• Nutrition Facts
  • Calories: 201
  • Protein: 7
  • Fats: 11
  • Carbohydrates: 17

    This tender meat casserole with a South African spicy flavor will not leave anyone indifferent. This delicious food combines the traditions and tastes of Africa and Asia, two such different continents. Boboti is a traditional South African dish, although it has deep Malay roots. Boboti combines notes of salty and sweet, a delicate aroma of spices and the sharpness of a mixture of peppers very well. In addition, the dish is not difficult to prepare, appetizing and very satisfying. Well, and if you try boboti at least once, you will remember its unusualness forever.

    You will love it, for sure! This meat casserole is good both hot and cold. It can serve as a great accompaniment to yellow rice and can also be served on its own. Since the founders of the emergence of boboti are Malays, South African immigrants from Malaysia who profess the Muslim religion, it is fair to say that their national dish cannot be prepared from pork, lamb or beef tenderloin is used for boboti.

    There are many boboti recipes, many of which have to be adapted to the products that are available in our stores. Raisins, dried apricots, fragrant curry are usually added to boboti - everything that will give the finished dish a unique taste. But according to the recollection of the South African writer L. Van Der Post, crushed almonds were also added to the bobots in his house, which saturated the meat casserole with a spicy bitter aroma. We managed to interest you? If you also want to cook boboti at home, we have prepared for you a photo of the step-by-step preparation of boboti so that you can treat your loved ones and guests with a delicious dish.

    History of the dish

    How did it happen that the dish, originally Malaysian, became so popular in southern Africa? The thing is that in the 17th century, the small European Netherlands owned colonies in Asia, including Malaysia, and South Africa. In the city of Cape Town, founded in 1652, the current capital of the country, Malay slaves were the original settlers. The Malays were reluctant to get used to the new society, but they quickly adapted to new products. Many Malay dishes fell in love in the new homeland, such dishes, for example, were Malay satays, various products baked on bamboo skewers, deli, lamb with curry and vegetables and many others, they gradually became firmly established in the diet of South Africans.


    • Beef meat - 500 grams
    • Onion - 100 grams
    • Breadcrumbs - 150 grams
    • Milk - 200 grams
    • Chicken egg - 1 piece
    • Butter - 40 grams
    • Dried apricots - 100 grams
    • Light raisins - 100 grams
    • Almonds - 100 grams
    • Apricot jam - 50 grams
    • Salt - 30 grams
    • A mixture of peppers (red, green, white) - 30 grams
    • Curry - 30 grams
    • Bay leaf - 2-3 pieces

    Cooking process:

    1. Tender and juicy boboti will be prepared from the following products.

      Meat boboti will require such products.

    2. Rinse the meat thoroughly, dry it with paper towels, prepare for grinding into minced meat - cut into medium-sized pieces.

      Let's prepare the meat - wash it, dry it, cut it into pieces.

    3. Meat can be coarsely ground in a meat grinder, or you can cook minced meat with a blender. Put the meat pieces in a blender bowl and chop.

      Cook minced meat with a blender.

    4. Set aside the finished stuffing, let's start preparing the additions. We free the onion from the husk, peel it and cut it finely and thinly.

      Peel and finely chop the onion.

    5. Garlic cloves are also peeled and finely chopped. It is better to chop the garlic in the bobothi using a knife, not a crush, so that its aroma "opens up" in the finished dish.

      Chop the garlic very finely too.

    6. In a hot frying pan, melt half the butter, put the chopped onion and garlic, blanch slightly so that the onion becomes "transparent".

      Blanched chopped onion and garlic in butter.

    7. Pour breadcrumbs into a mixing bowl, add milk, lightly add salt, beat lightly.

      In a mixing bowl, combine breadcrumbs and milk, add salt.

    8. Then add the egg to the milk and beat the sauce with a whisk.

      Add the egg to the sauce and beat.

    9. Divide the finished sauce into two parts - pour one third into another bowl, we will need it a little later.

      Pour one third of the finished sauce into another bowl.

    10. We wash dried apricots and raisins in warm water so that they do not “turn sour”, we do it in warm, not hot water, dry it on a paper towel and cut the apricots into thin strips.

      Wash the dried apricots and raisins, dry them, cut the apricots into thin strips.

    11. Cut the almonds and fry in a dry frying pan.

      Dry the sliced ​​almonds in a frying pan.

    12. Put the minced meat into the mixing bowl, add all the blanks to it - fried onions and garlic, dried apricots, raisins, almonds. Add salt, curry and pepper mixture to the bowl.

      In a large bowl, combine all the prepared ingredients.

    13. In a bowl with minced meat, add the sauce of milk and breadcrumbs, as well as apricot waiting.

      Add milk sauce and apricot jam to minced meat.

    14. Mix everything thoroughly so that all components are evenly distributed in the total mass.

      Mix the ingredients thoroughly.

    15. Lubricate the baking dish with the second remaining half of the butter.

      Grease a baking dish with a thick layer of oil.

    16. Put the prepared minced meat into a mold, evenly fill all its corners, lightly tamp. Lay the bay leaves on top of the stuffing.

      Spread the minced meat in a baking dish, level it over the entire form, decorate with a bay leaf.

    17. Pour the second part of the milk sauce on top, evenly distribute.

      Pour milk sauce on top of minced meat.

    18. We put the baking dish in an oven preheated to 220 degrees, bake for about 45 minutes. If the boboti starts to bake too hard, change the baking mode, or cover the form with foil.

      We bake the bobotis for about 45 minutes at a temperature of 220 degrees.

    19. After the allotted time, we take out the boboti from the oven, cool slightly, cut into portions and serve. As a side dish, it is customary to serve boiled yellow rice with boboti. Enjoy your meal!

      After the allotted time, we take out the finished boboti from the oven, cut it and serve it to the table. Bon appetit!.

    The benefits of the dish

    The African boobti dish does not carry a huge benefit. It perfectly satisfies hunger, benefits from dried fruits, peppers and curry, shares with the body all the energy qualities of meat, but boboti will not give you active benefits, such as vegetable dishes. However, the outwardly attractive, fragrant and tasty dish of South African cuisine has such a piquant taste that when you eat it, you will get great pleasure, and the benefits of pleasure are well known - this is a good mood and, as a result, good health.

    In addition, bobothi contains curry, a seasoning that is not entirely known to our consumer, but has a huge potential for useful properties, because curry is a mixture of several seasonings at once, such as coriander, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, but curry is based on turmeric, and thanks to this delicious set of spices, curry has a special benefit. After all, coriander is choleretic, it has a beneficial effect on the digestive tract, normalizes cholesterol.

    Turmeric includes active immune protection and blocks the tumor activity of the human body. Curry will relieve inflammation, reduce joint pain and arthritis, strengthen bones and increase their growth rate. The huge benefits of curry are obvious, therefore, you should use this seasoning as often as possible, you can supplement and modify its composition to your liking. After all, in this way you are doing a huge benefit to your body!

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