Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: South African
Serves: 6
The arrival of the Indians in the 1860's saw the bunny chow becoming one of South Africa's most renowned street food. There are a few stories about the creation of the bunny chow but regardless of which explanation is correct, the bunny chow is an important part of Indian culture. Bunny chows can be found in almost any Indian restaurant and take-away in Durban. To make a bunny chow is simple. Try this yummy easy vegetarian recipe and let me know how you liked it.
  • 2 tbles sunflower oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 sliced green chillies
  • 3 fat garlic cloves sliced
  • Fresh curry leaves
  • 2 tsps curry powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 whole cardamom pods
  • 500 gr mixed vegetables
  • 1 can (410g) chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can (410g) rinsed and drained chick peas
  • 8 mini ciabatta rolls
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan.
  2. Fry onions until soft and lightly browned
  3. Add chillies, garlic, spices, curry leaves and fry together for a minute.
  4. Add tomatoes and vegetables.
  5. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes until cooked through.
  6. Halfway through cooking, add chick peas.
  7. Cut the tops off the mini bread rolls and gently scoop out the bread inside and fill the bread ‘bowls’ with the curry.
  8. Garnish with chopped coriander.
Serve with [url:1]onion and tomato salsa[/url]
For the mixed vegetables I used cubed red and green peppers, small florets of cauliflower and diced courgettes
Make sure to cook your curry on a medium heat so that it remains saucy adding a little bit of water if needed.
If using larger sized loaves of bread, halve or quarter the loaf.
Scoop out the bread to form a bread bowl.
Recipe by SAPeople South African Recipes at