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Lauki Raita Recipe | Bottle Gourd in Yogurt Dip

Coming to today’s recipe, it’s a simple yogurt dish made with bottle gourd. During summer, I love to cook with vegetables with high water content. Bottle gourd, cucumber and white pumpkin are my favorite summer vegetables and you can find them all the time in my fridge. This dish is essentially made with 5 main ingredients that requires less time in the kitchen (well, we will be microwaving the bottle gourd).
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Course Dip, Side Dish
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 1 Cups


  • 1 cup bottle gourd, grated (remove the skin and seeds)
  • 1-2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1.5 cups low fat or full fat Greek or any Indian yogurt
  • 1 cup milk or water
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Roasted cumin seeds and cilantro for garnish (optional)


  • Remove the skin of the bottle gourd. Cut them into half and scoop the seeds out with a spoon. Grate it and microwave on high for 5-8 minutes.
  • Using a whisk, mix yogurt, milk or water, cumin powder, salt and pepper. Add more or less water to dilute the raita as per your liking.
  • Garnish with choppe cilantro and roasted cumin seeds
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