Saturday, April 23, 2011

Haalugumbala kaayi Bajji/ Bottle Gourd Raita

 Here is a North Canara ( Uttara Kannada) style healthy raita for you prepared of Bottle Gourd.I learn t this from my mom.Give it try. Enjoy.
  • 1 cup finely chopped Bottle Gourd
  • 1 finely chopped Onion
  • 2-3 tbsp grated Coconut
  • 1 cup Yogourt
  • salt to taste
For tempering
  • 1 tsp cooking Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2-3 green Chilies chopped

  • Cook the chopped Bottle Gourd in water with some salt until tender.Allow to cool.
  • Finely grind the Coconut into thick paste using some water,mix with cooked Bottle Gourd.
  • Now add chopped Onion, Yogourt,adjust the Salt to taste.
  • Temper with Mustard and green Chilies. 
  • Serve with rice.


  1. First time here....

    raita looks healthy and delicious...
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  2. Never tried Bottle Gourd with Yogurt, Will give it a try soon...

    Yum! Yum! Yum!