How do you like your Chakalaka?

16 November 2016

What is a braai without South Africa’s most loved relish, Chakalaka?  Ask any home cook how to make a chakalaka and they will tell you the basics include; onion, tomato, green pepper and chillies.

Whether you decide to turn up the heat or not, Knorr Chakalaka Soup ensures that you have a wholesome eating experience.  You might ask why you have to add the soup because your mom, aunt or granny never added it when making her chakalaka but it was tasty you had to lick your fingers.

What does Knorr Chakalaka Soup add to your chakalaka recipe?  The soup mix functions as a binding agent by keeping all the ingredients together.  More than that, the soup mix adds a full-bodied flavour as well as a richness of colour to your recipe saving you the trouble of adding a long list of ingredients.  The perfect three helps you round up the flavour whether you prefer a mild or spicy chakalaka.

The beauty of chakalaka is that it can be served with almost anything.  It goes perfectly well with roasted chicken, it can be served as part of seven colours.



    • 45ml (3Tbsp) cooking oil
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 1 green pepper, chopped
    • 3 carrots, grated
    • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
    • 30ml (2Tbsp) Rajah medium curry powder
    • 4 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped
    • 1 x can baked beans in tomato sauce
    • 1 packet Knorr Chakalaka Soup
    • 125ml (½cup) cold water
    • 1 Knorr vegetable stock cube
    • 1 red chilli, chopped (optional



  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the onion, green pepper, carrot and garlic for 5 minutes or until the onion is soft, stirring frequently.
  • Add curry powder and continue cooking for a further minute.
  • Stir in the tomatoes and bring to the boil.  Lower the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the baked beans, make a paste with water and soup mix and mix in with the rest of the ingredients.  Allow to boil until and keep stirring until the soup thickens.
  • Serve hot or cold.


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