Bobotie is a traditional South African favourite. This recipe is packed with flavour but is also a healthier version.
- 1 slice white bread, thick
- 125ml milk
- 25ml oil
- 2 onions, in slices
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped fine
- 15ml ginger, fresh, grated
- 30ml curry powder
- 5ml tumeric
- 3ml cumin, fine
- 3ml coriander, fine
- 1kg mince, lamb or beef
- 20ml apricot jam
- 12 almonds, cut into quarters
- 60ml vinegar
- 10ml salt
- 3ml pepper, black, freshly grinded
- 125ml raisins, seedless (optional)
- 4 lemon or bay leaves
- 2 eggs
- 250ml milk
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
- Lightly grease an ovenproof dish.
- Soak the bread in the milk and mash it with a fork. Keep one side.
- Heat the oil and sauteé the onions until soft. Add the ginger, garlic and other spices and sauteé until fragrant.
- Add the mince in small amounts and fry until almost brown.
- Add the jam, almonds, vinegar, salt, pepper, raisins, bread and apples/peaches. Use a fork to mix lightly.
- Ladle the mince mixture into a greased ovendish, don’t press with a fork. Stick the lemon- or bay leaves into the mixture.
- Whisk the milk and eggs together and flavor with salt and pepper.
- Pour over the mince and bake for 40 minutes.
- Serve with chutney and yellow rice.
Serve with non-starchy vegetables or a salad to make this a delicious balanced meal
Yields 6 portions
Recipe by Chantel Walker
Chantel Walker is a registered dietitian based in Stellenbosch with a passion for helping people reach their full potential. Read more about Chantel here.