Friday, June 19, 2009

Chicken with BitterGourd

Look at this yummy Chicken BitterGourd in Black SoyBeans which I have prepared for my family. :) they enjoyed it! It is a delicious savoury dish with thick yummy gravy to go with steamed rice.

BitterGourd has great nutritional values. My mum used to make bittergourd n celery juice for mantainence of good health. Bittergourd as the name suggest, it sure has a bitter taste, my mum's advice was to choose those bittergourd with broad width lines on the surface and that should taste just good.

All you need :
  1. 1/2 chicken or 2 pc chicken breast meat - chop into pieces

  2. 1 med size bittergourd - cut into slant pieces

  3. 6 pips garlic - chopped

  4. 2 Tbs fermented black soy beans

  5. 1 Tbs fermented soy beans

  6. 1 Tbs cornflour * mix with 1 Tbs water

Simple Process :

  1. Marinate the chicken with dark soy sauce for 30 mins before cooking

  2. Heat the wok with a little oil and saute the chopped garlic, fermented black soybeans and fermented soy beans together over med heat

  3. Add in the chicken and stir well, add in the pieces of bitter gourd together with a little water (3 - 4 Tablespoonful) and allow it to simmer over low heat. The chicken will release some water during the process of cooking.

  4. Allow the chicken and bittergourd to simmer slowly till chicken is cooked or till gravy has more or less thicken

  5. Lastly, add the cornflour before dishing it out.

Have a Happy Meal!


  1. Jean, thank you for dropping by at my site. I like bitter gourd. I think it is good for our health.

  2. Hi Zue, thanks for dropping by n yes, bitter gourd is good for health. Great and hope you like "our home" recipes..cheers!

  3. Nice recipe. After knowing the health benefits of Bitter gourd i have starting loving it. Bitter gourd is rich in vitamin A, B1, B2 and c and contains minerals like calcium, phosphorous, iron, copper and potassium.