Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Another traditional South African dish, derived from the spicy cuisine of Malay slaves brought to the Cape of Good Hope by Dutch colonialists. Do not be put off by the list of ingredients, preparation is really quite simple and not at all time-consuming. The end result is well worth the effort.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Sautee onion in heated oil until translucent.
  3. Add mince and bay leaves and stir-fry until brown.
  4. Mix curry powder, turmeric, sugar, salt, vinegar, water and beef stock and add to mince mix. Bring to boil.
  5. Add breadcrumbs, grated apple, chutney and raisins and stirr continuously until cooked, approximately 5 minute.
  6. Beat eggs and milk together.
  7. Add half of egg/milk custard to mince mix and stir through.
  8. Spoon mince mix into buttered ovenproof dish and smooth top.
  9. Pour remaining egg/milk custard over top of mince mix and bake in preheated oven at 180C until custard has set and golden brown, approximately 30 minute.
  10. Serve with yellow rice and chutney.


Most Helpful

I was pleased with how well this recipe turned out. Will certainly make it again and again.

M Rowland August 03, 2010

I had never made this before so I stuck to the recipe. My South African husband said it was the best bobotie he had ever eaten. Will definitely make it again!

LauraMac June 07, 2010

This was excellent!!! I didn't have any curry powder so I did a mix about 8 of the spices listed in the Zaar kitchen dictionnary. Its easy to put together and it tastes delicious! Thanks for this recipe...I'll definitely make it again!

Ginger Rose July 11, 2008

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