Bitter gourd with Eggs

Does Bitter gourd turn you away? If yes , read the below facts and be enlightened about the goodness of this bitter veggie.
If not, jump straight to the recipeJ
This vegetable is an excellent source of health benefiting phyto-nutrient, folates, flavonoids such as b-carotene, a- carotene, lutein, zeaxanthins. It also contains good amount of vitamin A. These compounds help act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging, cancers and various disease processes. [Info courtesy: Nutrition and You]
And most importantly this veggie is in fact very cooling for your body , a perfect item to include in tropical diet

This dish is very common in hawker centers/food courts in Singapore. I usually pick the version with Bitter gourd and fermented black beans.
I have no clue where to find fermented black beans so I am stickling to the second version with eggs.
The recipe was passed down to me by one of my dear friend.

Bitter gourd with Eggs
1/2  Bitter gourd
1 egg
1 tspn Soy sauce
1 garlic chopped
1 Green Chili
Slice the half bitter gourd, length wise and scoop out the seeds. Slice the bitter gourd thinly.
If you want to reduce the bitterness , you can spread the sliced bitter gourds in a kitchen towel and this will take away some bitter juices.
Heat oil in pan and stir fry garlic and chilies for few seconds.
Add the sliced bitter gourd and stir fry for 3-4 minutes until it turn slightly translucent 
Drizzle the soy sauce over the bitter gourds and stir well.
Now you can beat the egg and pour the egg over the bitter gourds. Stir fry until egg is cooked.


  1. Yumm and healthy bittergrd and Egg Combo Dear.Luks delicious.Luv it.

  2. healthy recipe....interesting combo!

  3. yummy n healthy combo...delicious recipe.

  4. Wow looks yummy and delicious .... Very tempting clicks ....

  5. Healthy and delicious !!

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  6. Nice clicks Ramya. Healthy combo too.

  7. Wonderful healthy combo Ramya,love it..

  8. Definitely one of my favorite dishes. I ate it everyday in Singapore. To reduce bitterness for children, I find heat with oil or water cut down the bitterness. Sometimes I use salt to let the bitter juice drain out first and then rinse with hot water. Also, the white spongy lining that holds the seeds is really bitter, if I remove all of that, it is much better. When I boil it with beans or meat, the soup is super delicious as it renders the soup great depth. Not sure how to describe that taste, it is a deep sweetness like the aftertaste you get from caramel. In chinese it is called "Gan" or 甘.

  9. Nice way to mask the bitterness of bittergourd, healthy and protein rich too.

  10. Very interesting, never had this combo before!

  11. interesting combination...

  12. Simple yet tasty! You can by fermented black bean from NTUC....

  13. Hey thats a very interesting combo.. Never tried or ate this before! I gottu try :)

  14. very new combinationlooking super
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