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Recipe: Chakalaka Potatoes

10 January 2014

The following recipe was kindly provided by Berie Smith. For amazing recipes and ideas for campers, log on to or

Chakalaka potatoes are easy to make, and forms a great side dish for a braai. Here’s how to go about making the dish.

1. What you need

  • ½ a bag of baby potatoes – washed
  • 150ml plain yoghurt
  • Lemon pepper, Aromat or some other for of spice to add flavour.
  • 285g can of diced mushrooms – drained
  • 215g can of chakalaka
  • 25 – 30ml chutney
  • Loads of cheese – any you prefer.

2. What to do

  • Place potatoes in a plastic bag, close the bag, and microwave on high for 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Once done, take them out of the microwave, and allow them to cool.
  • Half the potatoes.
  • Place potatoes in an oven-safe dish with a lid.
  • Create a sauce by combining all the other ingredients (apart from the cheese) in a mixing bowl.
  • Pour sauce over the potatoes, and then add the cheese.
  • Place dish in oven for 25 – 30 minutes on 180°C. Alternatively, you can do the same in a microwave. Simply place everything in a microwave-safe dish, and microwave on high for around 15 minutes.


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