South African Bobotie with Carrot Sambol ~ Koeksisters

4.8/5 from 8 Customers
This month we've got some delicious dishes from South Africa. For the main event, bobotie is best described as a sort of South African curried version of moussaka! It has a mixed heritage - the meat is thought to have been introduced by the Dutch, the curried flavours are of Indian origin and the presentation is rather like a British cottage pie. On the side we've got a speedy version of blatjang - a Cape Malay spiced apricot chutney - and a refreshing and tangy carrot salad. Finally we’ve got koeksisters, South Africa's answer to the doughnut, which literally translates as ‘cake sizzler’ - flavoured with aniseed and drenched in a syrup of cassia and orange.

15 mins

1 hr 20 mins

2/5

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This month we've got some delicious dishes from South Africa. For the main event, bobotie is best described as a sort of South African curried version of moussaka! It has a mixed heritage - the meat is thought to have been introduced by the Dutch, the curried flavours are of Indian origin and the presentation is rather like a British cottage pie. On the side we've got a speedy version of blatjang - a Cape Malay spiced apricot chutney - and a refreshing and tangy carrot salad. Finally we’ve got koeksisters, South Africa's answer to the doughnut, which literally translates as ‘cake sizzler’ - flavoured with aniseed and drenched in a syrup of cassia and orange.

Recipe

15 mins

1 hr 20 mins

2/5

Serves

4

Effort

High Effort

Main Ingredient

Mince

Taste Profile

Meal Taste

Mild

Meal Taste

Rich

Meal Taste

Sweet

Origin

Country

South Africa

Ground Spices: coriander, cinnamon, allspice, cumin, parsley, sage, thyme, oregano, marjoram, cloves, black pepper, black cardamon, fenugreek, turmeric, green cardamon, ginger, yellow MUSTARD, mace, bay, chilli, nutmeg
Topping Spices: black pepper, turmeric, nutmeg
Bay Leaves: bay
Blatjang Spices: paprika, green cardamon, cinnamon, tamarind (tamarind and cornstarch), amchur
Sambol Spices: nutmeg, garlic, onion, green bell pepper, red bell pepper
Syrup Spices: bitter orange, cassia
Aniseed: aniseed

May contain traces of celery and sesame
Allergens are listed in CAPITALS

  • 500g lamb or beef mince
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 lemons
  • 25g butter
  • 450ml milk (any type)
  • 3 eggs (any size)
  • 100ml double cream plus extra to serve with dessert
  • 50g raisins or sultanas
  • 200g apricot jam
  • 100g self-raising flour plus extra to coat
  • 80g sugar
  • 2 slices of white bread
  • Rice to serve (optional)
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut (optional)
  • Oil for frying (sunflower or vegetable oil is best)

Product Rating (8):

5/5

Amazing bobotie with really simple carrot sambol.

Gary Aylward View More

Looks fab - happy spicing!

4/5

Very easy to follow - very tastey- cooing times were perfect- portions are huge - the topping is a bit unusual

Simon James View More

We do enjoy a big portion at Spicery HQ! Happy spicing!

5/5

Weirdest recipe yet - delicious though and Koeksisters to finish were truly spectacular. Unfortunately I forgot to take pic at start as smelt too good!

Lynne Milligan View More

Ha! Happy spicing!

5/5

This was great! We loved this South African curried version of moussaka and the anis flavor that was added to the dessert was very nice :)

Meytal Rapoport Lavie View More

That's great! Happy spicing!

4/5

A really interesting recipe, easy to cook and really cheap!

Elena Canali View More

Glad you enjoyed this- everything looks delicious!

5/5

Amazing recipe!!!! these delicious and really really tasty Koeksisters combine sweet bread tasty with an incredible scent of aniseed

Elena Canali View More

YUM the Koeksisters look fantastic- cassia and orange syrupy goodness!

5/5

First time trying south African food, blown away!! Another amazing meal from the spicery

Carolyn Atkinson View More

Brilliant, really glad you enjoyed it! Happy spicing!

5/5

Started with yesterdays Blatjang and moved to the Bobotie. Easy to follow and the Carrot Sambal made during the baking time in the oven. Some mushroom rice as well and we had a real feast

Denis Christopher Lunn View More

Fantastic- the jam is really spreading the love!! Everything looks delicious!

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