Dudhi – Lauki Raita

Dudhi or Lauki is one of the “Not So Liked” Veggie, and I’ve no idea why? Infact this is one of the most versatile gourd. We can prepare Koftas which make instant restaurant styled, Dudhi Halwa is a lovely sweet and dudhi also goes as one of the most tasty fritters.


And today I tried out this instant Raita. I dint know we could have this raw. I found this recipe in the Marwadi Cookbook by SK. Yes, I’m trying to complete One of my New Year resolution – to prepare atleast One dish from my cookbooks per month.

You Need:

  • Bottle gourd: 2cups – peeled and grated
  • Curd: 1/2cup
  • Red Dry Chillies: 3-4
  • Asafoetida: pinch
  • Mustard Seeds: 2tsp
  • Cumin Powder: 1tbsp
  • Red Chilli Powder: 1stp
  • Ghee for tadka
  • sugar to taste
  • salt to taste


You Do:

  1. Mix the grated bottle gourd and curd. Add sugar and salt and mix thoroughly.
  2. Heat ghee and add the tempering stuff mentioned in BLUE.
  3. Once the spluttering is done, mix it with bottle gourd mix from step One.


Done ! We took it along with our lunch box. It tastes quite good and gives a very different palate to Lauki.


  1. looks very perfect and yummy !!

  2. I make similar one with white pumpkin, yummy! WIll try this!

  3. Yumm, delicious raita, truly inviting..

  4. I love dudhi raitha ..but do in little diff way ..this looks so yum

  5. Will surely try this , looks yum!

  6. cant wait to try. But can I eat it with rice or roti?


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