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How to make Bobotie


The bobotie is a traditional South African dish. It is a classic dish served in homes and restaurants. It is made with minced meat and spices, with the addition of dried fruit. It is traditionally served with a spicy yellow rice. It is also commonly served with melktert, a type of custard tart, a dish similar to British custard. The Bobotie is usually accompanied by a bowl of rice and a glass of red wine.
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Course: lunch, Main dishes
Cuisine: South African
Keyword: BOBOTIE, bobotie recipe, how to make bobottie
CookingStyle: low-temperature cooking
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 19 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Ms Kelly
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  • 5 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
  • 3 slices bread
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Cloves
  • 2 tablespoon mango chutney
  • 3 teaspoon sultana
  • 2 teaspoon raisin
  • 6 bay leaves
  • Grounded ginger
  • Milk
  • Tomato puree
  • 3 eggs
  • Garlic
  • Minced beef


  • 1. Break the slices of bread into a cooking bowl and pour the milk into it. Let the milk get soaked by the bread. Set aside.
  • 2. Chop the onions and crush the garlic.
  • 3. Put oil in the pot, let it heat up. Then add the onions and crushed garlic to it. Stir for a few minutes until the color turns golden brown.
  • 4. Add the mango chutney, raisins, and sultanas, cloves, and tomato puree.
  • 5. Add your minced meat to the pot. Stir well while crushing the mince into fine-grain until the color is changed.
  • 6. Then, squeeze out the milk from the bread and stir in the soaked bread to the meat. Stir well together. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  • 7. Leave to cook slowly for 5 minutes.
  • 8. Remove the pot from the fire and pour the meat into a baking dish. Press it down and smoothen the top. Cover the dish with a foil and put it into a preheated oven at 190 degrees. Bake for 25-35 minutes.
  • 9. Mix the eggs and remaining milk together with some seasonings. Whisk thoroughly.
  • 10. Pour the mixture over the meat and bake for 20 more minutes until it turns golden.
  • 11. Bring out to cool for 10-15 minutes.
  • 12. The food is ready.


To make bobotie at home, use a skillet with enamel or cast iron to heat up the mixture. Then, mix the beef with spices, tomato paste, and breadcrumbs. Then, bake the bobotie in the oven until the egg layer is set. Serve with yellow rice and chutney. For a full meal, serve with sliced cucumbers. This dish is a popular dish in many parts of the world.
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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 2mg
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