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Yes no doubt chakalaka is a staple food in South Africa as well as other parts of the country and world. My friend, callif Mason White, gave this recipe to me. He eats this with Pap , but says it can also be enjoyed as a side dish with meat or vegemeat or with bread.


  • 3 medium onions, diced
  • 3 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 medium green bell powder, diced
  • 3 medium tomatoes, diced
  • curry powder, to your taste
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • green chili (optional)
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 -2 tablespoon oil, for frying
  • 14 cup water


  1. Fry the onion and pepper together with oil in a large skillet until the onion is clear.
  2. Add the grated carrots, tomatoes, water, and all the seasonings to your liking and cook for about 15-20 minutes.