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A healthy Japanese side dish. It tastes mild. This recipe is simple and easy.



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place bitter melon slices in a large bowl of water; stir in salt until dissolved. Let soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Drain.

  • Combine bitter melon, tofu, and bottle gourd in a microwave-safe pressure cooker.

  • Mix dashi stock, soy sauce, and mirin together in a small bowl; pour over bitter melon mixture. Close pressure cooker according to manufacturers' instructions and cook in the microwave at 600W for 7 minutes.

  • Open pressure cooker and stir in okra. Close and cook until okra is tender, about 1 minute.

  • Transfer bitter melon mixture to a serving plate; garnish with grated ginger.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of salt. The actual amount of salt consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

298.4 calories; 19.1 g protein; 15.5 g carbohydrates; 0.3 mg cholesterol; 3778 mg sodium. Full Nutrition