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South African Chakalaka in a bowl

South African Chakalaka

Abi Olayiwola
Chakalaka is a vegetable side dish with delectable flavours which has origins in South Africa.
4.5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine African, South African
Servings 4
Calories 176 kcal


  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Curry Powder
  • 4 Bird eye chilli chopped
  • 1 can Chopped tomatoes or 3 medium, chopped
  • ½ head Cabbage medium, sliced
  • 1 Green Pepper sliced
  • 1 Yellow Pepper sliced
  • 2 medium Carrots grated
  • 1 can Black Beans drained and rinsed
  • Thyme a few sprigs
  • Salt – to taste to taste


  • Heat the oil in a pan and add the onions. Allow to cook until translucent
  • Add the garlic, curry powder and ginger. Stir for 30 secs.
  • Add in all the other ingredients with some salt. Stir with a wooden spoon so the ingredients are coated with the spices already in the pan. Reduce the heat, cover the pan and allow to cook.
  • Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  • Allow to cook until all the vegetables are soft, but still slightly crunchy.
  • Remove from heat.


Calories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 9gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 193mgPotassium: 905mgFiber: 12gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 5551IUVitamin C: 142mgCalcium: 129mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Chakalaka, Cooked Salad, South African Recipe
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