Thursday, June 30, 2011


BOBOTIE:            AFRICA

INGREDIENTS:        ( serves  4-6 )

1  bread roll
250  ml  milk
1  kg  beef, roughly chopped or minced
2  tsp olive oil
1  onion, skinned and chopped
1  clove garlic, chopped
1  tsp  curry powder
100  g sultanas
100  g Whole, shelled almonds
1  tsp  apricot jam
2  tsp  mango chutney
25  ml  lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2  eggs
2  bay leaves

  • Soak the bread roll in half of the milk, then squeeze out and add to the meat.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and sweat the onion and garlic until soft. Add the meat and fry sowly for about 10 minutes, stirring to brown on all sides.
  • Stir in the curry powder, then add the sultanas, almonds, apricot jam, mango chutney and lemon juice and mix well.
  • Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish ( or 4-6 smaller dishes ). Beat the eggs with the remaining milk an pour over the meat.
  • Add the bay leaves and bake in a preheated oven ( 180c ) for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.
TIPS :In South Africa, bobotie is typically served with turmeric- scented rice and a sweet -and -sour fruit chutney called blatjang. If you don't want to make your own chutney, you can buy a bottled version- Mrs. Ball's is the most popular South African brand.

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