Chakalaka! The coolest name of a dish sounds and almost sounds like someone is having a go at you? But no, chakalaka is the nam, and is is a very popular and well-known dish from South Africa. Healthy, good, cheap and easy to make. Perfect for a dinner in your neighborhood! 



Ingredients for 3-4 persons:

  • 1 large chopped onion
  • 2-3 cloves of chopped garlic
  • 1 green chopped pepper
  • 1 red chopped pepper
  • 1 yellow chopped pepper
  • A thumbs piece of fresh ginger (tip: peel and freeze it, grate it from frozen state)
  • 1 red chopped chili, or 1 large ts SalbalOelek (I think the latter gives the best flavor)
  • 2 tbs curry powder of good quality
  • 4 carrots, torn
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 box of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 box of tomato beans
  • Lots of fresh or dried thyme
  • Salt, pepper

This is how you do it:

Fry the onion and garlic in a little oil until it is soft and smells good. Add ginger and pepper and let it simmer for a few minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well. Pour in some water if needed. There is usually enough liquid in the carrots, tomatoes and beans. Let it simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spice the f up if needed. I like to use Vegeta instead of salt (google, it is a kind of broth salt sold in, for example, immigrant stores).
Serve red hot, preferably with some good bread.


Chakalaka - Vegan Ground
Chakalaka – Vegan Ground

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