World Food Challenge

Day 97: Lesotho and Chakalaka with pap-pap

Good evening, Raffies!

Wow, it is almost has been almost 100 days of different dishes and different countries. Thank you all for joining me on my adventure!

Today we are going to Lesotho and enjoying a simple dish: Lesothan Chakalaka with Pap-pap, corn meal and vegetable stew.

The dish is really simple: you make some polenta, pap-pap, with 2 cups of corn flour and 4 cups of water (depending on the flour, you might need to add some water) and salt. Boil it on a medium fire until it gets thick. Remember to stir it frequently to prevent it from burning.

For the vegetables, Chakalaka:

1 red bell pepper
1 onion
2 tomatoes
1 carrot
2 chilies
oil to fry

Finely chop all the vegetables. In a pan, fry the carrots in oil. After a couple of minutes, add all the vegetables but the tomatoes. When the vegetables are done, it will take approximately 5 minutes, add the tomatoes. Cook until you get a thick sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with the pap-pap.

I must say that I thought the dish was really simple and nothing special. But then I tried it and was amazed by the lovely and delicious flavour. You should try it! It is really easy and quick to make.



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