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Chakalaka

3 September 2019 / Posted in Vegetables & sides
Chakalaka in prepared in AMC

We tried our hand at another South African favourite, chakalaka! Of course it's conveniently available at your nearest supermarket, but nothing beats a good old fashioned homemade chakalaka. There are many variations to this spicy vegetable relish, but you can basically include anything, from cabbage to butternut.

Chakalaka in prepared in AMC

Chakalaka

Makes 2 litres

1 - 2 onions, peeled and diced
1 red and green pepper, chopped
5 ml fresh garlic, crushed
5 ml chilli power (optional)
20 ml curry powder
5 ml smoked paprika
3 - 4 large carrots, coarsely grated
4 - 6 tomatoes, chopped
10 ml sugar
1 tin baked beans
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Method

  1. Heat an AMC 24 cm Gourmet High over a medium temperature until the Visiotherm® reaches the first red area. 
  2. Sauté onions and peppers until tender before adding garlic. Cook for a few more minutes.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients, except the baked beans, salt and pepper. Stir through. Cover with lid and reduce heat to lowest setting. Cook for 5 - 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender. 
  4. Stir through baked beans and cook for an additional 5 - 7 minutes. Season to taste. Serve with bread, pap, samp, stew, or a curry. 
Tips & variations
  • Omit the beans and pureé the vegetables – use this as a sauce or marinade for meat or kebabs.
  • Shredded cabbage, cauliflower florets or butternut cubes can also be added to the chakalaka.
  • Chakalaka freezes well so prepare a large batch and freeze portions.