Chakalaka (South African Vegetable Stir-Fry)
This is a staple food in South Africa as well as other parts. My amaXhosa friend, Ntombizanele Sokupa, gave this recipe to me. She eats this with Pap -Pap (Potatoes and Cornmeal), but says it can also be enjoyed as a side dish with meat or vegemeat or with bread. Thanks Zanele!
- 3 medium onions, diced
- 3 medium carrots, diced
- 2 medium green bell peppers, diced
- 3 medium tomatoes, diced
- curry powder, to your taste
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- green chilies (optional)
- 1 vegetable bouillon cube
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1-2 tablespoon oil, for frying
- 1/4 cup water
Fry the onion and pepper together with oil in a large skillet until the onion is clear.
Add the grated carrots, tomatoes, water, and all the seasonings to your liking and cook for about 15-20 minutes.