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Bobotie

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Introduction

Cape Malay - South African Dish. Great if you love Indian flavours, but something that's not hot.

Cape Malay - South African Dish. Great if you love Indian flavours, but something that's not hot.

Ingredients

Serves: 0

Metric Cups
  • 500 grams minced beef
  • 1 slice bread (crusts removed)
  • 100 millilitres milk
  • ½ onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh root ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 sticks celery (finely chopped)
  • 10 millilitres curry powder (mild)
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 25 millilitres lemon juice
  • 5 millilitres apricot jam
  • 2 tablespoons tomato pesto mix (optional)
  • 15 almonds (chopped - optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sultanas
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3 bay leaves (or lemon leaves)
  • 2 eggs (beaten with milk)
  • milk
  • 17⅔ ounces ground beef
  • 1 slice bread (crusts removed)
  • 4 fluid ounce milk
  • ½ onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 sticks celery (finely chopped)
  • fluid ounce curry powder (mild)
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 fluid ounce lemon juice
  • fluid ounce apricot jam
  • 2 tablespoons tomato pesto mix (optional)
  • 15 almonds (chopped - optional)
  • 1 tablespoon golden raisins
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3 bay leaves (or lemon leaves)
  • 2 eggs (beaten with milk)
  • milk

Method

Bobotie is a community recipe submitted by AStuart and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • 1. Saute the onion in oil till golden. Add garlic, ginger then remove from the stove.
  • Soak bread in milk then add to the mince. Crumble with a fork and mix well.
  • Add the meat and all other ingredients and seasoning except for the balance of the milk, eggs, and the lemon or bay leaves.
  • Mix like mad to avoid lumps. Cook until soft and cooked through.
  • Transfer the meat mixture to a baking dish about 5-10cm high.
  • Beat the eggs and add half cup of milk.
  • Check that there is not too much water in the baking dish containing the milk. The meat should not be dry but there should not be any gravy at the bottom.
  • Pour milk and egg mixture after beating till well mixed on top of the bobotie mixture. Place lemon leaves or substitute bay leaves & a little lemon rind on top.
  • Bake uncovered in moderate oven (180C or 375F) for 20 - 30 minutes, or until the egg mixture has become set.
  • 1. Saute the onion in oil till golden. Add garlic, ginger then remove from the stove.
  • Soak bread in milk then add to the mince. Crumble with a fork and mix well.
  • Add the meat and all other ingredients and seasoning except for the balance of the milk, eggs, and the lemon or bay leaves.
  • Mix like mad to avoid lumps. Cook until soft and cooked through.
  • Transfer the meat mixture to a baking dish about 5-10cm high.
  • Beat the eggs and add half cup of milk.
  • Check that there is not too much water in the baking dish containing the milk. The meat should not be dry but there should not be any gravy at the bottom.
  • Pour milk and egg mixture after beating till well mixed on top of the bobotie mixture. Place lemon leaves or substitute bay leaves & a little lemon rind on top.
  • Bake uncovered in moderate oven (180C or 375F) for 20 - 30 minutes, or until the egg mixture has become set.
  • Tell us what you think