Chakalaka recipe

Chakalaka recipe

Prep Time: 15minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


1 large onion ( 8-10 oz/250-300 g) ,chopped or sliced 
2 tbsp fresh ginger , finely chopped
1 medium jalapeno , finely chopped (for a very spicy version 1-2 Thai peppers/"bird's eye")
1-4 tsp curry powder (I used 2 tsp)
3-4 cloves garlic , minced
4 carrots , peeled, coarsely grated (I used a "mandolin" type grater)
2-3 sweet peppers , chopped or sliced
2 large tomatoes , chopped, or 1 can of tomatoes in their own juice (14-16 oz/400-500 g)
1 can (14-16 oz/400-500 g) white navy beans , drained
ground black pepper
2-3 tbsp olive (or other vegetable) oil for cooking
1/2 cup cilantro , finely chopped


In a frying pan heat the olive oil. Add the onion and ginger, and cook for about 5 minutes.

Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

Add the chili pepper, curry powder and cook for 1 minute.

Add the carrots and cook for 1 minute.

Add the sweet peppers and stir.

Add the tomatoes, salt, black pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for about 12-15 minutes.

Remove the lid, add the beans and cilantro. Cook for 5 minutes over medium heat.

Chakalaka recipe

Hope you enjoy

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