Bitter Gourd/Bitter Melon are one of my favorite but non of my 3 kids enjoy it. Sometimes, I will just cook it and share it with my mother. We both love bitter gourd - bitter gourd omelette, stir-fry it with roasted pork or chicken meat & black bean paste. I love bitter gourd soup too which can help to reduce our body heat. There are 2 types of bitter gourd, one are the smaller in size, the darker green color which is very much bitter. It was use by the diabetic people to make it into juices and the other one are bigger in size where most people use it for cooking. Always choose the ripe bitter gourd as it will taste less bitter, choose the bitter gourd which has bigger bumps and pale in color - that's the ripe one !!
1 medium bitter gourd - cut into half and remove the seeds.
1 tsp salt (for marinade the bitter gourd)
5 large eggs - beat lightly
1 clove garlic chopped
salt and pepper to taste
oil for frying
Wash the halves bitter gourd. Slices the bitter gourd thinly and marinade it with 1 tsp of salt. Set aside for at least 10 minutes.
Squeeze the marinated sliced bittergourd, to remove as much liquid as possible.
Wash the bittergourd under tap water and drain dry.
Heat wok with 2 tbsp oil. Add in the chopped garlic, stir-fry until it become golden color.
Add in the sliced bitter gourd and continue to stir-fry it until the bitter gourd is soft & cooked.
Add salt and pepper to taste into the beaten eggs. Stir to mix it throughly.
Pour eggs over bittergourd and fry until the eggs are set and golden brown.
Serve hot with steamed rice/porridge.
How do you all like bitter gourd?? or any of your don't like it?? Please share with me more recipes on bitter gourd, would love to try it !!
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