Bobotie – South African Curried Shepherd’s Pie

South Africa

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Appears in
Lavender & Lovage: A Culinary Notebook of Memories & Recipes From Home & Abroad

By Karen Burns-Booth

Published 2019

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This is probably regarded as one of South Africa’s most popular national dishes, and it’s one of my family’s favourite dishes, especially when enjoyed during the colder months. Essentially, it’s a curried Cottage Pie, but without the mashed potato and with a savoury custard topping instead, maybe more akin to moussaka. This is my mum’s recipe, and where she got it from I’m not sure, and she can't remember either, but I know it’s as old as the hills, and probably came from her time living in