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Vegetarian Lentil Bobotie Recipe

Vegetarian Lentil Bobotie

Yields: 1 deep pan size dish. 18cm x 14cm

Ingredients :

250 ml Lentils

30 ml Sunflower Oil

1 medium Onion - grated (about 200g)

½ t Salt

1 ½ t Turmeric

1 t Durban Masala

1 t Cumin

2 slices Bread

80 ml Milk

80 g Raisins

1 Apple - grated

Custard Topping

2 egg

160 ml yoghurt

Bay Leaves

Method :

1) Soak lentils over night in cold water

2) Cook the lentils until al dente or just cooked and set aside

3) Heat a large pan. Add oil and sauté the onion off and add spices

4) Soak the bread in milk

5) Add lentils, raisin, apple, soaked bread to the onion pan and season very well

6) Mix all the ingredients together and pack tightly in a greased 18x14cm pan

7) Top with egg and yoghurt mixture and garnish with bay leaves (Chef's note: you can half the yoghurt amount resulting in a reduced final cooking time.)

8) Cover with tin foil and back at 180 ̊ C for 20 minutes. Take foil off and continue cooking until the custard topping is cooked about 20 minutes.

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jackie cameron

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef
Hartford House
+27 33 263 2713