Bhuteko saag, sauted leafy greens

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Bhuteko saag, sauted greens
A simplest way to cook any kinds of leafy greens in authentic Nepali way.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
  1. Chop the greens into small pieces, wash, and strain to dry.
  2. Heat up oil in a pan. Add garlic, fry them until golden brown.
  3. Add the chili, fry them.
  4. Add greens and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Cook for a minute until greens become soft.
Recipe Notes

- Probably the easiest way to cook greens in a Nepalese style. Just make sure greens are washed very well. Straining water properly is important to have a dry and crispy texture after cooking. If not done so, greens will become soggy. But in general, people don’t care about soggy or dry greens, they love it anyway 🙂

- Above picture is of sauted watercress (Sim Saag) and broad mustard leaves (Rayoko Saag). Any greens can be cooked. For example: Spinach, broccoli rabe, Stinging nettles, dill, radish leaves, collard greens etc. etc.

- Olive oil isn’t necessary, vegetable oil works very well.


Pork Feet And Bean Stew

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 1 and half hour


  • Pork Feet 1 lb, washed and diced big
  • Black eyed beans 1/2 cup, washed and soaked in water overnight
  • Carrot ½ lb, peeled and diced big
  • Daikon Radish ½ lb, peeled and diced big
  • Onion Quarter pound chooped
  • Garlic 1 oz chopped fine
  • Ginger 1 oz chopped fine
  • Cilantro ½ bunch
  • Scallion ½ bunch
  • Tomatoes ½ lb roughly chopped
  • Cumin powder 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder 1 1/2 tsp
  • Canola oil 1 tbsp
  • salt ½ tbsp
  • black pepper ½ tsp
  • szechuan peppers ½ tsp
  • Water 2 liters


  • heat up a saucepan, put half teaspoon of oil
  • add pork feet, sear it off
  • add beans and vegetables, cook until their moisture dries out
  • add water leaving just ½ cup for sauce
  • bring it to boil
  • skim off the cloud, lower the heat to low
  • add cooked sauce, salt and peppers
  • garnish with scallion and cilantro

Directions for Sauce

  • heat up a saucepan, add ½ tbsp of oil
  • add onion, garlic and ginger, cook until brown
  • add tomatoes, water, turmeric, and cumin powder
  • turn down the heat to medium low, and cook the sauce for another 5 minutes while stirring