Healthyfied Ampalaya with Egg

Healthyfied Ampalaya with Egg

My mother gave me ampalaya from Bulacan and I asked my diet buddy how to cook it to lessen its bitterness without soaking it in water.

I was surprised that all I had to do was cook it on its own.


  • 2 bitter gourd (ampalaya)
  • 2 egg
  • 2 tomato
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup water


  • slice the bitter gourd and red onion, dice the tomatoes, mince the garlic
  • heat the pan in low heat then melt the butter
  • add the onion, cook until slightly brown
  • add the garlic and tomato, then add water, cook until tomato softened
  • turn off the heat, add in the eggs, mix it in the pan until eggs are scrambled
  • turn on the heat, put in low, add the bitter gourd (ampalaya), add a little bit of water then cover, let the bitter gourd cook on its own. (No mixing!)

Notes: bitter gourd will turn a little bit yellow once cooked