Chakalaka spice


A seasoning for a traditional South African vegetable dish of the same name with beans, cabbage, and tomato, or a tomato and bean relish. It provides a nice spicy and hearty note to roasted meats and vegetables, especially good with legumes, squash, tomatoes, and corn.

1 ounce net weight.

Out of stock

Categories: Tags:


Chakalaka is a traditional South African relish made with baked beans, cabbage, tomato, and a characteristic spicy seasoning. It can be served with everything from pap (similar to polenta) to crusty bread, stews, and braaied (barbecued) meat. Some versions include cabbage or butternut squash, but all are characterized by a signature spicy seasoning made with crushed chiles and fragrant spices.
This Chakalaka spice captures the essence of the dish’s savory, rustic flavors with a mix of dried onion, red bell pepper, crushed chiles, and savory spices. Use it to make your own relish and surprise your guests with a different take on a classic, or as a spicy rub; we particularly like it with tofu, pork, and eggs, but the flavor profile really works well with any protein of choice. Its hearty flavor profile also pairs really well for any dish that contain squash, pumpkin, or corn. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.

Ingredients: dried chiles, spices, onion, bell pepper, garlic, salt (15 mg per 1/4 tsp), turmeric, mustard

1 ounce net weight.

You may also like…