Ridged Gourd and Scrambled Eggs

Another easy stir fry for lunch. Always the favorite of all young children in the family. The ridged gourd when cooked is soft and tasty, the eggs are just something extra. 

When our mother was busy, she would prepare this and make it as a one dish lunch. Served with steamed rice, as always.



400 gr ridged gourd / luffa (2 medium sized)

2 eggs

1 tablespoon salt

¼ tablespoon white pepper

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons cooking oil

2 tablespoons water


  • Peel the thick skin of lady’s fingers and chop them up into 1 inch cubes / 2 cm cubes.
  • Break eggs in a bowl and lightly whisk them till slightly frothy.
  • Heat one tablespoon of oil in a non-stick pan.  On medium heat, slowly pour the egg onto the pan. Before it set, use a wooden spatula scramble up the eggs for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. 
  • Heat one tablespoon of oil in a pan / wok. Stir fry garlic till fragrant, around 2 minutes. Add chopped lady’s fingers, salt and pepper. 
  • Stir fry quickly for two minutes until the vegetables soften. 
  • Add scrambled eggs and water. 
  • Lower heat and cover. Steam for 5 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat and serve. 

Preparation  5 min

Cooking time 10 min 

Serves 4

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7 Responses to “Ridged Gourd with Scrambled Eggs”

  1. 1

    Nate — November 14, 2008 @ 5:32 am

    Beautiful sequa preparation! We do this at home too. It’s so delicious.

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    Jun — November 18, 2008 @ 12:01 pm

    It’s easy and yet taste really good. I love gourd dishes

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    Geri — November 21, 2008 @ 6:40 am

    Looks tasty, and eggs are so good for you. They benefit your heart, your brain, and your eyes. In addition, they help with weight loss and encourage sleep. To learn more read http://www.newrinkles.com/index.php/archive/are-eggs-healthy/

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    Tze — January 3, 2009 @ 1:57 pm

    I love this dish! I grew up with this vege yet only today I found out what its called. Rina, I think what you’re doing is great. I come from Medan. Been living overseas for 10 years. Now just got married so learning how to cook Mom’s cooking – Medan food – for my hubby, and Im learning heaps from you :P . Keep up the good work.

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    Justine — June 4, 2009 @ 1:03 pm


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    minu — August 19, 2009 @ 4:27 am

    surfing for Malay recipes , i came here.
    this is novel to us.
    have to try it.

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    Shazsooz — July 23, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

    What is ridge gourd called in Indonesian? I am living in Jakarta.

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