Boboti – a recipe

Today, I want to share a recipe with you. Boboti is a wonderful South African dish, that I have tasted in many varieties, once even at a party at the South African embassy in The Netherlands. I think it’s delicious! I’ve combined a couple of recipes to come to the following.

Ingredients – serves 3
1 onion
500 grams minced meat (either bovine or lamb)
2 tablespoons of hot Curry powder
2 teaspoons of Curcuma
2 teaspoons of Cinnamon
Salt and pepper to taste
1 green hot pepper, thinly sliced
2 green apples (Granny Smith is wonderful), diced
Some parsley

Some leftover bread, crumbled (optional)
A little bit of milk (optional)
A splash of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of sugar
50 grams of raisins
40 grams of chopped almonds

4 eggs, beaten


Preheat oven to 175 Celsius / 350 Fahrenheit.
Heat a big saucepan. Cut the onion and saute in oil, add the minced mead and saute until nicely brown. In the mean time, soak the bread in a splash of milk (just enough to have it cover the bread).
Add the spices and the green pepper to the saucepan and saute for about 10 minutes on low temperature. Taste, it should be very spicy now (you could add some Chili if you like your food hot). Eventually add more of the spices if you like.

Add the apple dices and parsley. Add the soaked bread, the lemon juice, sugar, raisins and almonds and stir until mixed completely.

Put in a baking dish and pour the beaten eggs over it. Put into the oven for about 30-35 minutes.
In the mean time, cook rice. If you’d like to add a little extra to your rice, cook a cup of raisins with your rice!

Serve immediately with the rice and enjoy!

I’d love to hear what you think about this. We love the apples in it so much.. My little toddler is eating like mad (for her, the spicier the better).


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