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Plain Bottle Gourd Raita Recipe

Plain Bottle Gourd Raita is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Thursday, 21 July, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Saute Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1 - fresh bottle gourd, peeled and chopped finely
  • 2 cups - yogurt
  • 2 - Green chillies
  • 1/2 bunch - coriander, chopped finely
  • 1 sprig - Curry leaves
  • 1.5 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp - black gram or Urad Dal with skin
  • 1/4 tsp - Hing
  • A pinch - Turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 - tbsp - Olive oil
  • How to Make Plain Bottle Gourd Raita:

    1. Heat the oil, add urad dal, after few seconds, add mustard seeds, hing and cover.
    2. Let every mustard seed pop.
    3. Add curry leaves and green chillies, saute them a little, then add the chopped bottle gourd and salt, cover and cook on low or medium heat stirring at times.
    4. Once the vegetable is soft, transfer it into a mixing bowl and leave aside to cool.
    5. In another mixing bowl beat the yogurt into a smooth consistency and stir it into the vegetable after it has cooled down.
    6. Transfer the raita into a serving bowl, sprinkle with finely chopped curry leaves and serve.


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