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:

slice of bread
tin green lentils
steamed greens(optional)
tbsp mango chutney(optional)

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).


South African Lentil Bobotie Reviews

BASED ON reviews

Carolyn - Dec 30, 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.

Zoe - Dec 04, 2019

One of my favorites- a delicious and hearty meal. ( I use green lentils not quorn).

Lynn - Nov 04, 2019

Very tasty and filling.

Kristen - Oct 31, 2019

Sooooo much quorn. It was 90% “meat”, and I felt starved of vitamins

Kristen - Oct 31, 2019

Sooooo much quorn. It was 90% “meat”, and I felt starved of vitamins

Kristen - Oct 31, 2019

Sooooo much quorn. It was 90% “meat”, and I felt starved of vitamins

Jane - Oct 18, 2019

Not quite sure what happened here but the mail ingredient was Quorn mince not lentils. We decided to go with this although the web still shows lentils but have to say it's the worse SC meal I have tried. Really did not like the flavours although the texture wasn't too bad. Sorry SC.

Ruth - Oct 16, 2019


Zoe - Oct 05, 2019

Loved this! Very hearty and filling meal. Nice and unusual combination of flavours. Will reorder.


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