Pork Stew with Bottle Gourd

Pork Stew…………..There are thousand of ways to cook a pork stew. Well, I will give you one easy way. A stew of pork and bottle gourd. The flavour is excellent as it is made with ginger,  onions and celery seasoned with salt and pepper. I used my favourite meaty pork bones as it is very nice in cooking stew. The good thing about this dish you can cook it while you are doing something else. Just bring everything to a boil and wait for it. That’s it!…………………Did you know that bottle gourd is  very good for balancing liver function. It is often recommended by Ayurvedic physicians when the liver is inflamed and cannot efficiently process food for maximum nutrition and assimilation. Bottle gourd is also very valuable in treating urinary disorders. It serves as an alkaline mixture for treating burning sensation in urinary passage due to high acidity of urine.A glassful of fresh juice prepared by grating the whole fruit should be mixed with teaspoonful of lime juice and included in daily diet.It carries the potential for breaking calculus (stones) in body.


  • 1.5 kilo of pork meaty bones
  • 1 medium sliced onions
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1 thumb size ginger sliced
  • 1 litre of water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 small bottle gourd sliced


  • In a large sauce pan, combine all ingredients together except bottle gourd. Boil for 45 minutes or until pork is tender then pour in bottle gourd slices and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with rice.

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a simple person who loves to cook!! .....so ride with me as we explore ........"a journey to different cuisines" . Bringing the restaurant flavour to your home...

Posted on July 6, 2012, in Mains, Pork, Soups and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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