Lemon Rice with Loki ka (Bottle Gourd) Raita

Lemon Rice with Bottle Gourd Raita

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  • Oil 4 tbs
  • Pyaz (Onion) Sliced 1 medium
  • Rai dana (Mustard seeds) 1 tsp
  • Sabut lal mirch (Button red chilies) 6-8
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) 1 tsp
  • Mong phali (Peanuts) Salted ¼ cup
  • Chawal (Rice) 2 & ½ Cups (Cooked)
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Khopra (Coconut desiccated) 2-3 tbs
  • Podina (Mint leaves) Chopped 3 tbs
  • Kari pata (Curry leaves) Handful
  • Hari mirch (Green chilies) 3
  • Lemon Juice 2-3 tbs
  • Lemon zest 1 tsp
  • Pani (Water) 2-3 tbs


In pot,add oil and onion, fry until translucent.

Add mustard seeds,button red chilies,turmeric powder,peanuts and fry for 1-2 minutes.

Add cooked rice and salt,mix well.

Add coconut dessicated,mint leaves,curry leaves,green chilies,lemon juice and lemon zest,mix well.

Add water,cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes on low flame.

Serve with bottle gourd raita.

Lauki (Bottle Gourd) ka Raita


  • Lauki (Bottle Gourd) Peeled & shredded ¾ Cup
  • Reserve ¼ cup of lauki water
  • Dahi (Yogurt) Thick 2 Cups
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp or to Taste
  • Chaat Masala 1 tsp
  • Hara dhania (Coriander) chopped 2 tbs
  • Lehsan paste (Garlic paste) 2 tsp
  • Bottle gourd water ¼ Cup
  • Oil 1-2 tbs
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tsp
  • Hari mirch (Green chilies) Chopped 2
  • Sabut lal mirch (Button red chilies) 3-4


In saucepan,add water and peeled & shredded bottle gourd,boil until done,strain and reserve ¼ cup of lauki water and set aside.

In bowl,add yogurt,salt,chaat masala,coriander,garlic paste,boil bottle gourd and bottle gourd water, mix well.

In frying pan,add oil,cumin seeds,green chilies and button red chilies and sauté for a minute.

Now add tadka on yogurt mixture and mix well.

Bottle gourd raita is ready.

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