This is one kind of bitter gourd dishes made by my mom. This dish is for bitter gourd lovers and those who doesn't like this vegetable can also try this recipe to start liking it. We(me and my sister) eat this atleast for the egg bits.Bitter gourd also tastes good stir fried with turmeric. Normally, I like to add an egg or two to the vegetable because the eggs counter the tartness of the bitter gourd. Though its extremely bitter, it has tons of nutritional values to it. It stimulates digestion and is also very good for diabetes people.Easy to make yet so delicious,can be had as it is or goes well with sambhar and rasam rice.
Egg (beaten) – 3
Pavakkai (bitter melon or bitter gourd) – 2
Green Chilli - 2(optional)
Scallion – 1bunch
Medium-sized onions - 1
Minced garlic – 4 cloves
Chopped tomatoes – 2
Trim away the two pointed ends of the pavakkai and cut them in half lengthwise. Remove the pale, seeded section with a spoon and discard it. Cut the darker green outer shells into wide strips.
Prepare a solution of 2 cups water and 1 tbsp salt in a bowl. Put the pavakkai strips into this bowl and set aside for 10 mins.Drain the pavakkai and rinse the strips under running water. Drain again and pat dry. Cut the scallion,onions and green chilli.
Heat the oil in a pan over a medium flame. When hot, put in the garlic and fry until garlic is light brown. Add the green chilli,onions and fry for 2 minutes. Then add tomatoes and fry 2 minutes. Now add pavakkai and turn down the heat. Stir occasionally and fry around 10 minutes or until it is tender. Add beaten eggs and the salt.
Stir and cook until eggs have reached a consistency you like. Remove from heat, add scallion strips and serve.
Sending this to pooja who is hosting Vegetable Of the Week - "Bitter Gourd".