Curd or yogurt is an essential accompaniment to a balanced meal. It adds to the protein component of the vegetarian meal, provides the essential probiotic microflora and enhances the tastefulness of a regular meal. One interesting way to add curds to your everyday platter is to make savoury raitas which can easily be combined with paranthas or pulao and biryanis alike. Raita can be made in many various ways by using different vegetables, fruits and spices. Here is a recipe for a spicy and aromatic raita which uses very different ingredients… Bottle gourd, fresh red chillies and garlic….
Thick curds 800 gms
Ghiya /Lauki/Bottle gourd 1
Onions 2 finely chopped
Fresh Red chilly 2
Garlic 1 small bulb/8-10 cloves
Roasted cumin seed powder 1 tsp
Black salt/kala namak to taste
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Peel the onions and chop finely.
Add the spices & chopped coriander. Mix well.