Tuesday, 6 May 2014

# Chakalaka # foodie

Cheliz style, Chakalaka sauce!

Morning Sweets,
Do you guys know the 'Chakalaka' sauce? Ok, its actually a South African delicacy, very spicy, and can be accompanied with a starchy meal. I have heard a lot about it and tasted a bit of it. Being a foodie, hahahaha! I decided to change it up a bit and make it my own. Funny enough, its actually a healthy sauce, loaded with lots of veggies and spices. Its actually a vegetarian meal, but i added some sausages to mine. (I love meat, I couldn't help myself). Anyway, here's my recipe just in case you want to try it out....
                                                  Well,  This is what the 'Chakalaka' sauce is meant to look like.

Ingredients: This serves 4 to 5 people.
  • 2 spoons of canola oil (you can use olive or veg. oil)
  • 1 medium sized onion_chopped
  • 2 small cloves of garlic_chopped
  • Ginger powder( fresh ones will do fine)
  • 1 medium sized Tatashe _chopped (red bell pepper will do)
  • 1 medium sized green bell pepper_chopped
  • 4 medium sized carrots_grated
  • 1/2 cup of chopped cabbage.
  • 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1 small can of baked beans
  • 2 medium sausages (rolled up into small balls. See pic below)
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1/2 cup spring onions
  • 3 spoons of curry powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp of paprika powder.
  • Salt, pepper and seasoning cubes to taste.
Chopped veggies. Note the amount of onions? I love onions o.

I buy my sausages from Shoprite, they are just too yummy, there's even one that has the Chakalaka flavor.

This is what the meat balls should look like. I had almost dumped all into the pot before i remembered to take a pic.

  1. Heat the oil in a pot or large pan, add the onions and fry till they are soft but not brown.
  2. Add the garlic, tomatoes, tatashe, peppers, and stir. Wait for about 2 mins.
  3. Add the curry powder, paprika, thyme, ginger, seasoning cube and stir well.
  4. Add the spring onions, green peas, grated carrots, cabbage then stir all to cook for about 1 min. 
  5. At this point i added a bit of water.
  6. Add some salt and stir, then add the sausage balls and cover the pot to cook for a minute.
  7. Turn off the heat then add the baked beans and stir.
  8. Serve with yam, potatoes, rice or etc.
This is my finished product served with boiled sweet potatoes.  Bursting with flavor! Choi i like food shaaa!

I had mine with boiled sweet potatoes (totally healthy and great for weight loss) Chakalaka recipe has tomato puree in it but mine doesn't. I decided to make it that way. I had this as breakfast on Saturday morning, then added the left overs into my stew for Sunday rice. It was yummy for real.  Single babes, if you are trying to win a guys heart, try this recipe, you will give a testimony...*runs a way*. Anyway, i hope you like it. Take care and God bless. 


  1. hello Tochi is it d sausages that u molded into balls. im gonna try out this. sounds yummy. tnks

    1. Yes I removed thw meat from the wrap and moulded them into the sauce. Pls try it. Thanks and enjoy.