Bitter Gourd (Bitter Melon) Recipes

Alpa Momaya

September 2, 2022

There are plenty of ways using which you can consume bitter gourd. Incorporating bitter gourd in your daily diet is quite easy. You can simply eat bitter gourd raw as a salad, or simply blend it into a tasty beverage, or make bitter gourd tea.

1. Bitter Gourd Tea

You can make healthy tea out of bitter gourd at home. The recipe is quite easy and you can make it every day.
Course Drinks
Servings 1 People


  • 3-4 slices Dried or fresh slices of bitter gourd (no seeds)
  • 200 ml water
  • Honey or agave syrup


  • Take a tea pan, pour some water, and bring it to boil.
  • Boil the water on medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Put bitter gourd slices and into the boiling water and stir properly so that all the nutrients are immersed into the water.
  • Turn off the stove, add honey and let it sit aside for a couple of minutes.
  • Use a strainer and filter the content.
  • Serve hot
Keyword bitter, tea

2. Stir-Fried Bitter Gourd

Bitter gourd fries are the best and tastiest way to consume bitter gourd.
Course Snack
Servings 1 plate


  • 1 tbsp Olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 sliced bitter gourds – seeds removed
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 1 finely chopped tomato
  • 1 small onion – finely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • Pepper powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat up the stove, place a saucepan, and pour oil
  • Add finely chopped onion and crushed garlic cloves to the pan
  • Stir the mixture until you achieve medium-brown texture
  • Now add chopped tomatoes into the pan and stir properly
  • After 2-3 minutes of stirring, add sliced bitter gourd to the pan
  • Cook until the bitter gourd turns translucent
  • Whisk two eggs and pour the mixture into the pan
  • Continue to stir until the eggs are cooked
  • Turn off the stove and season the content with salt and pepper
  • Eat as it is or serve it with noodles or rice
Keyword bitter gourd

About the Author

As the holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics from the University of Mumbai, Alpa Momaya has always understood the value of good nutrition in an individual's life. She is a Registered Nutritional Practitioner (Canada) with over 15 years of experience in the field. Specializing in Clinical Nutrition, Pre & Post Natal Diets, and Weight Management, Alpa found her calling as a Sr. Nutritionist with HealthifyMe. Alpa's love for cooking and good nutrition has seen her contribute several recipes to the HealthifyMe database over the years. Additionally, she takes a keen interest in reading and painting.

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