Monday, March 30

Vegan Sauteed Bitter Gourd

A dish that is both beautiful and healing food. The ingredients heals almost all known serious diseases including cancer. 

Commonly cooked with eggs and meat, I used crushed tofu and added turmeric (adds yellow, egg-ish look to the tofu) .

My family loved it .  and even said it smelled fresher than adding scrambled egg.

Ingredients :

2 tbsp of coconut oil ( this oil adds nutty flavor to the dish) or olive oil

2 medium tomatoes chopped, 1 medium red onion sliced, and 1 small garlic sliced

Salt and pepper ( I used 1/2 teaspoon each) , turmeric ( to add yellowish color, makes the tofu look like scrambled egg

2 blocks of crushed firm tofu (use fresh or not the frozen ones)

4 medium sized amapalaya or bitter gourd thinly sliced.

Directions : 

1. Heat a clean wok, then add 2 tbsp of coconut oil

2. In the heated oil, Saute onion, garlic and tomatoes.
              I usually add onion first , then when it's a bit brown I add the garlic. When you smell that delicious onion and garlic aroma, add the chopped tomatoes. 

3. Add the salt, pepper and turmeric. Remember to add or reduce the amount I suggested above according to your preferences.

4. Mix them well. When the odor and the color spices and the TOG ( Tomatoes, Onion and Garlic ) 
add the crushed tofu then fry for about 5-10 mins. Mix them well.

5. When the excess moisture evaporated already, or when you hear that there's that frying soumd.. mix them and add the ampalaya or bitter gourd. Mix them well, reduce heat to low, then cover.

6. Remember to not mix them again after you cover the wok, so the bitterness of the ampalaya or the bitter gourd will not come out.

After about 10 - 15 minutes. You may already serve it and enjoy with rice.

This serves 8-10 

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