Bobotie is a traditional South African Dish. It's origin is unknown, although we know that the word originates from the Indonesian word bobotok of which a recipe appears in a 1609 Dutch recipe book. Initially the Cape Malay introduced it in South Africa.
Ina Paarman | Quick Bobotie
Must be number 1 on our list of traditional South African favourites. Delicious served with rice and salad sambals. The recipe can easily be doubled.
Traditional South African Bobotie - Teach Me Mommy
Bobotie(pronounced as boa-boo-tie) is a traditional South African dish, similar to baked meatloaf, spiced with curry. Its origin is believed to have come from our Dutch ancestors, with a Malaysian flair. It is one of my favourite dishes to make with minced meat. This Bobotie recipe is a simple variation of the more traditional one …
Bobotie, from the Cape Recipe - Food.com
There are as many variations for bobotie as there are cooks. The only secret is to find you own favourite amount and mix of spices! Other than widely believed, bobotie did not come with the slaves from Indonesia, but was actually brought from Holland by founding father Jan van Riebeeck in 1652. Why then the spices, so typical of Indonesian and Sri Lankan cooking? Because through the Dutch East India Company which sailed round the Cape of Good Hope, the Netherlands had a lively spice trade…