely.
  • Strain the lauki. Press with a spoon so that 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.

making lauki ka raita

  • Whisk fresh chilled curd till smooth in a bowl.
  • Add the cooked lauki and chopped green chilies.
  • Add the 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder, a pinch of garam masala powder and black salt.
  • Stir very well.
  • Serve immediately or chill and serve later. You can garnish with coriander leaves while serving. We don't. Only for the 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.

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4 Comments

  1. Hi Dassana, Ur summer cool receipes on Fb are just great each posts are a delight to watch and prepare This raita preparation method is too gud…I will try out this one too. However I usually prepare raita using cucumber . Now I will definitely try lauki one also.5 stars

    1. thanks anu. this raita tastes good. not like cucumber raita though. cucumber raita has a different texture and this one is altogether different.

  2. It’s so yummy, today is very hot day, I am planing for prepare very lightweight food I think this is best recipe for summer.. thanks for this sharing..

    Regards
    Mohd Arif