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Ridged Gourd Raita

Recipe by Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad of Santa Clara, US

Cool Raitha for hot summer days.

Ingredients vegetarian 2 servings

    • 1 cup Ridge Guard pieces (de-skinned)
    • 1 cup plain Yogurt (Curd)
    • 2 tsp Vegetable Oil
    • 2 tsp Mustard seeds
    • a pinch of Asafoetida (hing)
    • 1 tsp Urad dal
    • Salt to taste
    • Chopped Cilantro


    1. Cut Ridge Guard into small bite size pieces.
    2. Heat Oil in a kadai. Add Hing, Mustard seeds. When the seeds splutter, add Urad dal.
    3. When the dal turns light brown, add the chopped Ridge Guard pieces. Fry till soft. Remove to a bowl & allow to cool completely.
    4. Add Salt, Cilantro & Curd. Mix well & serve with steamed Rice, Chapati or Jowar Roti.