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Bittergourd and egg stir-fry

This is a super easy light dish which has appeared in many blogs.  I didn't use much oil to cook this and occasionally it will appear on the table whenever I prepare white porridge, much to everyone's delight!

Heat up the wok with some oil, toss in the sliced bittergourd, stir fry.  Toss in the eggs, give it quick stir and that's all there is to it!

Fuss free, light and refreshing ....I do find the crunchy bitter gourd, so yummy!

  • 350 gm bittergourd
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1  Tbsp oil
  • Some light soya sauce and pepper
  • Salt to taste
  1. Wash the bittergourd, cut open lengthwise, remove the seeds and slice it up diagonally.
  2. Mix in some salt and leave aside for about 15 mins.
  3. Squeeze out and discard the water from the now limped bittergourd.  Rinse and drain.
  4. Lightly beat up the eggs, add in pepper and light soya sauce.
  5. Heat up the wok with oil, toss in the bittergourd, stir-fry.
  6. Add in the beaten eggs, give it a quick stir.
  7. Add salt to taste and dish up.
  8. Serve hot with rice or plain white porridge.


  1. I was doing m6y groceries list and wondering what vegetables to cook this weekend. Bingo!

  2. A simple yet delicious dish. I love bittergourd !

  3. i havent tried this way of cooking..and easy too!

  4. I love this dish but my boys don't! So I can't cook this! Pity! It does looks very refreshing!

  5. My hubs loves this! But I always find it a bit too bitter, I prefer to braise it with chicken.

  6. Cheah, I just bought bitter gourd and thought of cooking this too. My favorite ;)

  7. Penny
    Glad that it helps to solve your problem!

    Yes, I do too!

    Simple and easy to prepare!

    Yup, bittergourd is cooling!

    If you add in some salt, then after a while, squeeze out the water, give it a rinse, helps to remove some bitterness of the gourd.

  8. I want bitter gourd! A very healthy and delicious veggie.

  9. I used to hate bittergourd but learning to love it. And one of it is bittergourd omelette. Have a great weekend.
    p/s what's up lately?

  10. Anncoo
    Great minds think alike!

    Yes, full of nutrients which may go unnoticed!

    Yes, need to learn to acquire the taste!

  11. wow I bet this will be a awesome combination :)

  12. My mom loves bittergroud and this seems to be jus the thing i can fix for her!

  13. Ananda
    Oh yes it is, provided you don't mind the bitterness!

    Thanks for dropping by, will hop over to your blog soon!


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