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Bobotie Mince Jaffle

Homegrown Tastes South Africa S2 Episode 8: Bobotie Mince Jaffle

Serves 4

Bobotie Mince Jaffle


For the mince:

  • 30 ml canola oil
  • 25g butter
  • 120g onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 Tbsp medium curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 30 ml boiling water
  • 2 stock cubes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 25 ml white vinegar
  • 50g apricot jam
  • Salt to season

For the Jaffle:

  • 1 x puff pastry or loaf Thick sliced bread or puff pastry
  • Cook and spray

For the mango sambal:

  • 250-300g mango, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, peeled and chopped
  • Fresh herbs such as coriander, mint & parsley
  • Chopped chilli
  • A splash of vinegar
  • A splash of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to season


  • 6 eggs, fried


  1. In a hot pan, sauté the onions with butter and oil until they soften. Add mince and fry until golden.
  2. Mix curry powder, turmeric, garam masala, garlic, water, stock cubes, bay leaf, vinegar and apricot jam in a bowl and then add to the mince and stir well & simmer on a low temperature for about 15-20 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. If using puff pastry, lightly flour a clean work surface. Use a rolling pin to roll out the pastry then cut it into circles roughly the size of your jaffle iron.
  4. Make a sandwich with the mince puff pastry or bread. Place the sandwich into the jaffle iron and cook on a medium temperature until the puff pastry is cooked or the bread becomes toast.
  5. Combine the sambal ingredients in a serving bowl.


  • A jaffle is a toastie maker made of cast iron or aluminium. It is used to heat, seal and toast a sandwich.
  • Bobotie is a classic South African spiced mince dish made with egg and bread as well as spices. A bobotie contains apricot jam or chutney & vinegar. The sweet & savoury flavours make bobotie unique.
  • A classic South African sambal is made with tomatoes, onions chillies and herbs. Similar to a salsa