Sunday, January 5, 2014

Cucumber white gourd raita recipe - Lauki kheera raita recipe

Lauki kheera raita in a serving bowl
Lauki, kheera raita recipe - A cool and refreshing raita made with cucumber, steamed white gourd and curds to serve as  an accompaniment with spicy main course dish. Cucumber raita is staple side dish in many homes. But for a change 

I prepared raita by combining steamed white gourd or lauki and raw cucumber. This raita is very healthy, simple and easy to prepare with easily available vegetables. 

It contains all the goodness of lauki, cucumber and yogurt. Cucumber and lauki has cooling effect hence the raita helps to keep the abdominal system cool and comfort.

Cucumber White Gourd  Raita Recipe
prepared lauki kheera raita
Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Serves 2

Ingredients
  • 1 cup grated and steamed white gourd / lauki / sorekayi
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and grated
  • whipped curd / yogurt
  • ½  tsp sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
For the tempering
  • 2 tsp ghee / oil
  • 1 small green chilly, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds / jeera
Method
  1. Peel and grate the lauki. Steam cook it until soft. Cool  it.  
  2. Add peeled and grated cucumber to it. Add whipped yogurt, chopped coriander leaves, sugar and salt to it. Mix well with a spoon.
  3. Heat 2 tsp of ghee/oil  in a small pan. Fry chopped green chillies and jeera in it to make a tadka. 
  4. Pour the tadka over the raita. Mix well and  keep it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Serve chilled.
Cucumber white gourd  raita - step by step pictures

1.  Peel and grate the lauki. Steam cook it until soft. Cool  it.   Add peeled and grated cucumber to it.
boiled lauki
2.  Add whipped yogurt, chopped coriander leaves, sugar and salt to it. Mix well with a spoon.
lauki, kheera cilantro mixed to make raita
3.  Heat 2 tsp of ghee/oil  in a small pan. Add the  chopped green chillies and jeera. Fry for a whilet to make a tadka. Pour the tadka over the raita. Mix well and  keep it in the refrigerator for half an hour.
pour the tempering on raita
4.  Serve the cucumber white gourd  raita chilled.
prepared lauki kheera raita

15 comments:

  1. wow..healthy raita my favourat

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  2. this is new combo...nice cliks..

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  3. very very healthy and a cooling raita, super...

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  4. Creamy and yummy raita..love it

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  5. So different raita... But healthy one...

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  6. Wow this is a new combo for me, haven't tried it..Looks so delectable!! :)

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  7. love this combo...yummy and healthy..

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  8. Very healthy raita. Looks tempting!

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  9. Combination is new to me.but very healthy raita..

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  10. Healthy and delicious!! While i do make cucumber raita and lauki raita separately, love the way you have combined both!!

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  11. Very nice.. looks very refreshing raita :)

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