Traditional Chakalaka Recipe

Traditional South African Chakalaka Recipe For Braai


What's your favourite South African meal? Nothing beats the good old fashioned Chakalaka to complement a braai with pap. Chakalaka is a South African vegetable relish, usually spicy, that is traditionally served with bread, pap, samp, stews or curries.

Sandile Rahube

London based South African foodie, Sandile Rahube, recently shared his delicious Chakalaka recipe with Taste of Southern Africa. Chakalaka is easy and quick to prepare, and the perfect relish to add to any meal! Here's Sandile's recipe:


500g grated carrots
1 can of baked beans
1 red pepper, finely chopped
1 green pepper, finely chopped
3 Thai chillies, seeded & finely chopped
1 medium onion, diced
3 tbsp hot or mild curry powder
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp pepper
3 tbsp vegetable or olive oil
1 tsp garlic powder or fresh
1 tsp ginger powder or fresh
1 tsp paprika


1. Fry chillies, peppers & onions in the oil
2. Add ginger, paprika & garlic
3. Add curry powder of your choice
4. Add carrots and cook for 10 minutes
5. Add salt and pepper to taste, and add baked beans and cook for 5 minutes
6. Serve hot or cold

We hope you enjoy the recipe!

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