Raita With A Difference

Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
3-4 servings
  • 1 cuppeanut curd
  • 1 cup bottle gourd, grated (any other vegetable like pumpkin, brinjal, other gourds or cucumber can be used, cucumber need not be steamed)
  • ¼ cup grated coconut
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

For Tempering

  • 1 small green chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 4 or 5 curry leaves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
  • ½ tsp ginger, chopped fine
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • salt to taste
  • Steam the grated bottle gourd for 3 minutes.
  • Mix together the peanut curd, steamed gourd, chopped onions and grated coconut.
  • The consistency should be like a thick batter but easy flowing.
  • If it is too thick, add 1- 2 tsp of water.
  • Heat a pan and roast the mustard seeds.
  • When the seeds splutter, add ginger and green chilli and ‘fry’ for 1 minute.
  • Then add the curry leaves and coriander leaves.
  • Stir quickly and remove from the fire.
  • Add this to the curd – gourd mixture.
  • Finally add salt (rock salt can be used) and mix well.
  • ‘Raita with a Difference’ is ready to be served.


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