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Lamb Bobotie With Onions and Coriander with Onions and Coriander

  • Low Calorie
  • Low Carb
  • Meat
  • Contains Dairy

Bobotie is the national dish of South Africa. It's is a delicious mixture of curried meat and fruit with a creamy golden topping, not dissimilar to moussaka.

  • 0.0 min

    Preheat the oven to 180C.

  • 0.5 min

    Peel and finely chop the red onion, garlic and coriander.

  • 1.5 min

    Mix together in a bowl, the correct amount of hot water, bobotie spice, 2/3 of the bobotie jam, vinegar, brown sugar and raisins. Set aside.

  • 4.0 min

    Remove the crusts from the bread and soak in half of the milk.

  • 5.0 min

    In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.

  • 6.0 min

    Add the onion and garlic, fry until the onion is softened.

  • 7.5 min

    Add the mince and fry until starting to brown.

  • 10.0 min

    Add the bobotie mixture and fresh coriander.

  • 10.5 min

    Season to taste.

  • 11.0 min

    Stir for a few minutes more until the mince is just cooked, then remove from the heat.

  • 13.0 min

    Squeeze the milk from the bread, using your hands and then add the bread to the meat mixture.

  • 13.5 min

    Stir the bread through the meat mixture until the sauce has been absorbed and has thickened.

  • 14.5 min

    Transfer the meat to an oven proof dish.

  • 15.0 min

    In another bowl, whisk together the egg(s) with the remaining milk. Lightly season.

  • 16.0 min

    Pour the egg mixture over the mince.

  • 16.5 min

    Top with bay leaves.

  • 17.0 min

    Place the dish into the oven to bake until the egg is set and golden.

  • 25.0 min

    Remove from the oven and brush with the remaining bobotie jam.

  • 26.0 min

    Distribute among serving plates.

  • Ingredients

    Dried Bay Leaves


    1/2 egg per person


    White Bread

    Lamb Mince

    Olive Oil

    1 tablespoon per person

    Fresh Coriander

    finely chopped


    finely chopped

    Red Onion

    finely chopped


    Brown Sugar

    Apple Cider Vinegar

    Apricot Jam

    Bobotie Spice


    1 tablespoon per person

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