Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Doodhichi Koshimbir (Lauki Raita)

One more for the SWC-Maharashtra & Vow-Bottle gourd

This is a very traditional raita made during the Peshwai rule.... Got this wonderful recipe from one of my Maharashtrian friend and also the information about it...

Ingredients

1 cup bottle gourd
2 tbsp sweet yogurt
a pinch of black pepper powder
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
a pinch of asafoetida
a pinch of turmeric
salt to taste


Method
1. Peel, wash and dice the bottle gourd. Pressure cook for 1 or 2 whistles.
2. Cool and then add yogurt, salt, pepper, sugar and mix.
3. Heat oil in a small kadhai. Add cumin seeds when they crackle add turmeric and asafoetida. Pour this tempering on the raita.

Note: If you dont like the tempering have the raita with out it.

11 comments:

Pooja said...

lauki raita looks delicious.thank you fros your participation dear sheetal.

Andhra Flavors said...

hey its new to me. thanks for new recipe with botle gourd.

notyet100 said...

yummy one,..pic too good,..

Shreya said...

this raita looks really healthy and tasty!

A&N said...

simple, healthy and delicious....just the way I like it :) Thanks for the recipe :)

Sunshinemom said...

We make this the cucumber way - grate and steam the lauki slightly and season the same way as you have done. I like your idea too:)

Amma said...

a must try,,,,thanks...

Rashmi said...

hey the reciepe is totally new to me..
u have got a wonderful blog...
do visit my blog when u find time...
http://envittuvirundhusamayal.blogspot.com

easycrafts said...

Healthy and innovative

Anisheetu said...

thanks to all for the comments :)

Indranee said...

Lovely raita and a great appetizer!

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