Wednesday, 13 March 2013 22:01

    Chakalaka (sunshine food and don't we need it?)

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    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.

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