गर्मी में रखे कूल कूल लौकी का रायता L Lauki Ka Raita Recipe L Lauki Ka Raita For Weight Loss.

Lauki or Ghiya Raita is a simple and easy-to-make North Indian side dish. It's not only delectable but also nutritious. As the name suggests, the main ingredients used in this raita recipe are Lauki (bottle gourd) , curd & tempered with cumin seeds , chilli powder and a tarmaric powder which gives extra punch to boost its taste .
This dish is loaded with the goodness of ghiya (bottle gourd) and curd, both of which are said to be good for the stomach thus making it a perfect dish for the summer make cool cool . This quick raita recipe is ideal for weight loss & to be served at get-together, buffets and parties. It would relished by adults and kids alike. You can also add boondi to this raita recipe, if desired. Try it!

Ingredients: 
100 to 150 grams lauki (bottle gourd or opo squash) Or ¾ to 1 cup grated lauki 1/8 teaspoon salt for cooking lauki 1 cup fresh chilled curd (dahi or yogurt) or 240 to 250 grams curd 1 to 1.25 cups water 1 or 2 green chilies (hari mirch) - finely chopped o
Directions: 
rinse and peel about 100 to 125 grams of lauki. then shred or grate the lauki and keep aside. yield can be from 3/4 to 1 cup of grated lauki. now take the grated lauki and 1 to 1.25 cups water in a pan. stir very well and keep the pan on stove top. then add 1/8 tsp salt. simmer and cook till the lauki softens and is cooked completely. strain the lauki. press with a spoon so that the all the water is extracted. you can also press the cooked lauki in your palms when the heat gets reduced in the lauki. for a quick method, just add the strained lauki to a bowl of cold water. then strain and squeeze them. use the strained water to add to dals or make veggies. whisk fresh chilled curd till smooth in a bowl. add the cooked lauki and and chopped green chilies. add the 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder, a pinch of garam masala powder and black salt. stir very well. serve immediately or chill and serve later. you can garnish with coriander leaves while serving. we don't. only for photographic purpose, i added some coriander leaves. serve with veg pulao, veg biryani or as a side dish with some sauteed veggies or with a combo of dal tadka-rice or dal fry-rice.