Bobotie! I actually never heard about this dish until recently. This dish is the melding of so many of the cultures that have influenced South Africa. From the Malaysians to the Dutch to the Portuguese, many cultures have added their favourites to the evolution of Bobotie (pronounced like Bo-Boo-Ty) creating a dish that is not only easy..but also very inexpensive to make, but quite the fancy-pancy looks innit ?! I just had to try this myself and make this dish giving it a little twist by adding some lime-juice and cranberries to it. OOhh Yummmm...
Even if you're a vegetarian you can use mashed tofu instead of minced beef. Bobotie is a dish you really can adjust to your own taste! Some even add chopped dried fruits like apricots in it. Really.. go knock yourself out there in the kitchen! Be creative.. experimenting is the best way to learn how to cook and develop your own style!
Ingredients you need to make Bobotie : (4 persons)
- 350 ml Milk
- 2 slices of bread
- 2 eggs
- 2 onions (finely chopped)
- lime juice
- 3 spoons of mango chutney
- 1 apple (grated)
- half a spoon of corianderseeds, curry powder and gingerpowder.
- 400-500 grams of minced beef (you can use any meat .. even mashed tofu for the vegans out there!)
- a handful of cranberries, normally they use raisins for this dish, but I don't like raisins.
- 4 bay leaves
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