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 2330 reviews

Clare - Dec 03, 2019

Well I thought it would be a bit odd, and it was. Very filling though, would easily serve 4. Not overly tasty either. Not sure I'd have again.

Jill - Nov 27, 2019

Unusual but glad I tried it as it was yummy

Terence - Nov 26, 2019

Very different, I liked it but not one of my favourites, good standby.

richard - Nov 21, 2019

I’ve had a lot of Indian and Asian food,but this tastes like nothing else, loved it

Mark - Nov 20, 2019

Awfull

Wynette - Nov 18, 2019

Simple and moreish.

Stephanie - Nov 17, 2019

This has always been on our ‘cook from scratch’ list, but this was so much easier and really tasty, we cooked it in our camper van!

Andrew - Nov 14, 2019

Smelled great, not our favourite though.

Sarah - Nov 13, 2019

I was disappointed with this dish, i ended up binning it!

Karen - Nov 13, 2019

Sounded a funny mixture of foods but absolutely recommend. So tasty.

Flavia - Nov 11, 2019

Absolutely delicious

Naomi - Nov 11, 2019

I keep ordering this now it’s very filling and delicious ????

Carol - Nov 10, 2019

I loved it and would gladly have it again but my husband found it too spicy

Sandra - Nov 10, 2019

Really tasty and easy to cook. Definitely one I will reorder.

Michael - Nov 09, 2019

Never tried South African food but wow!!! What a different taste. Fantastic, will def be ordering again.

Brian - Nov 07, 2019

Disappointed that it was so bland; seemed just a curried mince...

Radha - Nov 07, 2019

I added a layer of sliced tomatoes which I had lightly fried in butter and a layer of sliced and boiled potatoes. I also topped it off with grated gran padano which I added after 30 minutes in the oven, for a quick melted top. The mix was tasty but I felt my additions made it a more juicy and subtantial meal!

Carol - Nov 06, 2019

Very tasty

J - Nov 06, 2019

L8ked this, basically a different or spiced shepherds pie. Next time I might use smash on the top

Sally - Nov 06, 2019

Nicer than we expected, tasty and filling. We missed out the sultanas as we don’t like them and was still full of flavour.

Sally - Nov 06, 2019

Nicer than we expected, tasty and filling. We missed out the sultanas as we don’t like them and was still full of flavour.

Carly - Nov 05, 2019

Delicious meal. My boyfriend loved it and wants it again in the next delivery! Left out raisins/sultanas and severed with broccoli, asparagus and mango chutney. Amazing healthy meal

Linda - Nov 03, 2019

Could only taste the curry.

Hilary - Nov 02, 2019

Surprisingly nice for something that sounds like curried meat custard!

Gaye - Oct 31, 2019

I enjoyed this immensely. Hubby found the raisins a bit off-putting.

Trudi - Oct 29, 2019

Very very tasty will make it in a smaller dish next time to make the topping deeper very nice dish

Sally - Oct 29, 2019

Was lovely, think I would add a bit more veg in next time.

Annabelle - Oct 28, 2019

Ok but would not order again

Annabelle - Oct 28, 2019

Ok but would not order again

Angharad - Oct 23, 2019

Unusual combinations and flavours but it absolutely works

Becky - Oct 23, 2019

Delicious flavour! Definitely cooking again.

Caroline - Oct 22, 2019

Tasty mince dish. Think I should have had a bit more of the egg and milk mixture at the end but yummy nevertheless! Would cook again

Sarah - Oct 21, 2019

One of my new faves. So delicious!

Carol - Oct 19, 2019

Very tasty

Susan - Oct 19, 2019

Massive portion, was nice cold the mext day

Tracy - Oct 18, 2019

One of our regular favourites! Absolutely delicious, and easy to make :)

Samantha - Oct 17, 2019

Tasty fruity dish

Deborah - Oct 17, 2019

Comfort food at its best. Delicious and warming.

Lauren - Oct 16, 2019

Not the best dish bit bland

Katherine - Oct 16, 2019

So yummy and unusual

Katherine - Oct 16, 2019

So yummy and different!!

Naomi - Oct 15, 2019

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Emily - Oct 14, 2019

Gross

Carol - Oct 12, 2019

Enjoyable but quite overpowering taste from the herbs..

Alison - Oct 10, 2019

Very tasty

Jeremy - Oct 10, 2019

South Africans have to add beef to everything! Even to a curry dish, which is fine- but why the egg and milk topping? Glad I ordered it as I like to try new things however i won’t be ordering this one again. It was just...weird.

Claire - Oct 10, 2019

Very nice recipe

Rita - Oct 09, 2019

Just not my taste

Angela - Oct 08, 2019

Interesting but not sure of the real flavour as had 2 sauce pots and no bobotie blend, the recipe card was also confusing as the flavour pots listed were completely different!

Tim - Oct 08, 2019

I liked it the wife did not. The top is like a light omelette. If you like moussakka you’ll probably like this.

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