Have you ever tried an authentic South African cuisine? Start off with this outstanding combination of minced beef, fruits and a creamy topping, the bobotie. You’ll be surprised at how so many different flavours put together such amazement to the mouth.


  • 2 slices of white bread
  • 2 chopped onion
  • 25g butter
  • 1kg minced beef
  • 2 tbsp Madras curry paste
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 3 cloved
  • 5 allspice berries
  • 2 tbsp peach/mango chutney
  • 3 tbsp sultana
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 300ml milk
  • 2 eggs


  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Pour cold water over the bread and set aside to soak.
  2. Fry the onions in butter, stir regularly for 10 mins until soft. Add the garlic and beef and stir well, crush the mince into fine grains until it brown. Stir in the curry paste, herbs, spices, chutney, sultanas and 2 of the bay leaves with 1 tablespoon of salt and plenty of ground black pepper.
  3. Cover with lid and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Squeeze the water from the bread and beat into the meat mixture until well blended.
  5. Tip the mixture into a large oval dish, press down and smooth the top.
  6. For the topping, beat milk and eggs with seasoning and pour over meat.
  7. Top with 2 bay leaves and bake for 35-40 minutes until the topping is set and golden.
  8. Enjoy your Bobotie!


The majority of the ingredients in this recipe are available in our store, please head in to see us and we would be glad to help you put this delicious meal together.

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