If you are searching for a bobotie recipe then you have come to the right place. Below are 2 different bobotie recipes which you can try out. Carefully follow them for the best results.
What Is Bobotie?
Bobotie is a South African national dish that consists of curry flavoured beef or lamb mincemeat, baked with an egg and milk topping until nice and golden brown.
South African bobotie recipe
This is the first bobotie recipe that you need to try out. It serves approximately 8 people and it will take you 1 hour 20minutes to make the dish.
- 1 kg mincemeat
- 1 ½ tablespoons of oil
- 2 teaspoons of butter
- 2 medium sized sliced onions
- 375ml milk
- 1 slice of bread (remove crust)
- 2 cloves of garlic (crushed)
- 1 ½ tablespoons of curry powder
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 1 ½ tablespoons of chutney
- 1 tablespoon of apricot jam
- 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- 1 ½ tablespoons of brown vinegar
- 100ml of sultanas
- 3 eggs
When making the South African bobotie recipe, start by soaking the bread in milk then preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Take a large skillet then place it on a stove that is turned on to medium heat. Add the oil and butter and once it has heated up, place the onions and garlic inside and fry for about 5 minutes or until the onions are nice and soft.
When the onions are now soft, add the turmeric, curry powder, salt, Worcestershire sauce, chutney, apricot jam and vinegar. Mix well until all the ingredients are fully combined.
Drain the milk from the bread and place the soaked bread inside the large skillet. Make sure you reserve the milk as you will use it later on in the recipe. Also add the sultanas and mincemeat to the skillet.
Cook all the ingredients until meat losses its pink colour. Once the meat is ready, remove the skillet from the stove.
Take one egg then lightly beat it and pour it inside the meat mixture. Stir gently, then transfer all the ingredients in a baking dish.
Take the remaining eggs and the reserved milk, mix them together and pour them on top of the meat mixture. Place the baking dish into the oven and bake for an hour. Once the bobotie is ready, remove it from the oven and serve with your favourite foods.
Lamb bobotie recipe
This is a lamb bobotie recipe that you can try out. It serves about 6 to 8 people and you will need about 1 hour 10 minutes to prepare this dish.
- 700g of ground lamp mincemeat
- 1 tablespoons of butter
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 medium sized onions
- 240ml of milk
- 1 slice of bread
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- ½ teaspoon of cumin
- ½ teaspoon of turmeric
- 1 grated apple
- ¼ cup raisins
- ½ lemon
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
When making the lamb bobotie recipe, the first thing is to preheat the oven to 165 degrees Celsius.
Take a large skillet and place it on a stove that is turned on to medium heat. Add the butter and once it has melted, place the diced onions and crushed garlic inside. Cook the garlic and onions for 5 minutes or until they are nice and soft.
While the onions are cooking you can cut off the crust from your bread and soak it in milk.
When the onions and garlic are ready, add the cumin, curry powder and turmeric. Mix all the ingredients until fully combined. The next thing is to add the lamb mincemeat and cook it, stirring after every minute or two until browned.
Once the meat has browned, add the raisins, apples and soaked bread. You should not throw away the milk. Stir everything together until completely mixed then remove the skillet from the stove.
Add the lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and 1 egg. Mix everything together until fully combined.
Pour the mixture into a casserole dish then take the remaining egg and the milk which you used to soak the bread. Mix the 2 ingredients together and pour it on top of the meat mixture.
Place the casserole dish in the oven and let the bobotie bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until the topping has set and is lightly browned. When the bobotie is ready, remove it from the oven and serve.
Serving suggestion for bobotie
Bobotie is often served with yellow rice but some people like serving it with chutney, banana slices, roasted butternut or even pickles. However, you should not limit yourself to only serving bobotie with these foods, you can also be creative and find other foods that pair well with this amazing dish.
How to store leftover bobotie
If you make a bobotie recipe and find yourself with leftovers, there are a number of ways in which you can store them. For starters you can store leftover bobotie in the fridge. In order to do this you need to start by ensuring that the bobotie has cooled down. The next step is to take an airtight container then place the leftover bobotie inside and store it in the refrigerator. However, you will need to consume the bobotie as soon as possible or else it will turn bad. The other option is to store the leftover bobotie in the freezer. In order to do this you have to place the leftovers in an airtight container and place them in the freezer. Simply reheat leftover bobotie when you are ready to eat it.
How to reheat bobotie
The best way to reheat bobotie is in the oven. So if you have leftover bobotie simply start by preheating the oven to 150 degrees Celsius. Place the leftover bobotie in a baking dish and let it reheat in the oven for 10 minutes or until the internal temperature of the bobotie is 74 degrees Celsius.
NB: Never reheat bobotie more than once as you will be exposing it to bacteria.