Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bitter Gourd with Pork

Cooking Time : 30-40 minutes
Serves : 2-3

500g baby bitter gourd (kyet hin ga thee)
pork (I used left over marinated pork, you can substitute with your choice of meat(e.g chicken will take shorter time to cook))
a spoonful of pounded dried shrimps
2 red onions, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/4 tablespoon red chilli powder
1/4 tablespoon ground turmeric
1/4 tablespoon dark soya sauce
seasons to taste


Cut the bitter gourd into half and remove the seeds using a teaspoon.
Then sliced them approximately 1/2cm in thickness.

Add 1/4 tablespoon of salt in a big bowl of water and add the bitter gourd slices in it while preparing the rest of the ingredients.

Heat oil in the saucepan over a medium heat. Put marinated pork into the hot oil and stir occasionally. Once the meat has turned white in colour, remove the pork from the oil.

Then add onions, garlic, turmeric and red chilli powder to the remaining oil. Stir frequently until the mixture has turned reddish brown. Add pounded dried shrimps and bitter gourd into the saucepan. Give it a quick stir then add the water. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes before adding back the pork pieces into saucepan. Spread dark soya sauce over and give it a good stir. Cover and simmer for another 10-15 minutes. Occasionally stirring the mixture until the liquid has reduced and it is ready.

Enjoy! Oh wait, let me get a plate of steaming rice to go with this.


လင္းၾကယ္ျဖဴ September 11, 2009 at 8:26 AM  

Yes Please ,
You may go and get a bowl of steam rice .
I"ll try it right away .....JOKE!!
It looks fabulous !!
Have fun..
Linn Kyel Phyu

Moulmein Thu September 11, 2009 at 3:44 PM  

Here is your bowl of steaming rice.
enjoy your food :)

Leslie September 12, 2009 at 12:14 AM  

I hated bitter gourd when I was growing up. Now I crave it. Your dish looks tasty :)

Abraham S Chacko October 22, 2009 at 7:22 AM  

hi this looks a brilliant idea for people like me who do like bitter gourd. i will try it but with beef.
check me on and pls be a follower there

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