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.
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
Whip the yogurt and add the milk as needed to make the consistency of pancake batter, set aside.
Heat the oil in a saucepan on medium high heat.
Add the cumin seeds and asafetida. After the cumin seeds crack, add red chilies. Stir-fry a few seconds.
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.
After the lauki cools, mix it well into the yogurt.
Add more milk if needed.
For best results, serve chilled.
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