Okay so you’ve been to South Africa a couple of times, maybe you’re the likes of those who visit the high end restaurants while on a trip – that’s awesome! – But come on; you don’t just want to see the country, you also need to taste the country! So while at it next time remember to savor the traditional taste of that country. In this case we are looking at the the spicy, tomato and vegetable dish Chakalaka which originates from South Africa and is staple throughout the country. It is enjoyed mostly during celebrations, gathering and a must have during braais (South African barbecues).
My mouth is watering already. But hey, I’ve got an exquisite recipe for you. Who says you can’t have South Africa in Nigeria?
PREP TIME: 20MINS
COOK TIME: 20MINS
TOTAL TIME: 40MINS
- ¼ cup cooking oil
- 1 medium onion diced
- 1-2 teaspoon curry powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic minced
- ½ teaspoon thyme
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1-teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon ginger minced
- 3-4 cups sliced cabbage
- 1 -2 Chili peppers diced seeds removed for less heat
- 1 large carrot grated on the large side or sliced thinly
- 1 medium green pepper, diced
- 1 medium red pepper, diced
- 1 14 ounce baked beans
- 1 teaspoons bouillon powder (optional)
- In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat.
- Add onion, give it a minute or two,
- Stir in all the spices; garlic, ginger, smoked paprika, curry, cayenne pepper, thyme- continue stirring for about a minute to let the flavors bloom. Then add tomatoes, bell peppers, carrots and cabbage
- Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burns.
- Finally add baked beans, continue cooking for about 2-3 minutes.
- Adjust for seasonings. Serve warm
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