lauki aur tomato ka raita recipe | tomato bottle gourd raita | healthy low fat raita |
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lauki aur tomato ka raita is made from lauki, curd, tomato, pudina and spices.
Raitas are an indispensable part of Indian meals. They combine well with main courses and snacks that are spice heavy, but also taste great just like that!
Here is a delicious lauki aur tomato ka raita of bottle gourd and tomatoes, perked up with mint leaves and roasted cumin seeds.
See why lauki aur tomato ka raita is healthy? Here, we have replaced full-fat curds with low-fat curds, and also used mineral-rich, cholesterol-lowering bottle gourd generously to add more volume to the raita without adding excessive calories. The tomato bottle gourd raita with its lingering flavour is not just tasty but heart friendly too, making it a doubly welcome addition to your meal.
Tips for lauki aur tomato ka raita. 1. Make sure you grate the lauki just before making the final raita as it tends to darken very quickly. 2. Use a small whisk while mixing the raita.
Enjoy lauki aur tomato ka raita recipe | tomato bottle gourd raita | healthy low fat raita | with step by step photos below.
- lauki aur tomato ka raita, in a bowl, put 1 cup low fat curds (dahi).
- Beat the curds with a whisk.
- Add the ingredients in a deep bowl and mix well.
- Refrigerate the lauki aur tomato ka raita for half an hour and serve chilled.
Lauki Aur Tomato ka Raita recipe with step by step photos
What are Raitas ? Raita is a quintessential accompaniment for any Indian meal. It adds a refreshing note, making the heaviest of meals seem light and digestible. Simply put, raita means veggies and/or fruits in curd.
South Indians temper the raita with mustard and red chillies, while in the North it is served with a sprinkling of spice powders. A raita can be standalone, like Tomato Raita, Pineapple Raita or Onion Raita. Or, it can be a combo of fruits and veggies like Dill and Cucumber Raita.
Often, a garnish of coriander or mint is added to give the raita a herby punch. The herb itself can be the focus of a raita, as in the case of the popular Mint Raita!
You can also make fun-packed raitas like the Boondi Raita, which appeal to kids as well as adults. Get creative with the fruit-veggie combos and garnishes too.
When you are in the mood for some experimentation, try garnishing your raita with crushed toasted papad just before serving. Or, add some roasted cashews or crushed peanuts for a crunchy interlude. Unleash your imagination, and you will realize the world of raitas is endless.
What is lauki aur tomato ka raita made off ? lauki aur pudine ka raita recipe | dudhi pudina raita | lauki pudina raita | how to make bottle gourd mint raita | mint flavoured lauki raita | is made from lauki, curd, tomato, pudina and spices.
This is what lauki looks like.
Wash and then peel the skin off the lauki (bottlegourd).
Hold a vegetable grater in one hand and the bottle gourd on the other. Starting from the top end of the grater, place it on the blade and push it down wards to get thickly grated/ thinly grated bottle gourd.
In a bowl, put 1 cup low fat curds (dahi).
Beat the curds with a whisk.
Add 4 tbsp chopped mint leaves (phudina).
Add 1/4 tsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera).
Add 1/4 tsp black salt (sanchal).
Add 1/2 tsp sugar (optional).
Add the grated lauki.
Add 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes.
Whisk lauki aur tomato ka raita well.
Refrigerate for at least ½ hour. Serve lauki aur tomato ka raita chilled.
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