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Chakalaka is very “South African”. Chakalaka is served as a sauce or as a relish and often as a cold salad with other greens. Chakalaka is not only served in shebeens but also in 5 star game lodges and fine city hotels.


  • 45 ml oil
  • 1 onion, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 3 green chillies, deseeded and chopped
  • 10 ml curry powder
  • 3 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 medium cauliflower or broccoli, divided into florets
  • 1 x 410 g can baked beans in tomato sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil and sauté onions, garlic, ginger and green pepper with the chillies and curry powder for five minutes.
  2. Add the carrots and cauliflower.
  3. Cook gently for about 15 minutes, or until all vegetables are cooked.
  4. Add beans and seasoning, heat through and allow to cool.
  5. Serve cold.

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