Chakalaka (CAPE TOWN)

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ABOUT:

Chakalaka is a South African vegetable relish, usually spicy, that is traditionally served with bread, pap, samp, stews, or curries.

Recipe Cook Time: 35 mins, preparation time: 20 mins.

INGREDIENTS:

1) 3 tablespoons oil.
2) 1 onion, finely chopped.
3) 2 green bird's-eye chillies (Thai chillies), seeded and chopped.
4) 2 cloves garlic, crushed.
5) 50 grams ginger, finely grated.
6) 2 tablespoons mild curry powder.
7) 1 cup green/ yellow/ red bell pepper, finely chopped.
8) 5 large carrots, peeled and grated.
9) 400 grams chopped tomatoes.
10) 2 tablespoons tomato paste.
11) 400 grams canned baked beans.
12) Fresh thyme (for seasoning).
13) Salt and freshly ground black pepper (for seasoning).

METHOD:

1) Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the onions until soft and translucent.

2) Add the chiles, garlic, half of the ginger and curry powder and stir

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2) Add the chiles, garlic, half of the ginger and curry powder and stir.

4) Add the bell peppers and cook for a few minutes

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4) Add the bell peppers and cook for a few minutes.

5) Add the carrots and stir to make sure they are well combined with other ingredients

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5) Add the carrots and stir to make sure they are well combined with other ingredients.

6) Add in the tomatoes and tomato paste and stir

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6) Add in the tomatoes and tomato paste and stir.

7) Cook until slightly thickened

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7) Cook until slightly thickened.

8) Remove from the heat and add the baked beans, thyme and remaining ginger and stir to combine; season with salt and pepper.

SUGGESTION:

Serve hot or cold.

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