Babotie - Microwave Recipe

In this modern-day fast-paced life one doesn't always have the time to bake food the traditional way, so here's quick fix for a very #traditional #SouthAfrican meal:

1 tbsp cooking oil
500g lean beef mince
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 tsp Turmeric
Sprinkle Cinnamon
2 tsp curry powder
1 large carrot, grated
2 tbsp Mrs. Balls chutney
1 tbsp cider vinegar
4 eggs
250ml milk
4 slices white bread
1 bay leaf

Serve with yellow rice or plain Basmati rice.

Start by soaking the bread in half the milk. Heat the butter or oil in a two litre casserole dish on high for a minute. Stir in the onion and cook on high for three minutes. Now add all the ingredients except for the remaining milk, eggs and the leaves. Mix well and cover the casserole with a lid or with plastic film. If using plastic, vent it by making small slits with a knife, or by poking holes in it with a fork. Cook on high for a further ten minutes. Stir after five minutes. When the full ten minutes is up, stir well and season with salt and pepper. Smooth the top of the meat and place the lemon or bay leaves on top. Beat the milk and eggs together and then pour this mixture over the meat. Cook in the microwave uncovered for six minutes, on high.

Bobotie is a favourite meal in South Africa. It is inexpensive to make using a good South African Cape Malay recipe, and exceptionally easy to prepare. Normally people cook bobotie in a regular electric or gas oven, particularly if they are using a traditional South African Cape Malay recipe. But it is even simpler to use a microwave oven to cook your bobotie – and it will take less than half the time. This South African Cape Malay recipe gives the option of using minced beef or lamb, depending on your taste
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