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This family recipe is an amazing one. It's a great classic South African dish. My grandma gave it to my mum.

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2 slices of white bread

250ml milk

2 onions, finely chopped

25ml oil

Juice of 1 lemon

Finely grated rind of 2 lemons

8 cloves of garlic, crushed

Finely chopped ginger

25-50ml curry powder

50ml apricot jam

1 extra large egg, beaten

50ml cream

1kg minced lamb

12 almonds, bruised

4-8 bay leaves

salt and pepper

For the topping

300ml cream

3 large eggs

1 tbsp turmeric


1. Place the bread in a shallow container and pour the milk over it. Leave it to soak for ten mins then then mash it with a fork. Next season.

2. Fry the onions in oil until softened, add garlic and ginger, next stir

fry. Sprinkle the curry powder over and fry for 2-3 mins. Remove from heat and let cool. Season.

3. Beat the egg and cream together and season.

4. Fry the meat and place it in a bowl. Then add the soaked bread, onion mixture, egg mixture, lemon juice and lemon rind. Mix together.

5. Spoon the meat into a greased dish. Even the mixture out and press the almonds into the mixture. Then add the bay leaves.

6. Bake for 15 mins in a oven at 160 degs C

Prepare the topping

7. Beat the eggs and stir in the cream. Add turmeric and season.

8. Remove the dish from the oven and pour the topping over. Pop the dish back into the oven and bake for a further 25-30 mins.

Serve with a salad and some yellow rice (basmati cooked with cardamom pods, cinnamon, turmeric and butter/ghee).


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Jan 03, 2021

Definitely haven’t cooked Bobotie before Rishi! Sounds really good though. I’ll try it out and let you know what we think. X x x

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