I've been to South Africa four times in the past year and I ALWAYS eat Chakalaka when I go, I also had it at a South African event in Lagos a few months ago-it is delicious, it is a traditional Braai dish)! I promised to learn how to make it so that I can enjoy it at home instead of waiting to go the South Africa before satisfying my cravings. On my last visit which was only a few days ago (click HERE to see the videos), I asked chefs and home cooks for a recipe, I modified it to suit my taste (that means more pepper lol) and I am happy to share this recipe with you. If you prefer watching a video of how to cook Chakalaka, click HERE

4 Carrots, peeled, tailed and shredded
1 Green Bell Pepper
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Sweet Onion (White Onion)
1 tsp Ginger, grated
1 tsp Garlic, grated
1 tsp Tomato Puree
1/2 Cup Tomatoes, chopped
1/2 Cup Baked Beans
1/4 tsp Cameroon Pepper
2 tbs Curry Powder
1 tsp Salt
3 tbs Vegetable Oil

  • The first thing you need to do is prep your vegetables; cut peppers, onions & tomatoes into little cubes, peel and grate carrots, grate/chop garlic and ginger into byte sizes. 
  • In a pan, heat up Vegetable oil, add onion and allow to saute, add garlic and ginger, stir for 2 minutes
  • Add Curry, green and red peppers and fry for 2 more minutes.
  • Next add carrots and fry for another minute
  • Now add chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, salt, cameroon pepper and combine. Allow to cook for 3 minutes while stirring frequently. 
  • Add Baked beans, and combine. Leave it on the cooker for a minute or two before turning it off.  Chakalaka is ready! I told you it was easy!


  1. Sisi you really had a nice time in South Africa oo with bae lol, I didn't miss any of your daily vlog. BTW, a very happy birthday to you sisi!!! God bless u and grant all your heart desires wishing u LLNP. Kilzes!! #sisiyemmieblogaddict#

  2. Looks really good,'was wondering if one could have a side dish with it.

  3. This looks really yummy sisi
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  4. Wao. Easy peasy! Looks delish and the ingredients are easy to get. Would def try this out!

  5. Oh what a yummy recipe! i can't wait to try this out asap.


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