Bitter Gourd is just a melon....
obsessed with bitterness.
Bitter Gourd is one of the most popular vegetable but actually it is a fruit which is extremely bitter, also called Bitter Melon, has an acquired taste. Its many varieties differ substantially in the shape and bitterness of the fruit is grown in China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Pakistan and the Philippines. It is widely eaten by the people not only for its unique taste but also for it medical use for many diseases like diabetes, kidney stones, cancer and some stomach problems.
In Pakistan it's common name is Kerela, often cooked with onions, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt, coriander powder, and a pinch of cumin seeds. Another dish in Pakistan calls for whole, unpeeled bitter melon to be boiled and then stuffed with cooked minced beef, served with either hot tandoori bread, naan, chappati, or with khichri (a mixture of lentils and rice).