Add some salt, and rub it well into the chopped bitter gourd, and set aside. Amount of salt doesn’t matter. After 15 minutes (in the meantime, execute steps 3 & 4) wash the bitter gourd to get rid of the salt, and drain it. This is an old school technique to reduce the bitterness of the bitter gourd. 🙂 Tip: Please don’t forget to wash this salt off the bitter gourd before you add it into the cooking pan.