Citizens, there are a number of wonderfully tasty condiments originating from the great country of South Africa! These include the intriguingly-named Monkey Gland sauce and this new entry here at TFD: Chakalaka Sauce!
Chakalaka is a South African vegetable relish, usually spicy, that is traditionally served with bread, pap, samp, stews, or curries. To balance its fiery flavor, it is sometimes served with amasi (thick sour milk).
The many variations on how to make this unique condiment often depend on region and family tradition. Many versions include beans. For example, a tin of baked beans, tin of tomatoes, onion, garlic, and some curry paste are frequently used to make the dish.
Chakalaka may have originated in the townships of Johannesburg or on the gold mines surrounding Johannesburg, when Mozambican mineworkers coming off shift cooked tinned produce (tomatoes, beans) with chili to produce a spicy relish with a Portuguese flair to accompany pap.
Citizens, I have every confidence you will enjoy this delicious condiment!
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