Bobotie is a traditional South African dish. This sweet, aromatic mince casserole, served with rice, coconut, chutney, toasted almonds and banana slices is ideal for a cold winter’s evening – comfort food at its best.
Serves up to eight people
4 tsp oil (or butter)
2 onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tsp turmeric
1 Tbsp curry powder
1 kg raw mince
2 slices crust-less bread, small pieces (soaked in a bit of milk)
1 cup dried apricot, chopped
1 cup apple, grated
½ cup sultanas
3 Tbsp chutney
2 Tbsp brown vinegar
2 tsp dried vegetable stock (MSG-free), mixed with water
1 tsp black pepper
1 ½ cup milk
½ tsp salt
½ tsp turmeric
5 bay leaves (fresh or dried)
- Heat oil in a large pan and fry onions and garlic until soft.
- Add turmeric and curry powder and mix with onions and garlic.
- Add mince, bread, apricots, apple, sultanas, chutney, vinegar, almonds, stock and black pepper and mix well.
- Cook over low heat, stirring regularly, until cooked.
- Spoon into a greased, 28 x 16 cm baking dish and level the top. Press mince down firmly.
- Beat eggs and milk together and add salt and turmeric.
- Pour over meat mixture and put a few bay leaves on top. Stand dish in a larger pan of water (to prevent dish from drying out) and bake, uncovered, at 180 degrees Celsius for 45 minutes or until set.
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