Chakalaka is a traditional South African recipe for a fiery tomato relish. You can eat it with almost anything and either hot or cold. It is thought to originate in Jo'burg and ask anyone for a recipe and you will never hear the same ingredients twice. Baked beans are often added. Try it and see!
1 large onion, finely diced.
6 large tomatoes, skinned and finely chopped
2 green peppers, finely diced
4 large carrots, peeled and grated
2 tsp curry powder
2 small hot chillies, finely diced
a couple of splashes of peri peri sauce to taste
pinch of salt
150ml vegetable oil.
Heat the oil in a pan then add the onions and green peppers. Fry until soft before adding the carrots, tomatoes and chillies.
Mix thoroughly and allow the mixture to simmer gently for 1 minute (stirring occasionally). Towards the end of the cooking time use a broad spoon to squash the ingredients against the side of the pan so that the mixture becomes smooth.
Add all the remaining ingredients and cook for a further 15 minutes.