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:

of bread (gluten free if necessary)
lean beef mince
sultanas /raisins
tenderstem broccoli
mango chutney(optional)

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, boil a pan of salted water and cook the broccoli for 3 mins, then drain and keep aside.

    If you're having rice on the side, cook this now according to pack instructions.

  • 5.


    Serve a large spoonful of Bobotie with your sides and some mango chutney (if having).


South African Bobotie Reviews

BASED ON reviews

Kayleigh - Jan 20, 2020

Absolutely revolting. I'm sorry but it really is. I wasted time and money buying the ingredients needed and cooking it, just for it to go in the bin. My family had to wait for me to make something else that is edible.

Lorraine - Jan 14, 2020

I make bobotie all the time and the family love it. This version not so much. Would definitely not get again.

Gillian - Dec 07, 2019

Not really the family’s kind of thing, wasn’t bad. Wouldn’t get again though

Jess - Dec 05, 2019

The whole dish just wasn't for us, was like having an omelette on Sheppard's pie

Kate - Dec 01, 2019

Fabulous flavours - next time I'll use a deeper dish so my egg is a thicker covering

Angela - Nov 29, 2019


tania - Nov 24, 2019

Tasty but could have been labelled any sort of curry. No real taste distinction from any other type of curry except for interesting ingredients.

MR C G - Nov 23, 2019

It was alright, nothing special but good food to get by when not knowing what to cook

Clare - Nov 18, 2019

Not for our tastes

Matt - Nov 10, 2019

Very tasty, the top goes a bit like an omelette.

Sharon - Nov 10, 2019

Not bad but wouldn't rush to cook again.

Sarah - Nov 10, 2019

Very nice

Jennifer - Nov 09, 2019

Awful please do not send this again

Vickie - Nov 05, 2019

Hated everything about was way too stodgy I should of read the recipe before ordering it

Rachel - Nov 04, 2019

Why have we not tried this (in any form) sooner?! No wonder it’s a national favourite.

Linnea - Oct 30, 2019

Not bad, but it needs more egg.

Libby - Oct 27, 2019

This is almost like a shepherds pie but with egg topping instead of potato. It was so tasty will def be ordering again!

Martin - Oct 27, 2019

We loved the spicy sweetness. Added diced apple to the meat to kick up the fruit content. Lovely, will have again.

Michelle - Oct 23, 2019

Too faffy

Angela - Oct 13, 2019

Taste is amazing all the family enjoyed it ????

Fran - Oct 08, 2019

Would not cook again

Laura - Oct 07, 2019

So didn’t think I was going to like. This but it was delicious

Carly - Oct 02, 2019

Really nice winter warmer although could have had a touch more spice

Michael - Oct 01, 2019

The kids loved this recipe.

Hayley - Sep 24, 2019

The Combination of bread soaked in the milk and the egg, was a little weird. If your a little funny with food textures i don't recommend. I didnt enjoy this. The flavours were strong. Quick and easy to make.

Kayleigh - Sep 24, 2019

Absolutely disgusting

Claire - Sep 23, 2019

Very nice, the rice was moist so it was enjoyable and filling

Alison - Sep 20, 2019

This was our first dish and it was amazing, so simple and very tasty!

Angela - Sep 18, 2019


Zara - Sep 17, 2019

Not Good at all

Kerry - Sep 12, 2019

We didnt like it

Becca - Sep 10, 2019


Darren - Sep 09, 2019

Absolutely fabulous. Loved it.

Emily - Sep 04, 2019

Fantastic to try something different

Elle - Sep 04, 2019

Totally moorish and delish

Elle - Sep 04, 2019

Totally moorish and delish

Kelly - Sep 04, 2019

Only I like it out of the family x

Graunya - Sep 02, 2019

Quite close to the real thing

Rachel - Aug 31, 2019

Not keen on this one!

Mark - Aug 28, 2019

Very nice!

Mark - Aug 28, 2019

Very nice!

Kevin - Aug 21, 2019

Didn’t like this at all, really bland and the bread in it just not nice at all.

Mark - Aug 19, 2019


Beverley - Aug 14, 2019

Excellent, we loved this one

Michael - Aug 09, 2019

Wasn’t keen

Lauren - Aug 04, 2019

We were excited for this one as my partner is South African. Found this recipe very bland and texturally odd. Disappointing.

Jenny - Jul 27, 2019

This was different but not for us

JENNIFER - Jul 23, 2019

Mixed reaction from the family as regards the spices, we all enjoyed the idea of it and it was certainly something different.

Blaine - Jul 14, 2019

Noce but not the real thing from home

Angela - Jul 09, 2019

Absolutely gorgeous


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