- 1/2 cup (35g) fresh breadcrumbs
- 1 cup (250ml) milk
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 carrot, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 5cm piece ginger, grated
- 1kg beef mince
- 2 tablespoons mild curry powder
- 6 fresh curry leaves, chopped, plus extra to serve (see notes)
- 1/2 cup (85g) raisins
- 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
- 2 tablespoons fruit chutney (see notes) or spiced tomato chutney
- 1 cup (250ml) Massel beef stock
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 rooibos tea bag (see notes)
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 150g mixed rocket and baby spinach salad
- 1 apple, thinly sliced
- Step 1Preheat oven to 180°C. Soak breadcrumbs in 1/2 cup (125ml) milk until needed.
- Step 2Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large, deep frypan over medium heat. Add onion and carrot, then cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes until soft. Add the garlic and ginger, then cook for a further 2 minutes or until fragrant. Add the mince and cook, breaking up lumps with a wooden spoon, for 5-6 minutes until browned. Stir in the curry powder, curry leaves, raisins and almonds, then cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the chutney, beef stock, lemon juice and breadcrumb mixture. Season, bring to a simmer, then divide mixture among four 2-cup (500ml) ovenproof dishes. Cover with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes.
- Step 3Beat the egg, turmeric and remaining 1/2 cup (125ml) milk in a bowl. Remove dishes from oven, then discard foil and pour over egg mixture. Bake for a further 20-25 minutes or until the topping is golden and set. Cool for 5 minutes.
- Step 4Meanwhile, for the salad, soak tea bag in 1/4 cup (60ml) hot water for 10 minutes to infuse, then cool. Discard tea bag and mix with honey, mustard and lemon juice. Season, then toss with leaves and apple
- Step 5Garnish the bobotie with the extra curry leaves, and serve with the salad.
- High protein
- Low carb
- Lower gi
Fresh curry leaves and lemon leaves are from selected greengrocers
We used South African Mrs H.S. Ball’s Original Chutney, from supermarkets; substitute spiced tomato chutney.
Rooibos (South African ‘red bush’ herbal tea) is available from supermarkets.
- Author: Warren Mendes
- Image credit: Simon Barnes, Ben Dearnley & Jeremy Simons
- Publication: Taste.com.au