How To Make Chakalaka With Carrots

How To Make Chakalaka With Carrots

Welcome to my blog! Today, I am going to share with you a delicious South African recipe known as Chakalaka. This mouthwatering dish is made with a variety of vegetables and spices, and it is perfect for a family dinner or a barbecue party.

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  1. Ingredients
  2. Instructions
    1. Variations
    2. Tips

Ingredients

Here are the ingredients you will need to make Chakalaka with carrots:

  • 3 large carrots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red or green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 can of baked beans
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of curry powder
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

Follow these steps to make Chakalaka:

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  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and sauté until translucent.
  3. Add the carrots, bell pepper, and chili pepper. Sauté for 5-7 minutes or until the vegetables are slightly tender.
  4. Add the cumin powder, paprika, curry powder, and garlic. Sauté for another 2-3 minutes or until fragrant.
  5. Add the baked beans to the pan and stir well.
  6. Reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  8. Serve hot or cold as a side dish or on its own.

Variations

You can experiment with different types of vegetables and spices to make your own version of Chakalaka. Some popular additions include:

  • Tomatoes
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Green beans
  • Thyme
  • Bay leaves
  • Turmeric
  • Ginger

Tips

Here are some tips to help you make the perfect Chakalaka:

  • Make sure to chop the vegetables finely so that they cook evenly.
  • Don't be afraid to adjust the amount of spices to suit your taste.
  • If you want a creamier texture, you can add a spoonful of mayonnaise or sour cream.
  • Chakalaka is a great way to use up leftover vegetables, so feel free to use whatever you have on hand.

That's it for today! I hope you give this Chakalaka recipe a try and let me know how it turns out. Don't forget to share this recipe with your friends and family if you enjoyed it.

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