The thought we often associate with “ampalaya” is bitterness and a generally unpleasant taste. And although it is true that this vegetable has this flavor.
it is called bitter melon – it does not always have to taste bad. Some ampalaya may initially have this overpowering bitterness, but when cooked properly, it can actually have a pleasant aromatic and delicious taste. The classic dish you
We do this with a few kitchen essentials. This includes garlic, black pepper, eggs and tomatoes. You’ll be surprised what you can do with such simple ingredients. Jinisang Ampalaya has a well-balanced group of flavors – from piquancy to pleasant subtle bitterness. And, of course, we must not forget that this is a very healthy and nutritious dish.
Not only is it more than enough for a good meal, but it also contains a variety of vitamins and minerals. Only from ampalaya you can get a lot of vitamin C. It is necessary for the formation of bones, as well as for protection against diseases. The ingredient is also popular for its anti-diabetic functions as it contains an insulin-like peptide.
You can also try an easy way to rub a vegetable with salt. Take the ampalaya slices, remove the seeds and spread a teaspoon of salt inside the ingredient. Rub the vegetable with salt and leave for 5 minutes. Your ampalaya should be much less bitter after this.
How to cook Ginisang Ampalaya:
We’ll start by preparing our ampalaya, but you can also skip this if you’re already prepared to reduce the bitterness ahead of time. Otherwise, you can use this simple method. Start with 2 pieces of ampalaya, make sure you clean them and cut them into thin slices. Place them in a large bowl and add some salt and lukewarm water. Leave it inside for 5 minutes.
Then you can put the ampala on gauze, and begin to squeeze the slices tightly until all the liquid has drained. Now let’s get ready to cook those bitter melon slices! Preheat the pan, then pour in 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil. After that, we will add 1 tbsp minced garlic, 1 large onion that we have chopped, and 1 large tomato that we have also chopped. Roast them together.