How to prepare local South African veggie packed Chakalaka
The Chakalaka is a symbol of South African cuisine, the popular local spicy vegetable relish is believed to originate from South African townships.
Mostly made during the weekends for family and guests who come visiting, the delicious homemade Chakalaka is served with butternut, baked sweet potato, stokbrood or pap.
1 can mixed beans in brine
2 medium birds eye chilli (chopped)
1 cup green pepper (chopped)
30 ml olive oil
2 cans chopped and peeled tomato
2 large carrots (chopped)
1 medium onion (sliced)
4 cloves garlic (crushed)
5 cm ginger (grated)
10 ml curry powder
10 ml fresh thyme
2 cups brown mushrooms (chopped)
2 teaspoons sugar
1 cup corn kernels
1 cup peas
Salt to taste
- Fry the spices, onions, garlic and herbs with olive oil in a large saucepan until fragrant for about 5 minutes.
- Pour the pepper and mushroom into the earlier mixture and let it cook under medium heat for 10 minutes.
- Put the tomato cans, sugar and carrots then let it simmer for 25 minutes.
- Add the beans, corn and peas also into the saucepan and leave it for another 15 minutes.
- Serve with baked sweet potato or butternut.
Serve with butternut, baked sweet potato, stokbrood or pap.