Ash Gourd Raitha

Ash Gourd Raitha - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
This is the traditional recipe and served very next to Payasam (Kheer) in all important feasts of Tamil Nadu.
This healthy, fiber rich and easy to make raita tastes exotic with any type of meals. The creamy and white raitha looks great when served on the green banana leaves...
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Savoury
Calories 135 kcal
Servings 4


  • 300 gms Ash gourd
  • 2 tbsp Coconut grated
  • 3 Green Chillies
  • 2 cup Curd Fresh, made from skimmed milk
  • Salt
  • 1 handful Coriander chopped
  • 1 handful Curry leaves chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Oil


  • Select matured and stubborn Ash gourd. The spongy one does not suit to make raithas. Peel the skin and cut them into small rectangle pieces.
  • Without adding water semi boil them in a steamer or in idli plates. See to it that the pieces are firm and do not become very soft. Keep them aside to cool down.
    Ash Gourd Raitha - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Grind coconut and chilies with required salt for the raitha to paste adding minimum water. Now add chopped coriander leaves, ground paste and curd to the veg pieces and stir well.
  • Do the seasoning with mustard seeds and curry leaves. If you are planning to have lunch later refrigerate it and use before serving.

Recipe Notes

  • A very ideal recipe for those who are under the weight reducing process if you use the curd made from skimmed milk with low fat.
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 86IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 2mg

Subhashni Venkatesh
Subhashni Venkatesh

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