Bobotie is very popular local dish in south Africa.
It’s a fruity mince dish from Southern Africa, for those of you who don’t know.
Bobotie is always tasty, but this recipe is especially tasty. It worked out very well even though it was made very fast – we were really hungry!
So here it is – a fast and easy but delicious Bobotie recipe with its perfect fruity and sweet flavours.
garlic clove, chopped
2 small yellow onions
2 carrots, finely chopped
400g beef mince
2 teaspoons madras curry or beef curry
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
half a teaspoon ginger spice
half a cup bread crumbs or rusk crumbs
1 cup milk
half a cup raisins
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoons chutney or fruit/ mango chutney
3 or 4 bay leaves
Heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Start by soaking the crumbs in the milk so that they are just covered in milk. In a pan, fry the onions, carrots and garlic together in some oil. When ready, set aside. In a bowl, mix together the mince, bread crumbs (drain and set the milk aside), salt, pepper, curry, ginger, cinnamon and the raisins. Also add the onion mix. Mix well.
Fry the mince mixture in a pan until cooked.
Put the mixture in a oven dish and flatten a little. Now whisk two eggs in the remaining milk. Add some salt and pepper. Cover the mince mixture in the dish with the egg and milk mixture. Lastly, decorate with 3-4 bay leaves.
Cook for 25 minutes or until golden.
Serve on rice. (makes 3-4 portions)
Click here for a vegetarian Bobotie recipe.