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

Marie-Antoinette - 7th October 2020

It was OK, and easy to do. Didn’t like it, possibly as topping was enough to make an interesting dish. Wouldn’t do again.

Lauren - 6th October 2020

This was an easy meal that easily gave us 2 portions each with about 50% more ingredients added. Plenty of spices to accommodate. Really tasty, perfect meal for a cold rainy evening!

Carolyn - 6th October 2020

Delicious!

Carolyn - 6th October 2020

Delicious!

Carol - 12th October 2019

Another delicious one. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Carol - 12th October 2019

Another delicious one. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Emma - 1st October 2020

I don’t like Christmas spices

Alex - 26th September 2020

Right up there with my favourites, really really good!

Alex - 26th September 2020

Right up there with my favourites, really really good!

Suzanne - 26th September 2020

This was absolutely superb. Fabulous flavours and probably better than the last time I made it myself from scratch - shan’t bother doing that again!

Suzanne - 26th September 2020

This was absolutely superb. Fabulous flavours and probably better than the last time I made it myself from scratch - shan’t bother doing that again!

Grant - 20th September 2020

Cheated a little with this one, swapped in a layer of smashed new potatoes between the meat and custard and dropped the sultanas. Not so traditional but still very tasty. Curry flavour is quite subtle.

Jenn - 19th September 2020

Our favourite so far! Doubled up on ingredients and spices were still enough

Jenn - 19th September 2020

Our favourite so far! Doubled up on ingredients and spices were still enough

Kieran - 15th September 2020

Was pretty good, but one of the more unusual recipes. I enjoyed it, but my partner was less enthused.

Frances - 15th September 2020

Lovely flavours

Frances - 15th September 2020

Lovely flavours

Tamar - 11th September 2020

I followed the alternative of leaving it 30 min in the oven. Loved it!

Mike - 10th September 2020

Mike - 10th September 2020

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