My lovely Grandfather was from South Africa, and always loved barbeques, boerewors, bobotie… I’ve run out of ‘b’s but you get the picture 🙂 He certainly enjoyed his meat so I wonder what he’d say to my vegan version! As much as he loved me I don’t think he’d be impressed by the lentils, I’m laughing just thinking about it! I’ve made this bobotie numerous times, trying to get it close to the version I remember, and tonight was the night when the recipe came together and sang sweet harmonies of yummyness.
Apart from being fed this as a girl, it wasn’t until a South African colleague gave me her amazing recipe (about 15 years ago now!) that I had a go at cooking it myself. It was so delicious that I just had to tweak it to being vegan. I love the warming spices, creamy topping, and fragrant yellow rice that goes with it. I hope you do too!