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 for 2 servings:

  • 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 Top Reviews

Tessa - 5th June 2020

Found the fragrance a bit strong. Think we’d prefer it with just ordinary mixed herbs.

Tessa - 5th June 2020

Found the fragrance a bit strong. Think we’d prefer it with just ordinary mixed herbs.

Sarah - 4th June 2020

Pleasant enough would recommend the mango chutney. Don’t think I would have it again not my thing

Jo - 4th June 2020

Not my favourite but other family members enjoyed it. Quite a fragrant flavour

Elizabeth - 3rd June 2020

Loved it just a bit different from what I thought but served with Bread

Laura - 1st June 2020

Was pleasantly surprised with this, wasn’t expecting to enjoy it, but was really full of flavour, very different to anything else we have had, really enjoyed it, will become a regular one to order

Laura - 1st June 2020

Was pleasantly surprised with this, wasn’t expecting to enjoy it, but was really full of flavour, very different to anything else we have had, really enjoyed it, will become a regular one to order

Teresa - 1st June 2020

The tasty dish to date?

Teresa - 1st June 2020

The tasty dish to date?

Stacey - 31st May 2020

It was ok but not a favourite

Dawn - 30th May 2020

Another incredibly tasty meal. What I wanted from Simply Cook was to be able to cook interesting meals without the trauma of searching for obscure ingredients, especially in these times. I have not been disappointed!

Dawn - 30th May 2020

Another incredibly tasty meal. What I wanted from Simply Cook was to be able to cook interesting meals without the trauma of searching for obscure ingredients, especially in these times. I have not been disappointed!

Lisa - 25th May 2020

I had a 750g pack of minced beef and this made enough for 2 days meals. Lush !

Lisa - 25th May 2020

I had a 750g pack of minced beef and this made enough for 2 days meals. Lush !

Stefanie - 24th May 2020

I replaced the raisins with cashew nuts as I didn’t want it to be too sweet and I had no raisins in stock. Was huge in portion size. enough for 3 people. The flavour was incredible though. ??

Aimee - 24th May 2020

Would add cheese on the top when putting under the grill

Aimee - 24th May 2020

Would add cheese on the top when putting under the grill

Petra - 24th May 2020

So tasty! Really loved this dish! I would like to see a non spicy version of this too, so my 7 year old could have it as well.

Petra - 24th May 2020

So tasty! Really loved this dish! I would like to see a non spicy version of this too, so my 7 year old could have it as well.

Sarah - 23rd May 2020

We were a bit unsure as the recipe seemed odd to us but it was really delicious, I would definitely recommend giving it a try!

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