Bobotie recipie

I have fallen in love with bobotie from the first time I tasted it! Thanks to Joni for introducing me to it ;-). Bobotie is curried South African dish that reminds me of coronation chicken, because of its sweet curry taste. What’s more, it is really easy to make! The recipe bellow is an edited version that I got from Joni’s mum.

bobotie recipie


  • 250ml Milk
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 onions, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp mild curry powder
  • 1tsp cumin
  • black pepper
  • 450g minced lamb
  • 60ml apricot jam
  • 60g dried apricots
  • 25g ground almonds
  • salt to taste
  • 2 eggs

1. Pour half the milk onto the bread and allow it to soak.

2. Fry the onion and garlic gently in a little oil until translucent.

3. Mash the bread and add it into the onion and garlic mixture, the spices, meat, jam, apricots, half the almonds, and the salt.

4. Mix together with your hands (thoroughly).

5. Pack the mixture into a baking dish to a depth of about 4cm.

6. Beat the eggs with the remaining milk and  pour this over the top, then add the remaining almonds.

7. Bake in a preheated medium oven (180C or Gas mark 4) for 45-50 mins until the meat is cooked through and the custard on top has turned golden.

7. You may need to cover the top for the last 15-20 mins with a piece of foil to prevent the custard burning before the meat has finished cooking.

bobotie recipie


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