Chakalaka Relish

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion, finely chopped 

1 red chile, seeded, finely sliced 

1 red bell pepper, seeded, finely chopped 

1 clove garlic, minced 

1 to 2 teaspoons medium curry powder 

1/2 teaspoon dried mixed herbs 

2 medium carrots, grated 

One 410-gram/14-ounce can baked beans 

One 410-gram/14-ounce can chopped tomatoes 

1 tablespoon chutney or apricot jam

1 tablespoon tomato ketchup 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until softened, at least 5 minutes.
  2. Add the red chiles, bell peppers, garlic, curry powder, mixed herbs and carrots, and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add the beans, tomatoes, chutney, ketchup and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes.