Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Chakalaka/S.African Stir Fry Vegetable

I got this recipe while searching for capsicum dishes...Its a staple food of South Africa and basically its a spicy stir fried vegetables.They have it in meal,as dipping sauce for bread etc !! 

I made this several time,as side dish for guests..Some time i make puree of left over and use it as pizza or sandwich sauce (just add some exta spices) ;)...Today i just had them with roasted papad !! :P Next i am planning to make it with chicken ! :)


1 Capsicum
1 Onion(medium)
2 Tomato
3-4 Green Chilies
2 Carrots(grated)
1Cup Beans (baked/boiled)
1/2Cup Cauliflower(optional)
4 Garlic
1/2' Ginger
Salt to taste
1tsp Curry powder
2tsp Oil
1tsp Coriander(chopped)


  • Heat oil in the pan.Saute onion and green chilies for 1minute.
  • Add chopped capsicum and cauliflower.Mix and let it cook with lid on for 5minutes on low heat.
  • Boil tomatoes in 2cup water for 2-3 minutes.Remove from water n put in cold water for 5 minutes.Peel and chop them finely.
  • Add chopped tomatoes,grated carrots,curry powder and salt to taste.Close the lid and let it cook on low flame,till veggies are completly cooked.
  • Add beans,cook for another 5minutes.
  • Remove from heat.Garnish with some coriander.

# Can be serve warm as side dish or cold as dipping sauce.
## It can be stored in fridge for week.

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  1. simple and flavorful curry :) delicious, thanks for linking dear

  2. Nice curry and thanks for sending it to the event :)

  3. wow tasty curry and nice side dish

    Thanks for linking to My event

  4. Very simple yet inviting dish! Actually, I really love easting stir fry because you can mix all you want to eat. By the way, if you want to see more recipes, just click here and browse all the stir fry recipes.