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

Bryan - 5th August 2020

Tasty and filling. The chutney adds a little sweetness which the dish needs

Janet - 3rd August 2020

I must say that this is the most foul tasting dish I have ever eaten

Dianne - 2nd August 2020

I used ingredients I had in the house and the dish was really delicious. So chicken breast fillets finely chopped were the substitution for beef mince. I would use chicken thighs for additional flavour next time. I did the slower cook version for 30 mins in the oven then finished it off under the grill to give a lovely golden brown topping. Very generous portions so if you treat it like a moussaka I think this would make a great lunch for 3 - 4 people with salad. Will be reordering.

Megan - 1st August 2020

Not as weird as other reviewers made out. Was actually delicious! We ate with lots of mango chutney and some broccoli.

Sarah - 27th July 2020

One of our favs!

Kayleigh - 27th July 2020

Meat mixture was tasty just wasn't very keen on the egg mixture on top. It was essentially beef mince with an omelette on top.

Rachel - 23rd July 2020

A firm favourite. Something a bit different to do with mince !

Lisa - 23rd July 2020

This was a lovely meal - so tasty

Daniel - 21st July 2020

100% wow factor for something so simple to make. Deffo doing this again

Sarah - 21st July 2020

Needed more egg in my one but yummy

Sarah - 21st July 2020

Needed more egg in my one but yummy

Carolyn - 18th July 2020

Not one we ordered but turned out to be one of the best with great flavours. It's not custard on top, obviously, more like a moussaka topping. Avoid rice, it's too dry for that, use broccoli like the picture. The optional mango chutney went well with it.

Tammy - 18th July 2020

I didn't add the sultanas as not keen on them but the dish was still delicious without them

Tammy - 18th July 2020

I didn't add the sultanas as not keen on them but the dish was still delicious without them

Jackie - 17th July 2020

Delicious! I often go to South Africa and love this dish.

Jackie - 17th July 2020

Delicious! I often go to South Africa and love this dish.

Jakub - 17th July 2020

Interesting ???? mnam

Roberta - 16th July 2020

Unusual and lovely

Antony - 16th July 2020

50/50 here. Partner said he could eat this every day. Our 9 year old didn’t like it. I thought it was ok. It smelled strange but it is a cuisine I’ve never cooked before. Have been to Africa and the foods where amazing so I was really looking forward to it, just not for me. As I said partner loved it.

Rachael - 15th July 2020

A definite favourite

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