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Sweet Potato and Tofu Bobotie

Bobotie is a traditional South African sweet and savoury dish.



30g white bread, crusts removed and torn into pieces

160g soy milk

1 clove garlic

1cm piece fresh ginger, peeled

1 brown onion, cut into quarters

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp ground coriander

½ tsp ground cumin

¼ tsp ground turmeric

½ tsp ground cinnamon

3 tsp curry powder

250g firm tofu, chopped

40g Medjool dates, pips removed

1 red apple, cored and cut into quarters

500g sweet potato, cut into 23cm pieces

30g lemon juice

30g fruit chutney

50g sultanas

1 tsp sea salt

2 pinches black pepper


Preheat oven to 180ºC

Place a bowl onto mixing bowl lid and weigh bread and milk into it. Stir to combine and set aside.

Place garlic, ginger, onion and oil into mixing bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 7. Scrape down sides of bowl with a spatula.

Add spices and cook 3 min/100ºC/speed 1.

Add tofu, dates and apple and chop 3 sec/speed 5.

Add sweet potato, lemon juice, chutney, sultanas, salt and pepper and mix 20sec/reverse/speed 2, then cook 3 min/100ºC/reverse/speed 1.

Add reserved bread mixture and cook 2 min/100ºC/reverse/speed 1.

Transfer into a casserole dish (approx 25cm x 16cm).

Bake in oven for 30 mins.

Serve immediately.

Serve with red rice (optional)

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