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1,5 hours

4 servings


gemiddelde waardering 5 uit 5, gebaseerd op 3 stemmen, beoordelingen

One of the most famous recipes from South Africa is bobotie.  This delicious oven dish, made of, among other things, ground beef and raisins, was even included in a special recipe book of the United Nations in 1951.  The ingredient list seems long, but you probably already have most of the ingredients at home.  To our surprise, there is one ingredient that we thought was missing: green beans.  But no, this seems to be far from traditional!

The bobotie is delicious with some yellow rice, a red onion and tomato salad and some extra chutney.  When preparing, do not be alarmed by the large amount of milk, this will be ok! The recipe is for four people, but (tip!) feel free to make more, because this bobotie will be very popular.


Preparation method

Step 1. Prepare the Bobotie

  • Chop the onion, grate the ginger and finely chop the garlic.

  • Heat the oil in a large pan and sauté the onions until soft and starting to brown.

  • Add the garlic, ginger and spices (curry powder, turmeric, coriander, dried ginger and cumin) and cook for a minute until the bottom of the pan is dry and sticky.

  • Add the minced meat little by little, breaking up any lumpy bits.  Cook, stirring, until the meat just begins to turn from pink to light brown before adding more meat.  Pay attention!  The meat should not be too brown.

  • Season generously with salt and pepper.

  • Add the bowl of ingredients (which you have prepared in the preparation), the brown sugar and the raisins and stir well.

  • Lower the heat, put a lid on the pan and let it simmer for 30 minutes.  Stir often to make sure it doesn't burn. Add a splash of water if the mixture is too dry.

Step 2. Prepare the custard topping

  • Mix the milk with the eggs and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Step 3. Make the Bobotie

  • Pour the bobotie into a baking dish and smooth the surface with a spatula.

  • Press the bay leaves into the bobotie and pour over the custard mixture.

  • Carefully place in the oven and bake for 40 minutes

  • Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes.

  • Serve with yellow rice, tomato/onion salad and extra chutney

Lekker eet! (Bon Appetit in African)
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South African cuisine is sometimes referred to as rainbow cuisine. Curious why? Ilse tells you more!


  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 tbsp apricot jam

  • 2 tbsp fruit chutney (we used mango chutney)

  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tbsp tomato puree

  • 1 slice of white bread,

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 2 white onions

  • 1 clove of garlic

  • 0.5 tbsp fresh ginger

  • 0.5 tbsp mild curry powder

  • 0.5 tsp ground turmeric

  • 0.5 tsp ground coriander

  • 0.5 tsp ground ginger (dried)

  • 0.25 tsp ground cumin

  • 500 grams of minced beef (lean)

  • 1 tbsp soft brown sugar

  • 100 gr raisins

  • Salt

  • Pepper

For the custard

  • 250 ml milk

  • 2 eggs

  • Salty

  • Pepper

  • 2 bay leaves

Side dishes

  • Yellow rice

  • Tomato

  • Red onion

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