So last week my friends and I made chakalaka! This was a dish I was originally introduced to in Swaziland, and so it’s definitely got some lovely memories associated with it: trying it for the first time with pap after walking around the local neighbourhood and markets on our first day, gorging it for lunch after already been up since 4 am for walking around the bush and bird watching, and sitting around the camp fire at night eating it with barbecued meats watching the stars. It was about time then that I made it again!
Ingredients (for 4 people):
- 2 bell peppers, sliced
- 1 carrot
- 2 onions, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 4 tomatoes, chopped
- 2 1/2 cups of pap (to 4 cups of water)
- beef sausages per portion, bakes for 20 min
- tin of baked beans
- 1 chilli, finely chopped
- Spices: 2 ts curry powder, 2 tsp paprika, salt and pepper
Easy peasy to make, just heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium flame. Add the onions, bell peppers, chilli peppers, garlic and curry powder and stir frequently, until the onions and peppers are cooked down and wilted, about 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and and then bring the whole pot to a boil. Then reduce heat to medium-low and let it simmer until it looks like a stew. Stir in the baked beans, salt and pepper and stir to heat through. Serve hot or cold with pap and grilled sausages. So goood!