Bobotie Pannekoek ( Baked Curry Mince Pancakes)

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Bobotie Pancakes

Bobotie Pancakes

because this is another one of the Klutz in the Kitchens favourite comfort food recipes. It’s a stalwart in many a home and this is a modern, simple and easy update of this traditional South African recipe. Plain pancakes filled with minced beef flavoured with curry powder and apricot jam and chutney, so lekkerlisious it is that guests will be wanting more. I mean who doesn’t like pancakes? Raisins and chopped dried apricots are included in the recipe, the Klutz when making his version of the dish leaves them out because he feel it make the dish too sweet and he uses smooth apricot jam. We also use ready made pancakes as a timesaver. So now you ready to cook, have fun in the kitchen. Buon Appetitio!

Bobotie Pancakes

Prep and Cooking Time: 35 minutes – Serves: 8


30ml olive oil

30g butter

1 onion, finely chopped

15ml grated ginger

15ml brown sugar

10ml curry powder

5ml turmeric

5ml salt

500g beef mince

1 slice of white bread, soaked in water and drained

125ml beef stock

25ml chutney

10ml apricot jam

10ml vinegar

10ml Worcestershire sauce

15ml tomato sauce

75ml raisins

75ml chopped dried apricots

50g almonds, toasted and chopped

8 ready-made pancakes


Heat oil and butter in a medium-sized saucepan and sauté the onion until tender.

Add the ginger, sugar, curry powder, turmeric and salt and cook for 5 minutes.

Add mince and cook well.

Add bread, raisins and remaining ingredients up to and including almonds.

Simmer very gently on low for 20-30 minutes.

Season to taste.

Divide the mixture between the eight pancakes and roll up.

Serve warm with homemade chutney and sambals.

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