It’s safe to say that most South Africans grew up with some or other version of bobotie. This low-carb option, from Delicious Low Carb, by Sally-Ann Creed, R295, (Human & Rousseau), is just as tasty and is great for feeding a crowd, plus it tastes great the following day


  • 2 medium-sized onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • Coconut oil, for frying
  • 400g beef mince
  • 2 baby marrows, sliced
  • 3T garam masala
  • 1T ground cumin
  • 1T ground coriander
  • 1t turmeric
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup fresh cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1–2T flaked almonds


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Sauté the onions and garlic in coconut oil.
  3. Add the mince and brown well.
  4. Add the baby marrows and all the spices and fry until the meat is properly cooked.
  5. Add the cranberries and stir through.
  6. Press the meat mixture into a large baking dish.
  7. Combine the cream, milk and eggs in a separate bowl until well mixed. Pour over the meat.
  8. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the top is cooked.
  9. Sprinkle the flaked almonds on top and bake for few more minutes to brown the almonds.
  10. Serve with cauli-rice and home-made chutney.

Serves 4 – 6 people