Lauki ka Raita, Dudhi Raita
by Tarla Dalal
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Revel in the cooling effect and goodness of doodhi and protein-rich curd, in one single dish!
While you might worry that using doodhi alone might result in a mushy raita, some smart moves make this version a lot more exciting.
Onions, green chillies and ginger are cooked along with the doodhi to give the raita a rich texture and aroma, while crushed peanuts further add to the flavour and mouth-feel.
A traditional tempering is the final stroke, which makes the Lauki ka Raita absolutely aromatic and appealing to the palate.
Serve with Lazeez Parathas and Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi.
Enjoy how to make Lauki ka Raita recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
- Combine the bottle gourd, onions, green chillies, ginger and 3/4 cup of water in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes or till all the water evaporates, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside to cool slightly.
- Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the curds, peanuts and salt, mix well and keep aside.
- For the tempering, heat the oil in a small non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- Pour this tempering over the curds-bottle gourd mixture and mix well.
- Serve the lauki ka raita immediately.
Lauki ka Raita (Protein Rich Recipe) Video of Tarla Dalal
Lauki ka Raita, Dudhi Raita recipe with step by step photos
Like Lauki ka Raita recipe (Dudhi Raita) then see our collection of raita recipes and some popular raita recipes below.
What are Raitas and Kachumber? Raita and Kachumber are the desi route to including salads in everyday meals. Raitas are made by combining fruits or veggies with curd, while kachumber are veggie combos perked up with green chillies, coriander, coconut and sometimes a tempering too. The curd improves the nutritional quotient by helping you get proteinand calcium, along with the nutritional benefits of the veggies. Enjoy our Lauki Raita recipe (Dudhi Raita) below.
To begin making the Lauki ka Raita recipe (Dudhi Raita), wash and peel a medium sized Lauki. Lauki or bottle gourd is a very nutritious vegetable which people generally do not like eating in the form of subzi so; this is a nice way to incorporate in our diet. Read 10 amazing health benefits of lauki bottle gourd to know more about the nutritional benefits of doodhi.
Peel it using a peeler.
Chop the bottle gourd and keep aside. You can even grate it using a hand grater if you don’t like the mouth feel of cubed lauki.
In a small bowl, take curd and whisk it using a hand whisk. Keep aside. Refer our recipe of homemade curd with detailed step by step photos to make fresh dahi at home.
Also, chop other vegetables like onions, green chillies and ginger & keep ready.
For making the lauki raita( Dudhi Raita), in a deep non-stick pan, take the chopped lauki.
Add the onions. If you are Jain, then you can skip adding onions.
Also, add the green chillies and ginger.
Pour ¾ cup of water and mix well.
Cover with a lid cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes or till all the water evaporates, while stirring occasionally. You will notice the doodhi has turned soft. Keep aside to cool slightly.
Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl.
Add the whisked curds.
Finally, add peanuts, as the peanuts are coarsely crushed it would give crunch to the raita.
Add salt. Additionally, you can even add jeera powder to enhance the flavor of Lauki raita( Dudhi Raita).
Mix well and keep aside.
For the tempering of bottle gourd raita (Dudhi Raita), heat the oil in a small non-stick pan.
Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds.
When the seeds crackle, add the curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
Pour this tempering over the Lauki ka Raita recipe (Dudhi Raita) or curds-bottle gourd mixture and mix well. Check the seasoning and adjust to suit your taste buds. The tempering is totally optional.
Mix Lauki ka Raita recipe (Dudhi Raita) well with the help of a spoon.
Serve immediately or refrigerate the lauki ka raita ( Dudhi Raita) & serve chilled after an hour. You can even sprinkle a pinch of red chili powder over the doodhi raita if you prefer eating spicy food.
Discover more Raitas like Spinach and mixed sprouts Raita, Tomato Onion Raita, Beetroot, cucumber and tomato Raita, Mint Raita, Boondi Raita and Spinach Raita on our website.
Lauki ka Raita is Protein rich. Protein rich curd has been teamed up with low calorie bottle gourd. Easy to make this raita is a nutritious and delicious add on to any meal. 50 to 60 gm of protein is the daily requirement of an adult person. This Lauki ka Raita lends 6.1 gm of protein and thus makes up for 10% of your day’s requirement at a go. Moreover, curd is probiotic and hence easily digestible. It soothes your stomach and gives a cooling effect. Worth trying Lauki ka Raita in summers for sure!
Nutrient values Per serving
|Energy|| 133 kcal|
|Protein|| 4.5 gm|
|Carbohydrate|| 8.1 gm|
|Fat|| 8.1 gm|
|Fibre|| 1.1 gm|
|Vitamin A|| 166.8 mcg|
|Calcium|| 112.4 mg|
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