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South African Bobotie Recipe

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South African Bobotie

This South African Bobotie dish is made to enjoy all the enrich ingredients that makes bobotie. It’s a great dish eaten by South Africans and very nutritious as well.



2 tablespoons butter

2 medium diced onions

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 bread slices

1/2 cup milk

1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon coriander

2 pounds lean ground beef

1 1/2 tablespoon dried herbs (thyme, basil, oregano )

1 large grated apple

1/3 to 1/2 cup fruit chutney

1/4 cup raisins

1/2 -1 lemon juice and zest

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Savory egg Custard topping

3 eggs

5-6 bay leaves

1/2 cup cream

1/2 cup milk

salt and pepper



Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees Celsius.

Whisk together milk and bread slices in a medium bowl until bread softens. Set aside.

Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with oil

Heat a large skillet over medium heat, stir in butter until melted.Add onions and garlic. Saute for about 3 minutes just until soft and fragrant.

Stir in curry powder, turmeric, ground cumin, coriander and dried herbs.

Add ground beef and herbs then stir constantly to break it up. Cook until beef is no longer pink. Remove from the stove.

Add beef mixture and bread mixture, chutney, grated apple, lemon juice and zest, and Worcestershire and raisins into a bowl.Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Pour mixture into greased cast iron pan.

Using a spoon press the beef mixture down. Then bake for about 40-50 minutes.

Mix together eggs, cream , milk and a 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric

Remove pan from oven and  pour eggs mixture over the beef. Arrange the bay leaves on top of it.

Bake for an exactly 15 minutes until the eggs mixture has set.

Remove and let it rest for a few minutes then serve with rice or vegetable

Agatha Nyame
Agatha Nyame is a food lover, a musician and a nurse. She is the Chief Content Editor of My Recipe Joint. She spends most of her time recording music and sharing recipes to the everyday Ghanaian. Agatha is currently a practicing Nurse in Ghana. Get in touch via Telephone: +233 (0) 542 336 819


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