closeup of cooked chakalaka in large white pot
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Chakalaka {South African Vegetable Relish}

Chakalaka is flavourful and so easy to make.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 200kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 50 g ginger finely grated
  • 2 tbsp mild curry powder
  • 1 red pepper finely chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper finely chopped
  • 5 large carrots (unpeeled but scrubbed and topped and tailed) grated
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves only
  • 400 g can baked beans
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • To a pan over medium heat, add the oil. Then add onion and sauté until translucent and softened.
  • Add garlic, ginger and curry powder. Stir to combine.
  • Add peppers. Cook for 2 mins.
  • Add carrots. Stir to combine and ensure they’re coated in curry powder.
  • Add tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir to combine.
  • Cook mixture for 5-10 mins. Mixture should be well combined and thickened slightly.
  • Add baked beans and fresh thyme. Simmer for 5 mins.
  • Remove from heat. Can be served hot or cold.

Notes

Adapted from this recipe by Chef Siba Mtongana.
Gluten-free

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 412mg | Potassium: 695mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 185.9% | Vitamin C: 91.7% | Calcium: 9.1% | Iron: 16.5%