Apr 2, 2008

Bitter Gourd With Egg

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.


INGREDIENTS:

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

METHOD:

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".

27 comments:

Pooja said...

Creatively unique dish Dhivya :) .
Thank you girl for your effort in making it and participating :) .
Hugs to you :)

Cham said...

Ha ha, bitter gourd and egg...Noone will scream "NO". Great entry :) Ennaku ippavai sengi sappidanom polla irukku Dhiv!

ranji said...

wow girl!!thats one creative combo!!nice entry!!

Roopa said...

Thats a nice new dish for me :) I will also try it the next time I buy bitter gourd :) Very nice entry:)

Divya Vikram said...

Great way to combine bittergourd with eggs dhivya..Guess A person who hates bittergourd might even like this..

Sagari said...

hmmmm adding eggs is a great idea divyaa

kamala said...

Bittergourd with eggs....new idea.nice entry

ANJALI J. said...

thanks dhivya! pictures are lovely..

TBC said...

That is a nice combo. I am not too crazy about bitter gourd. This might be one way I might eat it.:-)

Kalai said...

Now that's a brilliant idea! Looks great, Dhivya! :)

Uma said...

unique way of cooking bittergourds. Lovely entry, Dhivya.

Anonymous said...

Hey,
This one is malay omelette la.
See omlette.Add tomato stripsto this.Tastes better.
Amelina

Madhavi said...

Wonderful entry dhivya, unique recipe :))

Dhivya said...

hey amelina...

Dont know this is malaysian dish...but my mom lived in malaysia when she was little..thanks for the info...

Jayashree said...

Looks absolutely scrumptious....a unique combo....

Homecooked said...

Very innovative,I must say.Looks really delicious!

Kalpana said...

Wow, good. But, does that still taste bitter?

Nithu said...

That's a good idea to make people eat bitter gourd. Nice one Dhivya.

Rosie said...

I have never heard of bitter gourd before Dhivya. I keep learning new and interesting things. Your dish looks really delicious!

Rosie x

sra said...

I might make it just for its looks!

Saswati said...

this is great and i think you like eggs a lot:)nice entry Dhivya

AnuZi said...

I cant say I like Bitter gourd so I cant really comment. But the pic looks wonderful :o)

Cynthia said...

Dhivya, this is a fantastic idea! I love it and I am definitely going to try it soon!

Jaya said...

this one looks so innovative , Karela and egg nice combo..
hugs and smiles
jaya

Meera said...

Wow, how unique!! Looks wonderful.

Trupti said...

hey dhivya, u made nice & healthy dish ..very innovative. thanks for sharing

Medhaa said...

wow, never thought of making this in my wildest dreams, Great recipe will surely try this