How To Make Bitter Leaf Sauce (Method 2)

Served Bitter Leaf

So a few months back, I talked about how to make bitter leaf sauce. That method was the first method.

Today, I will be telling you the second method of how to prepare bitter leaf sauce also called Kwadon shiwaka in Hausa.

To check the first method, you can use the link below.

How To Make Bitter Leaf Sauce (Method 1)

I must say this recipe is very popular among the Southern Kaduna people of the Northern part of Nigeria.

It’s prepared for different occasions like weddings, sendforths, Tribal meetings, Traditional marriages, etc.

The first method has everything prepared on heat. But today’s method, is partially prepared on heat.

The first thing to do, is to wash the bitter leaves. Here is the link on how to wash bitter leaf. Alternatively, you can watch the video below.

Groundnuts are also added to the bitter leaf in this method, so if you don’t want the stress of pounding, you can buy the already grounded ones from the market.

But if you don’t mind pounding, go ahead and buy the groundnuts and pound with a mortar and pestle.

Note: the groundnuts shouldn’t be very smooth after pounding.

You can serve this sauce as it is, with cooked spaghetti, white rice and even Jellof rice.

So let’s begin cooking.


  • 4 handfuls of washed bitter leaves
  • 5 chili pepper
  • 12 habanero pepper
  • 2 cups of groundnut
  • 4 small size onion
  • 2 seasoning cubes
  • Salt
  • 3 tbls of vegetable oil

Below is the complete video on how to prepare bitter leaf sauce that you can watch.


After washing the bitter leaf, strain the water and put in a suitable pot.


Add water to the level of the bitter leave and set on heat to cook for 10 – 15 minutes.

Note: it foams up when boiling, so you have to be close by or leave the pot slightly open.

While you wait for it to cook, pound the groundnut and pack into a suitable plate.

Add water to the groundnut to form a paste and set aside.

Note: the paste shouldn’t be watery.


Wash and pound the pepper and set aside.

Wash and cut the onions into small sizes.


When the bitter leaf is cooked, get a bowl and place a basket in it.

Turn the cooked bitter leaves into the basket and wash with water.


Strain and wash again till the water is clear.


Then strain well till all the water is out.


Place a suitable pot on heat and add the vegetable oil.


Add the pounded pepper and mix well before adding the chopped onions. Mix all together.

Now turn in the groundnut paste and mix.

Add the seasoning cubes and salt to taste. Mix well and allow to cook for 3 minutes.

When the time is up, set down from the heat.


Add the strained bitter leaves in the cooked paste and mix very well.

Tip: its advisable to use a flat spoon when mixing to make it easier and better.

And it is ready to be served.

Served Bitter Leaf

Do enjoy and don’t forget to share with family and friends.

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