I had never heard of this dish until a crew member challenged me to try and make one as good as his mothers… This…is… Bobotie… a South African national dish, and I can only describe it as a sweet and savoury yummy shepherds pie with a twist! It might sound strange but give it a go, it will become a new household favourite!
- 2 slices Bread
- 100ml Milk
- 1tbsp Corriandor Seeds
- 1tbsp Cumin Seeds
- 1/2tsp Tumeric
- 2 Onions (diced)
- 2 Garlic (crushed)
- 1 Carrot (diced)
- 500g Lamb/Beef Mince
- 3 Garlic Cloves
- 3tbsp Peach Chutney
- 3tbsp Sultanas
- 70g Almonds Topping:
- 3 Eggs
- Tumeric 1/2tsp
- Bay Leaves 3
- Heat oven 180℃
- Soak pieces of bread in the 100ml of milk
- Heat spices in a dry pan and grind
- Fry onions, add garlic, add spices
- Once onions are soft add the carrots and mince and fry until mince has browned
- Add remaining ingredients, simmer, cover for 5mins.
- Whilst the pot is simmering make the topping for the Bobotie by whisking together all the ingredients listed
- Break up the bread which has been soaking in the milk and add this to the mince pot, transfer the fruity meaty contents to a baking dish.
- Pour topping mix evenly over the top of all your ingredients (it may seem strange but trust it)
- Put the baking dish in the oven for 30-35mins or until the topping has set and starts to brown.