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
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
- 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.