Jute Leaves Fry

Jute Leaves Fry

Jutes grow in stalks and are grown in most parts of the world as a source textile fiber. However, its shoots and leaves are used for culinary purposes as soups, steamed, or stir fried. Jute leaves in particular, as known to promote a healthy digestive system, and can easily be prepared as a dish that is best served on top of rice. This recipe is popular in Asian cuisine, and has been prepared and eaten in many cultures for thousands of years.



500 grams jute leaves
250 grams bamboo shoots
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 pieces red chili
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 whole onion, sliced
salt to taste
pepper to taste


Wash the jute leaves thoroughly and shred by hand into tiny bite-sized pieces. Cut the bamboo shoots into 2 inch pieces.
In a pan heat the vegetable oil then fry the garlic, chili, and onion for 1-2 minutes or until the chili begins to turn crispy. Season with salt and pepper. Afterwards, add the jute leaves and bamboo shoots and then cook until tender. Remember to constantly stir the ingredients to attain a balanced flavor. Remove from heat and serve over white rice.