South African Bobotie

Cuisine South African
Servings 3


Shopping list

  • 1.5 lbs ground lamb or beef or mixed
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 2 cups rice

You might have

  • 2 onions chopped
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • white vinegar
  • sugar
  • butter & oil
  • salt & pepper

Culinary Spice Kit

  • Pouch [1] Amchoor, yellow mustard, curry leaves, fenugreek, onion, ginger, coriander, turmeric, cayenne, cumin, cilantro, garlic, cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon
  • Pouch [2] Nutmeg. turmeric, lemon thyme



  • Cook rice according to package instructions.


  • In a PAN, heat 1 tbsp butter.
  • Fry onions over medium heat until golden.
  • Add meat, salt to taste, and Bobotie Spices [1].
  • Stir-fry meat until it is crumbled and cooked.
  • In a CUP, whisk 1 egg and mix it with a 1/2 cup of milk.
  • Add it, sugar, and almonds to the meat. Mix well.
  • Stir in vinegar and lime juice. Adjust salt. Fill into a non-sticking BAKING DISH.


  • Preheat the OVEN to 350°F.
  • In a BOWL, whisk 2 eggs.
  • Mix it with 1 cup of milk, salt to taste, and Bobotie Spices [2].
  • Pour mixture over the meat.
  • Bake in the OVEN for 30-40 minutes until topping is no longer liquid and turned slightly brown.


  • Serve with rice, and optional chutney and/ or a salad of your choice.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword amchoor, lemon thyme