Plain Bottle Gourd Raita

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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Ingredients

  • 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

  • Heat the oil, add urad dal, after few seconds, add mustard seeds, hing and cover.
  • Let every mustard seed pop.
  • 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.
  • Once the vegetable is soft, transfer it into a mixing bowl and leave aside to cool.
  • In another mixing bowl beat the yogurt into a smooth consistency and stir it into the vegetable after it has cooled down.
  • Transfer the raita into a serving bowl, sprinkle with finely chopped curry leaves and serve.

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