Savoury chakalaka 'paptert'

Indulge in the bold flavors of our Savory Chakalaka 'Paptert' - a delicious twist on traditional pap layered with the rich and spicy goodness of chakalaka for a satisfying and flavorful experience.

30 Mins
8 Serving(s)
  1. 1.5 litres (6 cups) water
  2. 375 ml (1½ cups) mealie meal
  3. 5 ml (1 tsp) Spur Steakhouse Spice
  4. 30 ml (2 Tbsp) cooking oil
  5. 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  6. 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  7. 10 ml (2 tsp) medium curry powder
  8. 2 medium carrots, peeled and coarsely grated
  9. 150 g cabbage, finely shredded (optional)
  10. 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  11. 410 g can baked beans in tomato sauce
  12. 60 ml (¼ cup) Spur Durky Sauce
  13. Season to taste
  14. 125 ml (½ cup) Spur Cheese Sauce
  15. 80 g (¾ cup) grated cheddar cheese (optional)
  1. Bring water to the boil in a large, heavy-based saucepan. Add mealie meal and Spur Steakhouse Spice and whisk frequently, for about 8 minutes until cooked.
  2. Heat oil in a large, heavy-based frying pan and sauté onion, garlic and curry powder for about 2 minutes. Add carrots and cabbage and sauté for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes, baked beans, Spur Durky Sauce, your seasoning and simmer for a few minutes.
  4. Spoon 'pap' into a large, greased ovenproof dish. Cover with chakalaka mixture and drizzle Spur Cheese Sauce over. Sprinkle with grated cheese and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 20 minutes.
  1. Substitute cabbage with green pepper (chopped), cauliflower or broccoli (florets)
  2. Add 2 green chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  3. Add 45 ml (3 Tbsp) tomato paste


  1. The original chakalaka was a simple dish of onions, tomatoes and a little curry powder. These days, every South African has his or her own favourite recipe, and many are quite elaborate. Baked beans are not necessary, but are very common. Make a full meal of it by pairing chakalaka with cooked pap. Other possible additions include chopped root ginger (added in with the onions).


Steakhouse Spice


Durky Sauce


Cheese Sauce