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We know that our readers love South African recipes more than any others. I think it’s partly to do with nostalgia (remembering your granny by cooking her milk tart recipe), partly comfort but mostly because South African recipes tend to be rather delicious.

Here are 20 of the most popular South African recipes on our blog.

Click on the recipe title to see the full recipe and cooking instructions on our blog.

1. Traditional bobotie


2. Butternut soup


3. Slow-cooked Karoo lamb shanks

4. Chicken soup with braaied mielies

5. Chakalaka soup with boerewors balls

6. Oxtail potjie

7. The best boerewors rolls

8. Braai broodjies


9. Braaied garlic and peri-peri chicken


10. Rump steak with garlic butter


11. Chicken pie


12. Peppermint crisp tart


13. Traditional malva pudding


14. Banana bread


15. Better-than-Ouma’s rusks


16. Apple pie


17. Amarula malva pudding recipe


18. Spiced guava ice cream


19. Braaied banana and pineapple


20. The best vetkoek recipe ever





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7 Responses to “Bobotie to malva pudding: 20 of the best South African recipes”

  1. Sarah Duff

    Hi Hennie,

    Each of the recipe names is a link to the particular recipe – just click on the name of the recipe and it will take you to the recipe page. Happy cooking!

  2. Leana

    WOW! This is real comfort food for this exceptional cold winter and brings back lots of childhood memories. Thanks!

  3. Ben Jonker

    Mouth watering to say the least, leaves one’s tastebuds wanting to do handstands, but, are they Diabetic friendly? Are there not some really awesome dishes that you can publish that are also Diabetic friendly on occasions? There are many Getaway readers that rely on the mundane recipe books for eating ideas, but how about Getaway encouraging readership by having a Diabetic section?

  4. Gail Bowman

    Thanks for the wonderful recipes, they are real favourites ans I will endevour to make every one of them.


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