09 September 2013

Southern African recipes: A traditional Bobotie (Cape Town)

If there is a typical Capetonian dish, it is the Bobotie. A Bobotie consists of spiced minced meat, chutney, raisins and is baked with an egg-based topping. The dish was introduced to Cape Town and South Africa by colonists from the Dutch East India Company, who learned to love it while staying in Batavia (Jakarta). It was later, at least since the late 17th century, adopted by the Cape Malay community of Cape Town and is until today one of South Africa's most favourite local dishes. Enjoy! Kudos Jodi-Ann Pearton and Darling Lama Productions!

  • 3 slices white bread
  • 600ml milk
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 1 grated apple
  • 60g butter
  • 30g curry powder
  • 900g cooked mince (lamb or beef)
  • 30g chutney
  • 30g chopped almonds
  • 65g raisins
  • 30ml vinegar
  • salt & pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 bay leaves

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