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Chakalaka 

Chakalaka – a spicy condiment that almost always include grated carrots, chopped garlic, chunks of green pepper, sliced onions, cauliflower florets, chopped chillies, ginger, coriander, curry powder and tinned baked beans.

It’s said that black mine workers threw everything they had, onions, carrots, garlic, chillies, cabbage, green pepper, curry spices and a can of baked beans in a pot, let it simmer and served whatever came out over their pap.

Uses
  • It’s served as both a sauce and a relish, but also as a cold salad with other greens.

  • Leave it for a day or so for the flavours to fuse, then use in bread or muffin mixes.

  • As a marinade for meat and kebabs.

  • Over pilchards, hamburgers, fish cakes, frikkadels, mashed potatoes, or pap.

  • With “pap and wors” at a braai.

  • With a Malay curry.

  • Stirred into mixed vegetables, sprinkled with cheese and grilled.

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Category: South African Cuisine

Subcategory: Condiments and Relishes

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