Mattho(Dhoodhi raita)

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Raita is a curd based preparation, in which many different vegetables could be added.Raita has a cooling effect on the body so it is mostly served as a side dish or salad with meals in summer.

There are many variations of raita,viz. boondi raita,dhoodhi raita,cucumber raita,onion raita etc

Following is a recipe of Doodhi raita, also called as mattho, which is really tasty and healthy

Mattho(Dhoodhi raita)
 
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Recipe type: condiments, side dish
Serves: 1-2
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Dhoodhi raita is a very healthy and delicious condiment made from boiled bottle gourd and curd/ yogurt
Ingredients
  • Curd 1 cup
  • Grated Bottlegourd (dhoodhi or kadhoo) ½ cup
  • Salt as per taste
  • Black pepper powder, red chilly powder, jeera powder..a pinch of each
  • Green chilly 1
  • Ginger just a bit
  • Water to adjust consistency
Method
  1. Peel and grate dhoodhi, rinse and boil it for 3-4  minutes
  2. let it cool properly
  3. Blend the curd properly either with handheld blender or mathni, add salt, chopped green chilly, ginger and mix properly
  4. Squeeze the boiled dhoodhi and add it into curd (Reserve the liquid after squeezing out dhoodi, you can use it to add in dal, curries or for kneading dough)
  5. Keep it for 1-2 hrs so that the flavours blend with each other
  6. While serving, sprinkle dash of pepper powders, chopped coriander leaves and enjoy it with your meals to keep yourself cool in summer

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