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Lauki Ka Raita

Lauki Ka Raita Recipe - Easy Bottlegourd Yoghurt Relish

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course brunch, condiments
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • 150 grams bottle gourd (approx half bottle gourd)
  • 250 grams curd
  • 1 green chilli chopped
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • black salt to taste

For the tempering

  • 1 tbsp mustard oil
  • 1 tsp panch phoran


  • Peel and grate the bottle gourd. If you have a steamer, steam the lauki along with green chilli and raisins. If not then boil in water till done and then drain out the water. Set aside for cooling.
  • Whisk the curd till smooth. Add the steamed/boiled lauki and salt.
  • In a small pan, heat mustard oil. Add panch phoran and sautee for 2 minutes till fragrant. Add to the raita and serve chilled.


Panch Phoran is a bengali spice mix made of five spices mixed in equal amounts. The spices are fenugreek (methi dana), nigella seeds (kalonji), cumin seeds (jeera), fennel seeds (saunf) and mustard seeds (rai).
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