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Chakalaka is a South African vegetable relish,[1] usually spicy, that is traditionally served with bread, pap, samp, stews, or curries. 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. The many variations on how to make chakalaka often depend on region and family tradition. Some versions include beans, cabbage and butternut.[2] For example, a tin of baked beans, tin of tomatoes, onion, garlic, and some curry paste can be used to make the dish.[3]

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  1. ^ Rubin, N.; Temkin, N. (2005). Chic Jozi: The Jo'burg Pocketbook. Penguin Random House South Africa. p. 84. ISBN 978-1-86872-942-5. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  2. ^ "The Hirshon South African Chakalaka Sauce". ✮ The Food Dictator ✮. 2017-02-26. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  3. ^ "Tunza Eco-generation Eco-generation". Retrieved 2020-05-24.