Chakalaka refers to a spicy vegetable and curry relish which is widely consumed all over South Africa of all ethnic origins. It is Zulu in origin with Indian influence.

Chakalaka  is made from grated carrots, green peppers,, sliced onions, vinegar and chilies.  Every cook of Chakalaka are using their secret ingredients to distinguised their Chakalaka from the others.

Chakalaka generally served with the main course.