Recipes of the World – from Malawi

Ndiwo: Greens eaten with nsima

3 cups greens (see list below for examples), chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 tablespoon oil
2 small tomatoes, chopped
1 cup water
salt to taste


Saute onions in oil until tender. Add remaining ingredients, cover and simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes or until greens are tender. Serve with nsima or rice.

Common green vegetable leaves used in ndiwo:
Cassava Leaves = Ntapasya or Chigwada; Sweet Potato Leaves = Ntolilo or Kholowa; Bean Leaves = Nkwanya; Small Bean Leaves = Chitambe; Pumpkin Leaves = Mkhwani; Chinese Cabbage; Mustard Leaves; Rape Leaves; Kale Leaves; Cabbage