Frankly, I hardly buy any Asian gourd or melon. But since I am trying to eat healthier, I also want to explore into unfamiliar Asian vegetable. Asian melon and gourd are one of them. For me, stir-frying it with eggs or make soup with it should be a very safe approach because my mom did that. But I was out of drumsticks and we had eggs for lunch, so I needed to think of another approach. Hence, this was created. Later, when I did a search on this, I found out that it was actually very common in Indian cuisine. Perhaps next time I can try cooking it with Indian spices and recipe. Indian version is more mushy while this stir-fried version has a bite to it.
Bottle gourd has lots of benefits, one of them is low in fat and calories while high in dietary fiber. Also said to treat urinary tract infection, balancing liver function, treatment for blood pressure and heart disease and more. You can read more about the benefits here.