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Bitter Gourd and okra stir fry

Bitter gourd also known as bitter melon or caraille, plays a crucial part in the Caribbean diet.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins


  • 2 bitter gourd sliced, seeds and pith removed + soaked in saline water a handful of okra
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 tsp of thyme
  • 1 tsp of parsley
  • 1 tsp of coriander
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp of black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp of himalayan pink salt
  • some coconut oil for stir frying


  • Use a wok style pan on medium heat with a splash of coconut oil to sautee the onion and scallion for 1-2 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Once golden, toss in t okra and bitter gourd into the wok, flip and rotate the pan so the veggies are coated with the onions and oil.
  • Proceed to season the vegetables with the thyme, parsley, coriander, black pepper and salt.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low until the bitter gourd and okra are completely soft.
  • Serve with brown rice or traditional roti bread


Serving: 1grams
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