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Easy Bobotie recipe

Classic & Easy Bobotie Recipe with Minted Yoghurt


A easy bobotie recipe baked in ramekins in individual portions and served with minted yoghurt.

  • Serves: 6 |
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  • Prep Time : 15 mins |
  • Cook Time : 0 mins
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2 Tbsp (30 ml) sunflower oil
500 g beef or lamb mince
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 tsp (10 ml) crushed garlic
2 tsp (10 ml) grated fresh ginger
1 Tbsp (15 ml) curry powder
1 tsp (5 ml) turmeric
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and grated
½ C (125 ml) chopped dried apricots
3 Tbsp (45ml) chutney
1 slice bread, soaked in ¼ C (60 ml) beef stock
salt and pepper to taste

1 C (250 ml) buttermilk
3 eggs
salt and pepper to taste
6 bay leaves

Minted Yoghurt
2 C (500 ml) plain yoghurt
a handful of mint leaves


How to make quick and easy Bobotie recipe

Easy Bobotie Recipe
Preheat the oven to 180 °C.

Heat the oil in a large pot and brown the mince in batches. Keep the meat to one side.

Add a little more oil and sauté the onion, garlic and ginger with the curry powder and turmeric until soft and fragrant. Add the apple and apricots and sauté for 2 more minutes. Add the mince to the pot together with the chutney and soaked bread and mix until well combined. Season to taste.

Press the mince mixture into 6 greased ovenproof bowls or ramekins, or into a 20 cm square baking dish.

Topping Easy Bobotie Recipe
Whisk the buttermilk and eggs together and season. Top the mince with a layer of the egg mixture and stick the bay leaves into the top of the bobotie.

If using ramekins, bake for 20 minutes. For a large bobotie, bake for about 30 minutes.

Minted Yoghurt
Blend the yoghurt and mint in a food processor until well combined, and chill until ready to serve.

Serve with minted yoghurt and a cucumber salad made with sliced cucumber, red onion and parsely.