Bitter Melon Stirr Fry

Bitter Melon Stirr Fry



  1. 2 carrots, thinly sliced or shredded.
  2. 150 gr French beans, thinly sliced
  3. 2 Frühlingzwiebeln, feingehackt
  4. 2 eggs, beaten
  5. 1 tsp vegetable broth powder

Spice for the paste:

  1. 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  2. 1/2 tsp Pepper or 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  3. 4 Shallots, crashed and sliced
  4. 1 tsp Salt

Bitter Melon Stir Fry

Place of origin: Java

Source: My Grandmother


Have you ever wondered what is actually the secret tricks of making a delicious asian stir fry dish? The answer is very simple: 1st. Sufficient spice, means more is better than less. 2nd. Stir-fry the spice until fragrant or you can smell the good aroma. Attention !!!!. To most european people, the smell of terasi is offensive and strong in bad way. You should probably seal off the kitchen from other parts of the house. Honest to say even my husband has a short word about it “It’s stinks !!” 😉


  1. Put all ingredients for the paste ( except Shallot) in a mortar / grinding stone and grind until smooth.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a fryingpan and stir fry the beaten eggs. Stirring quickly to get it scrambled. Keep aside.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in those used frying pan and stir fry the paste. Stirring all the time until fragrant.
  4. Add carrots and French bean and stir fry until the vegetable are cooked.
  5. Add the scrambled egg and broth powder. Stir to mix.
  6. Add salt to taste. Serve right away.

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