Bobotie this curried mince ensemble is the national dish of South Africa. It is sweet as the result of fruit jam or chutney and raisins, aromatic and spicy. It is usually served with a bowl of seasoned yellow rice. However, this would go very well with pasta or potatoes.


Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a large baking dish with spray and cook.

  1. In a large pot, heat the butter and oil and fry the onion, curry powder, chili, and garlic until soft and fragrant.


  1. Add the butternut, carrots and sauté for 10 minutes until the vegetables are soft and all the liquid has evaporated.


  1. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until well combined. Simmer for about 5 minutes until the mixture is dried out — season to taste.


  1. Place the lentil mixture into the prepared baking dish and flatten with the back of a spoon. Beat all the egg topping ingredients together and pour over the dough. Squish in a few bay leaves and bake for about 40 minutes.