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Lauki Ka Raita Recipe

Yields1 Serving

 , 1 cup chopped Bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki) , 1/4 cup slIced Onions , 1/4 tsp finely chopped Green chillies , 1 tsp finely chopped Ginger (adrak) , 1 cup beaten fresh Khoya href="/glossary/Curds_gid189">Curds (dahi) , 3 tbsp roasted and powdered Peanuts , Salt to taste For The Tempering , 2 tsp Coconut Oilor any other refined Oil , 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds ( rai / sarson) , 7 to 8 Curry leaves (kadi patta) 2 tbsp finely chopped Onions

Combine the bottle gourd, onions, green chillies, ginger and 1½ cup of water in a deep pan, mix well and cover and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes or till all the water evaporates. Keep aside. Add the curds, peanuts and salt, mix well. Remove and keep aside. For the tempering, heat the oil in a small pan and add the mustard seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the curry leaves, red chillies and onions and saute on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring continuously. Pour the tempering over the curds-bottle gourd mixture and mix well. Serve immediately.