How To Make Chakalaka With Cucumber
Welcome to my blog where I show you how to make Chakalaka, a spicy African vegetable relish, with cucumber. Chakalaka is a versatile dish that can be eaten with a variety of foods such as pap, bread, pasta, or as a side dish with grilled meat.
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed and minced
- 1 teaspoon of cumin
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- 2 teaspoons of curry powder
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 can of chopped tomatoes
- 1 can of baked beans
- 1 small cucumber, diced
Lets start making our Chakalaka with cucumber.
Step 1: Prepare your ingredients
Finely dice the onions, green and yellow bell peppers and cucumber. Mince the garlic cloves.
Step 2: Saute the vegetables
In a large saucepan or pot, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onions and sauté until they are translucent. Then add the green and yellow peppers and sauté for 5 minutes, or until softened.
Step 3: Add the spices
Add the minced garlic, cumin, paprika, curry powder, salt, and pepper, and stir to combine. Cook for 2 minutes, or until fragrant.
Step 4: Add the canned tomatoes and baked beans
Pour in the can of chopped tomatoes and baked beans, stir to combine, and bring the mixture to a simmer.
Step 5: Add the cucumber
Add the diced cucumber to the pot and stir to combine. Cook for 5-10 minutes, or until the cucumber is tender but still slightly crunchy.
Step 6: Serve and Enjoy
Remove the Chakalaka with cucumber from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes. Serve it as a side dish or over your favorite food such as steamed rice or grilled chicken.
Chakalaka with cucumber is a spicy, flavorful dish that is perfect for a quick meal or as a side dish. You can adjust the level of heat by adding more or less hot sauce, chili flakes or cayenne pepper. Try making this recipe and savor the taste of Africa with a healthy portion of Cucumber in it.