Lauki ka Raita - Bottle Gourd with Yogurt - vegetarian recipes

Lauki ka Raita - Bottle Gourd with Yogurt

January 24 2014 Manjula's kitchen 

Lauki ka Raita - Bottle Gourd with Yogurt
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Click here to view the embedded video. 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. Will serve 2 Ingredients: - 1 cups yogurt (curd, dahi) - Approx. 1/­­2 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  Method - 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. Related RecipesLaucki Kheer (Bottle Gourd Pudding)Laucki Chana Dal (Bottle Gourd, Ghiya, Doodhi)Spicy Squash – Kaddu Ki SubjiHow To Make YogurtShrikhand – Sweet Flavorful YogurtMasala ZucchiniSpicy Squash CakesZucchini RiceSpinach RaitaButternut Squash Gnocchi in Coconut Curry Sauce

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