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Lauki Angara Raita | (Keto + Charcoal Flavored) | Bottle Gourd Raita

Lauki Angara Raita recipe is a very tasty and nutritious recipe. This lauki raita pairs well with pulao, biryani, or khichdi.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Accompaniments
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Bottle Gourd raita, gluten free, keto, lauki raita recipe
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 85kcal
Author: Pradeep Mamgain


  • 500 grams bottle-gourd grated
  • 250 grams plain yogurt
  • 70 grams onion medium-sized,
  • 4 grams green chili chopped
  • 3 grams ground cumin seeds (roasted)
  • 2 grams ground carom seeds (roasted)
  • 10 grams coriander leaves
  • 5 grams salt
  • 1 pc charcoal
  • 6 grams clarified butter (ghee)
  • 3 grams cumin seeds
  • 2 grams ground kashmiri red chili
  • 1.5 grams red chili whole
  • 1 slice onion


  • Peel and wash bottle gourd. Now, shred or grate it and don’t throw away the juice.
  • Heat a pan and pour grated bottle gourd into it. Stir for 1 minute and then cover and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Stir until water dries up.
  • In a mixing pan, whisk yogurt to a smooth consistency.
  • Now, add finely chopped onions, finely chopped green chilies, roasted cumin seeds powder, roasted carom seeds powder, and finely chopped coriander leaves. Add cooked bottle gourd and mix well. Add salt and mix well.
  • Take an onion slice and put it at the center of the pan. Heat a piece of charcoal and place it on the onion slice. Next, por clarified butter over charcoal and then cover the pan for 1 minute. Next, we will prepare tempering for raita.
  • Now, in a Tadka pan, heat clarified butter.
  • Add cumin seeds, kashmiri lal mirch powder, and red chilies. Heat clarfied butter for a little longer than you would do for the regular tempering. Here, we want to depict that charcoal has a burning effect on raita. But be careful, don’t burn the ingredients. Add the tempering to raita.



  • Serving: Serve it with biryani, khichdi, dal-chapati, or dal-rice.
  • Additions: If you want, you can add chopped ginger, mint leaves, and coarse peanut powder as well.
  • Caution: You don’t have to overcook else it will lose the taste.
  • Optional: If you have a steamer, you can steam the lauki along with green chilies.
  • Following the same process, you can also make beetroot raita.


Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 532mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 379µg | Vitamin B6: 1mg | Vitamin B12: 1µg | Vitamin C: 3mg | Vitamin D: 1µg | Vitamin E: 1mg | Vitamin K: 8µg | Calcium: 122mg | Copper: 1mg | Iron: 2mg | Magnesium: 47mg | Phosphorus: 84mg | Zinc: 1mg