Pronounced "ba-boar-tee"this popular, traditional meal from Cape Town could vie for South Africa's National dish. This warming one-pot features spiced mince with sultanas with a golden custard-style topping. A fusion pie-style dish with Malay, Indian and Dutch influence, it can now be found all over Africa and has even been adapted in Argentina where the Bobotie mixture is placed in a hollowed out pumpkin or marrow and baked until tender! 

Cook our delicious South African Bobotie in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic South African Bobotie. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Cape Curry Paste pot, a Bobotie Blend pot and a Sosatie Sauce pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious South African Bobotie in just 30 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Cape Curry Paste
  • Bobotie Blend
  • Sosatie Sauce

Your shopping list:

2slices
of bread (GF if necessary)
 
1
onion
 
350g
lean beef mince
 
3Tbsp
sultanas or raisins
 
260ml
milk
 
2
eggs
 
steamed greens(optional)
 
100g
rice(optional)
 
1Tbsp
mango chutney(optional)
 
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Our 30 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Soak the bread

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.

    Mix the pieces of bread with 100ml of the milk in a shallow bowl and leave aside to soak. 

  • 2.

    Fry the beef

    Heat a little oil in a pan over medium-high heat and fry the onion for 3 mins.

    Add the CAPE CURRY PASTE and the beef mince and fry for 4 mins. 

  • 3.

    Add the South African flavours

    Mix in the BOBOTIE BLEND, the SOSATIE SAUCE, the sultanas and the soaked bread, and cook for 2 mins.

    Transfer the mixture to an ovenproof dish. Flatten it down and slightly dry the surface by pressing some kitchen paper on top of the mince. 

  • 4.

    Make the topping

    Whisk the eggs with the other 160ml of milk. Season it and pour it over the Bobotie mixture. Bake it in the oven for 15 mins and then swap the setting to a medium-hot grill and cook for 3-4 more mins, or until the topping has set and is golden brown (make sure not to let it over-brown).

    Meanwhile, if you’re having some greens or rice on the side, cook them now according to pack instructions. 

  • 5.

    Serve!

    Serve a large spoonful of Bobotie with your sides and some mango chutney (if having). 

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South African Bobotie Reviews

BASED ON 1522 reviews

Helen - Jun 15, 2019

Didn't like the flavour of this, very odd, almost like a beef dessert. Wouldn't make again..

Michelle - Jun 13, 2019

Was lovely would have again very tasty

Michael - Jun 11, 2019

Loved it

Louise - Jun 10, 2019

Loved this, very easy and a bit different

sarah - Jun 09, 2019

Did not taste good!

Claire - Jun 09, 2019

Swapped the sultanas/raisins for peas as my kids don’t like them. Littlest wasn’t keen biggest can’t wait for more! Really yummy and not overly spicy like I was expecting after reading other comments

joanna - Jun 08, 2019

I cooked this for my meat eating partner. He enjoyed it so much, he actually wanted to eat the portion for two that I cooked all for himself.

Karin - Jun 07, 2019

Pleasantly surprised. Had with rice. Nicely seasoned. Would make again

Kirsty - Jun 07, 2019

I was sceptical about this one, but it was delicious!

Ettie - Jun 07, 2019

Not something I personally like it was very sweet and spicey. Easy to prepare and cook.

Sam - Jun 05, 2019

Like a meaty creamy omelette. Interesting flavours.

Kirsty - May 30, 2019

Wasn’t sure while cooking and thought would be a disaster but was absolutely delicious and will be getting again, a lot!!

Kat - May 27, 2019

Different but loved it

Helen - May 23, 2019

Very tasty! Comfort food so very filling - we had loads left over after eating plenty. I used Quorn added cheese on top. And next time I will take out the dried fruit and substitute something else like peas or edamame...

Keely - May 20, 2019

One of my top 3! Loved it!

Martin - May 20, 2019

Yummy!

Keith - May 20, 2019

Simple to make and a much different taste to minced beef but probably won't make it again.

Catherine - May 19, 2019

Tasty. I dont think the egg topping adds much overall so I would probably skip it next time and serve the meat with rice as a curry

Jayme - May 18, 2019

Really good, does not need rice on the side but mango chutney is excellent with it

Victoria - May 14, 2019

This meal was tasty, however not the usual wow factor.

Helen - May 14, 2019

Loved it!

Deborah - May 11, 2019

much hotter and spicier than expected but was delicious!

Rachel - May 11, 2019

Lovely. And really easy to make. One of our favourites.

Steve - May 11, 2019

We just didn't like it.

Colin - May 10, 2019

Weird but no bad

Vanessa - May 09, 2019

Very different nice flavour

Rebecca - May 08, 2019

Odd combination of curried mince and egg, didn’t enjoy it and won’t be getting it again

Sarah - May 06, 2019

Tasty

Nigel - May 06, 2019

the surprise dish for me so far, as I didn't really fancy it when I saw the recipe / ingredients. It all came together really well, and was enjoyed by everyone. We'll definitely be trying it again

Helen - May 05, 2019

Enjoyed it. We will make it less hot next time and may be serve with creamy mash. Not spectacular but a good change

Clare - May 05, 2019

Not bland at all had no milk, used cream and put an extra egg in was tasty

Irene - May 02, 2019

Not so sure on this

Irene - May 02, 2019

Not so sure on this

Janet - May 02, 2019

My favourite dish to date but i do have a sweet tooth

Eileen - May 02, 2019

Husband loved it, to spicy for me.

Katie - Apr 29, 2019

5 year old says it lovely!

Irene - Apr 28, 2019

Some flavours I wasn’t sure about

Shaun - Apr 28, 2019

An unusual dish but I liked this. good mix of sweet and savoury

kathleen - Apr 20, 2019

absolutely delicious.had it with rice and broccoli

Nicola - Apr 19, 2019

Strange dish sweet but savoury we had it with Broccoli & Crusty Bread, would not order again

Ben - Apr 18, 2019

Nice and easy

Jane - Apr 17, 2019

Great combination of flavours

Amie - Apr 17, 2019

Bit hot for me...nice for some one who likes hot dishes

Yvette - Apr 17, 2019

Delicious and filling.

Ray - Apr 15, 2019

The family really enjoyed this

Peter - Apr 14, 2019

We both really enjoyed this. Mild curry flavour and nice consistency. Would have again

Victoria - Apr 13, 2019

Surprisingly good! Don't judge it based on its looks, or it's description - it sounds like it really shouldn't work but it does!

Lisa - Apr 12, 2019

Family favourite, ordered lots of times

Roberta - Apr 07, 2019

Love this dish!!

Tracy - Apr 03, 2019

Not the best meal I've had not for me

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