Bunny Chow Recipe

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Bunny Chow
  • Chef: Rupali Dean
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Bunny Chow is a South African fast food dish consisting of a bread loaf filled with meat curry. This recipes makes use of chicken.

Ingredients of Bunny Chow

  • 5 Tbsp oil
  • 4 large finely chopped onions
  • 1 pod of finely chopped garlic
  • 3 finely chopped green chillies
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground fennel
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground garam masala
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 medium sized potatoes halved
  • 100 gm tomato paste
  • 250 gm tomato puree
  • 800 gm chicken with bone
  • 2 unsliced whole loaves of bread
  • Salt to flavor
  • For the carrot salad:
  • 4 carrots grated
  • 1 lemon squeezed
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • Small handful of roasted peanuts
  • A pinch of salt

How to Make Bunny Chow

  • 1.Saute the garlic in oil. When the garlic is a little brown add the onions. Saute to brwon.
  • 2.Now add the green chillies. Then add the turmeric, fennel, cumin and all the other powdered spices.
  • 3.Add all the spices and fry for 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously.
  • 4.Now add the potatoes. Mix with the spices.
  • 5.Now add the tomatoes puree cook till the tomatoes leave oil.
  • 6.Now add the meat and saute it for a few minutes.
  • 7.Add some water for the spices and meat to cook. Let it simmer slowly on low heat.
  • 8.Add the salt. Mix well.
  • 9.Cover it and let it cook for about half an hour to forty minutes till the meat becomes tender.
  • For the carrot salad:
  • 1.Make a dressing of the lemon juice, brown sugar and salt by dissolving them together and then spread over the grated carrots. Add the roasted peanuts for crunch.
  • 2.For plating:
  • 3.Cut the fresh white bread loaves into halves or quarters for smaller portions and hollow out the center, keeping the spare bread to one side.
  • 4.Fill the hollowed out bread with the hot chicken curry with the gravy so that the bread soaks it all up.
  • 5.Serve it with the scooped out bread and the carrot salad.