Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Homemade Chakalaka

A South African staple! Great on Boerewors rolls, Pap and Beef Burgers.

Homemade Chakalaka

Serves 8 as side dishes

2 Onions, chopped
1 Green Pepper, diced
5 Carrots, diced or grated
3 Cups Cabbage, shredded
2 Tomatoes, skinned and chopped
2 Red Chilies, chopped (if you like it hot)
3 Garlic Cloves, chopped
4 tsp Fresh Ginger, chopped
2 tsp Curry Powder
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Paprika
2 tbls Sugar
30 ml White Wine Vinegar
30 ml Water
Cooking Oil
Salt and Black Pepper

How to make it

Heat a dash or more of oil in a heavy bottomed pot.
Fry onions till translucent, add garlic, ginger and chili - fry a minute or two.
Add spices and fry lightly, add carrots, cabbage and green pepper - fry until mixed with all the spices.
Add chopped tomatoes, vinegar, water and sugar.
Season with Salt and Black Pepper.
Put the lid on and let the chakalaka simmer and stew softly. (about 10 - 15 minutes)
Check your flavour, add more salt, sugar or pepper if needed.

Serve hot with your Boerewors Rolls.

Tip: Can be made a day in advance - then all the spices and flavours are even better!

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