How to make Lauki Raita - Spiced grated bottle gourd with curd served as an accompaniment.

This recipe is from the book Khazana of Indian Recipes.

Main Ingredients : Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi) (लौकी / दूधी), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Raitas

Lauki Raita Recipe Card

Lauki Raita

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Lauki Raita Recipe

  • Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi) 250 grams

  • Yogurt 3 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Peel and grate lauki. Boil grated lauki with a little salt for five minutes.

Step 2

Drain out water and let the lauki cool. Whisk chilled yogurt and mix salt and red chilli powder.

Step 3

Add boiled lauki and mix well. Dry roast cumin and make a coarse powder.

Step 4

Serve lauki raita sprinkled with cumin powder.