First, you gotta try and pronounce the name of this dish!!! :-) Bitter gourd is a type of Asian squash (read http://www.foodsubs.com/Squashasian.html), and is NOT my favourite, because, well, it's downright bitter! But there ARE a few people who love this potent veggie, my dad included! Known to have medicinal properties excellent for people with diabetes, there certainly are ways to make this palatable, and my mom knows just how. This is her very own recipe that my dad has wolfed down several times. This recipe has been posted by request for Charishma... hope you like it!