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 1086 reviews

Sharon - Feb 12, 2019

Fantastic

Susanna - Feb 08, 2019

Everyone really enjoyed made with soya mince

Jason - Feb 07, 2019

Could just do with a little extra flavour

Paula - Feb 06, 2019

Very hot/ spicy

Jo - Feb 04, 2019

Bootiful!

Georgia - Feb 03, 2019

This dish is simply fantastic. Spicy and sweet! Loved it

Joanne - Feb 02, 2019

This is the second time I've made this - the first time I followed the recipe and I ended up with meatloaf and no custard style topping. This time I used creme freiche and milk and also leftover garlic bread from the day before. Worked a treat - I actually had the custard style topping. Very tasty. Definitely needs more than 2 slices of bread!

Judith - Jan 28, 2019

Not impressed. Had a strange flavour.

Claire - Jan 22, 2019

2nd time having this. I really enjoy it.

Jane - Jan 20, 2019

Made 1.5 times the amount for 3 and it was loads. Prefer the Good Housekeeping recipe. The Bobitie Blend added a bitter, strong flavor of dried herbs so I had to add chutney to counteract it. Would have been much worse with original quantity of mince.

Sharon - Jan 18, 2019

Tasty and different

Sharon - Jan 18, 2019

Very tasty, something really different.

Rianna - Jan 18, 2019

Wasn’t as full of flavour as a traditional Bobotie

Caroline - Jan 15, 2019

A nice dish, more spicy than the bobotie I'm used to and not that sweet. Next time I'll definitely add the chutney. Will order again.

Gilly - Jan 14, 2019

One if our favourites. It sounded a bit odd with the egg on top but tasted delicious. Have had this a few times now

Leigh - Jan 10, 2019

????

Claire - Jan 09, 2019

Very nice meal.

Rebecca - Jan 08, 2019

If you are not a fan of scrambled eggs or bread and butter pudding then avoid this weird dish meat dish. I absolutely hated it to the point that I couldn’t eat it, however my partner didn’t dislike it.

Petra - Jan 08, 2019

It was weird but surprisingly good. However it's difficult to get the right size dish and density so that the egg doesn't sink too much into the mince. My fault for spreading it too thinly I think.

Alyson - Jan 07, 2019

Unusual with the bread and egg - not quite convinced

Laura - Jan 03, 2019

A bit like a mixture of a savoury bread and butter pudding with stuffing balls, but very tasty.

Alan - Jan 03, 2019

Not how I had it in South Africa was disappointed in this recipe

Jennifer - Jan 01, 2019

Very tasty - will cook again

Paul - Dec 29, 2018

Unique combination of texture and taste, very satisfying

Anna - Dec 29, 2018

Tasty,nice with greens!

Stephen - Dec 28, 2018

Wow, hard to describe but very tasty, more than a hint of ginger. Will definitely choose again.

Wendy - Dec 19, 2018

Delicious! We've had this twice already. It's a real pleaser!

Michael - Dec 16, 2018

Mince was good. Custard topping, not so much.

Michelle - Dec 15, 2018

Tasted ok but not a big fan of it

Paula - Dec 14, 2018

Absolutely sublime

Catherine - Dec 13, 2018

A very tasty dish will get it again

Catherine - Dec 13, 2018

Very tasty dish will have it again

Olivier - Dec 12, 2018

Tastier than expected.

Jayne - Dec 09, 2018

Very tasty and so easy

Andrew - Dec 07, 2018

This dish is stunning don’t let looks deceive you this dish packs stunning flavour levels and can’t recommend the greens and mango chutney instead of rice to accompany it

ELAINE - Dec 07, 2018

De-lic-ious!

Josephine - Dec 07, 2018

A bit bland

Anita - Dec 01, 2018

Great tasting dish and very easy to prepare and make

Louisr - Nov 30, 2018

Made it with Quorn and still tasty

Karan - Nov 29, 2018

2nd time making this one. It’s a fave!

Karen - Nov 28, 2018

Best dish so far. Easy recipe and only had to chop an onion. So tasty

Lisa - Nov 23, 2018

Family favourite

Helen - Nov 19, 2018

This is a favourite so I reorder it now and again

Katherine - Nov 15, 2018

Easy, tasty and filling.

Beki - Nov 14, 2018

Interesting dish, a bit dry but mixed with broccoli & very filling

Jane - Nov 13, 2018

Won’t cook this one again - rather bland and a bit of a faff to make

Leigh - Nov 13, 2018

No idea if it was authentic but I loved it!

Waseem - Nov 10, 2018

This was just amazing

Robert - Nov 10, 2018

Do different but very nice

Gary - Nov 07, 2018

Taste was okay but "weird" texture meant we're unlikely to select again.

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