5046 Bottle-Gourd-Mint-Raita

Bottle Gourd & Mint Raita

Bottle Gourd & Mint Raita

This tangy raita preparation makes for a wonderful summertime treat. The bottle gourd blends perfectly with the minty flavor of the raita. The raita gives you minimum calories and makes for a perfect meal time feast for people trying to lose weight.



Preparation Time: 5 minutes



Cooking Time: 5 minutes



Makes: 4 servings



Ingredients:



Grated Bottle Gourd (Dudhi/Lauki)- 1 cup



Low Fat curd (Dahi)- 1 cup



Finely-Chopped Mint Leaves (Pudhina)- 4 tbsp



Roasted Cumin Seeds (Jeera)- ¼ tsp



Sugar- ½ tsp



 



Method:




  • Take the curd in a bowl and beat it with a whisker until it turns smooth. Set aside.




  • Steam the shredded bottle gourd for 4 to 5 minutes, and allow it to cool completely.




  • Put all the ingredients together in a serving bowl and whisk it all together.




  • Refrigerate it for 2 to 3 hours.




  • Serve chilled.



Note: Do not boil the bottle gourd as that will make it very mushy and will take the crunch out of the salad.


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