Bobotie recipe

Bobotie (serve 8)


The Cape Malay Bobotie recipe is a traditional meal. You will like it if you like sweet and spicy dish. It can be done with beef, porc or lamb but you could also make it with chicken.

1 kg ground beef
1 slice of bread
25 cl milk
2 table spoons olive oil
3 eggs
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup flaked almonds
2 teaspoons apricot jam
1 large finely chopped onion
2 teaspoons garlic paste
1/2 lemon juice

2 table spoons massala
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander seed
½ teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Put the bread in half of the milk, remove it and keep it aside.
Peel and finely chop the onion.
Mix together the meat, the bread, the onion, the raisins, almonds, apricot jam, lemon juice, the olive oil and the spices.
Mix frequently.
Place this mixture in a non sticky pan for about 10 minutes on moderate heat.
Then place it in an oven dish.
Whisk together eggs and the rest of milk. Pour over bobotie.
Bake at 200°C (thermostat 5) for 50 minutes.
Cut it into squares or wedges and serve with rice and chutney.

You can eat it warm or cold!

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