Flavorful Fusion: Crafting the Ndiwo Recipe from Malawi

Dish recipes: Ndiwo
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Embark on a culinary journey to Malawi with our Ndiwo recipe. This traditional dish, a delightful fusion of leafy greens, tomatoes, and spices, is a testament to the vibrant flavors and cultural richness of Malawian cuisine.


1 lb leafy greens (kale, spinach, or similar) (kg: 0.45)

4 tomatoes, diced

1 onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Salt to taste

Water for cooking


Wash and chop the leafy greens, ensuring they are finely shredded. In a pot, heat vegetable oil and sauté finely chopped onions and minced garlic until fragrant. Add diced tomatoes, cooking until they break down and form a thick sauce. Stir in the red pepper flakes, adjusting according to your desired spice level. Add the shredded leafy greens to the pot, stirring to coat them in the flavorful tomato mixture. Add a splash of water if needed and let the Ndiwo simmer until the greens are tender. Season with salt to taste.


Serve the Ndiwo over a bed of Nsima (maize porridge) or rice, allowing the rich flavors to meld and create a satisfying Malawian dining experience.

Let Ndiwo be your gateway to the diverse and harmonious flavors of Malawi a dish that beautifully encapsulates the essence of Malawian culinary traditions.