I know many people don't like this small bitter gourd ( some say it indian bitter gourd,maybe Indian people like to eat this kind of bitter gourd ) because it very bitter.But i like it( i only like cooked bitter gourd).Normally my mother will use small bitter gourd to make soup.Pork ribs small bitter gourd soup (苦瓜排骨汤).It won't feel bitter after cook.
For people who high blood pressure,every morning drink one glass of small bitter gourd,green apple and one stick of celery juice.It very good.Bitter gourd more bitter is more good.It also can help to cold down our body temperature.If you has denggi,double boiled smalll bitter gourd with frog (田鸡).It can cold down body temperature and frog it high in protein.
I remember when i do detox.Every morning i have to drink this bitter gourd juice.I can not direct drink like that.I add 1/2 lemon juice on let.I can not stand the bitter taste.Raw bitter gourd is very bitter.
I want my boyfriend eat this bitter gourd (he hate bitter vegetable),so i try many way to cook bitter gourd.Lucky he like this crispy fried bitter gourd.Everytime i want he to eat bitter gourd,i will tell him after cook it won't taste bitter (sometime he like kid.hahaha!! :P)
This crispy fried bitter gourd you can found it at mamak store.It is a Indian dish.It is not spicy but very fragrant with spices.Taste a bit bitter.
Here is the recipe :
recipe source : Echo's Kitchen
2 small bitter gourd/indian bitter gourd(my bitter gourd abit big in size,so i use 2 only.if your bitter gourd is small,you can use 4)
1tsp chilli powder
1tsp turmeric powder
1tsp cumin powder
1 1/2tbsp rice flour
some oil for deep-frying
- Wash the bitter gourd.Slice it as thin as you can.Don't remove the seed unless it's too big and rough.
- Mix the sliced bitter groud with all the spices,salt and oil.Let it marinate for 10 minutes.
- Then sprinkle rice flour and mix well.
- Deep fried until golden brown at medium heat.
- Serve it hot.