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Chakalaka and Pap

Chakalaka and Pap

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Ingredient Qty
Vegetable Oil 3 tbsp
Onions (chopped) 2
Garlic (crushed) 2 cloves
Ginger (grated) 50 g
Fresh Chillies (finely chopped) 2
Fresh Tomatoes (chopped) 3
Green Pepper (chopped) 1
Red Pepper (chopped) 1
Carrots (sliced) 5
Cabbage (shredded) 150 g
Thyme ½ tsp
Baked Beans (1 tin) 400 g
Vegetable Stock 500 ml
Cayenne Pepper ¼ tsp
Paprika 1 tsp
Curry Powder 2 tsp
Water 500 ml
Polenta 250 ml



  • Heat a little oil in a pan and then add the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli
  • Add all the spices
  • Add the tomatoes, peppers, carrot, cabbage and thyme and simmer for about 5 minutes
  • Add the baked beans and the vegetable stock, and then cook until vegetables are cooked


  • In a separate pan bring the water to the boil, remove from the heat then stir the polenta and cover for a few minutes
  • Remove the lid add and a bit more water to thin, then cook on a low heat for 20-30 minutes stirring occasionally
  • Serve with the Chakalaka
  • Rice can be used as an alternative to Polenta