Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Lauki ka Raita (Bottle gourd Curd Preparation)

lauki ka raita

Lauki ka raita is not just tasty but also very nutritious. If you use curd made from low fat milk, lauki raita can be a part of low calorie diet.
Recipe of lauki ka raita
2 cups curd (yogurt/ dahi)
1 cup grated lauki (doodhi/ ghiya/ bottle gourd)
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp dry roasted and coarsely ground cumin seeds
1. Boil grated lauki with 1 tablespoon water, covered, on a low heat for about 5 minutes.
2. Beat curd with a mathani or a beater till smooth and lump free.
3. Add lauki, salt and red chilli powder to curd and mix well. If the curd is too thick, add some water. Sprinkle ground cumin seeds over the raita.
4. In this winter season, serve lauki raita at room temperature and in summers, refrigerate and serve chilled.

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