Pronounced "ba-boar-tee" this popular, traditional meal from Cape Town could vie for South Africa's National dish. This one-pot traditionally features spiced mince (or can be done with lentils for vegetarians) 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 Lentil Bobotie in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic South African Lentil 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 Lentil 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:

  • 1 slice of bread
  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 400g tin green lentils
  • 3Tbsp sultanas/raisins
  • 200ml milk
  • 1 egg
  • steamed greens (optional)
  • 100g rice (optional)
  • 1 tbsp mango chutney (optional)
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Our 30 minute recipe

  1. Soak the bread

    Heat the oven to 200C / fan 180C / gas 6. Put the bread in a shallow bowl. Pour 100ml of the milk over, mix it up and leave aside to soak.

  2. Start the base 

    Heat a little oil in a pan over medium heat. 

    Add the onion and carrot and fry for 4 mins to soften. Stir in the CAPE CURRY PASTE, then add the green lentils and fry for 3 mins.

  3. Add the South African flavours 

    Add the BOBOTIE BLEND, the SOSATIE SAUCE, the sultanas and the soaked bread and mix well. Cook for 2 mins, to let the bread break down into the mixture.

    Transfer the mixture to an ovenproof dish. Flatten down and pat the surface dry by pressing some kitchen paper onto the top of the mixture.

  4. Make the topping 

    Whisk the egg in a bowl then add the other 100ml of the 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 for another 3-4 mins, or until the topping has set and is golden brown, taking care not to let it over-brown (see tip).

    Meanwhile, if you’re having greens or rice on the side, prepare them now, according to pack instructions.

  5. Serve a large spoonful onto each plate. It's very filling on its own, but if you're having sides, serve with your greens or rice and a spoonful of mango chutney (if having).

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South African Lentil Bobotie Top Reviews

Francoise - 5th September 2020

I am glad I tried this and it was much better than I thought it would be, but just not my cup of tea. It is definitely worth trying though. I made it with soya mince which was a great substitute

Nikoo - 27th August 2020

Delicious, flavourful and easy to make. We swapped raisins for cranberries as I'm not keen on raisins or sultanas and it worked perfectly!

Nikoo - 27th August 2020

Delicious, flavourful and easy to make. We swapped raisins for cranberries as I'm not keen on raisins or sultanas and it worked perfectly!

Lisa - 21st August 2020

You have to try this. Something totally different and absolutely delicious. Flavours are amazing.

Lisa - 21st August 2020

You have to try this. Something totally different and absolutely delicious. Flavours are amazing.

Leanne - 12th August 2020

Veganised the recipe but it tasted great

Leanne - 12th August 2020

Veganised the recipe but it tasted great

Barry - 9th August 2020

Another incredible and easy recipe!

Barry - 9th August 2020

Another incredible and easy recipe!

Emily - 22nd July 2020

Tasty, spicy and very filling. So easy to cook and very original would have again!

Emily - 22nd July 2020

Tasty, spicy and very filling. So easy to cook and very original would have again!

Jess - 22nd May 2020

Didn’t use the egg and used vegan mince, and was really surprised at how tasty this was. A bit different but will definitely have it again

Zoe - 5th October 2019

Always a winner in our house. Hearty and delicious. I always season the egg quite heavily and use just a dash of milk.

Abigail - 14th May 2020

Abigail - 14th May 2020

Ian - 30th April 2020

Its filling can see why them Springboks are so big.

Ian - 30th April 2020

Its filling can see why them Springboks are so big.

Stephen - 31st January 2020

Once again a truly delicious meal. I served with boiled rice and broccoli and a little mango chutney as advised. So tasty and healthy. I did finish it in the oven for 30 minute and it was perfect. Well done Chef!

louise - 27th January 2020

Such a different flavour, unusual and once again a hit!

Carolyn - 30th December 2019

We all have a tendency to eat with our eyes and if this is the case thus us one of the worst meals to look at. However, omg the flavours are stupendous and is definitely my favourite. Went to make another the day after serving it to others and was gutted I didn't have the box ???? remedy I have ordered another 2.

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