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Bottle guard Salad (Raita)

Bottle guard is a veggie which doesn’t have glamor around it. But has high nutritional and medicinal value. It is rich in vitamin c and zinc. Today I am going to make a simple bottle guard raita. Ground raw mustard seeds give a unique flavor to bottle guard salad. Even if you don’t like bottle guard, this is worth making to include Bottle guard in your diet.

  1. 2 cups bottle guard finely chopped 
  2. 1 cup curd
  3. 1.5 teaspoon of mustard seeds
  4. 1 green chili, 1 red chili
  5. 2 teaspoon fresh coconut/roasted ground nut powder
  6. 1 teaspoon sugar
  7. ½ teaspoon asafetida
  8.  ½ teaspoon ghee (clarified butter)
  9.   Water(2 glasses)



  1. Put two glasses water in a pan and boil the same. Now lower the flame and add finely chopped bottle guard and pinch of salt to it.
  2. By covering the pan let it cook for 10 minutes on a medium flame.
  3. Then strain the additional water and let it cool down for 10-15   minutes.
  4. Grind fresh coconut, green chili, salt, sugar and mustard seeds by adding tablespoon of water if required. Mixture should be very fine after grinding.
  5. In a bowl, put cooked bottle guard, curd and ground mixture made in above step.
  6. Keep small pan on low flame, add clarified butter, now add ½ teaspoon of mustard seeds, cut dry red chilies, asafetida and mix well and switch off the flame.
  7. Let it cool down for 5 minutes, then add ghee preparation to bottle guard and mix it well.
  8. Our bottle guard raita is ready to have. J

Preparation Tips:

  1. Key ingredient to this recipe is mustard powder, so grind mustard very finely to get unique taste.
  2. If you are using roasted ground nut powder instead of fresh coconut then you may add it directly to raita instead of grinding as mentioned in step.


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