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South African Street Food (Bunny Chow)

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Bunny Chow is a South African street food from the city of Durban. It's curry served in a hollowed out loaf of bread, much like a bread bowl here in the West. Today I am making a chicken curry with a tomato gravy using leftover rotisserie chicken and I am serving it up bunny style using a more portable bread. In this case, a kaiser bun. Its a fun and delicious dish with many stories behind its origin. Have fun with this recipe!
  Yellow onion 1⁄2 Medium, chopped (Pureed into a paste)
  Coriander seeds 2 Tablespoon (Toasted and ground in a mortar and pestle)
  Cumin 2 Teaspoon, ground
  Garam masala 2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
  Oil 2 Tablespoon (For frying)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Ginger 1 Small, minced (Thumb sized ginger used)
  Crushed tomatoes 1 Can (10 oz)
  Rotisserie chicken 1⁄2 Medium (Roughly shredded into chunks)
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Potato 1 Medium, diced
  Frozen peas 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt & pepper To Taste (To season)

1. Take an oiled skillet and bring it to medium heat and to that add the onion puree made in the food processor.
2. Add minced garlic and ginger to this and stir for about a minute. Add the prepared curry powder mix to it and stir till the flavor builds.
3. Once done add crushed tomatoes and stir it for a while and add the roughly shredded chicken pieces. Then add 2 cups of water and stir. Add the diced potato and cover and simmer for about 10 minutes.
4. After 10 minutes open the lid and add frozen peas and cook for another couple of minutes and season with salt and pepper.

5. Take a bun and scoop a cap out of it and fill it with the prepared curry and close it with the scooped out lid of the bun.

6. Serve warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
South African
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
South African Hollow Bread with Chicken Curry
Real South African street food. This video makes chicken bunny chow which is delicious form of curry chicken served on a hollow bread. Prepared with aromatic spices, this chicken dish is very delicious and the aromatic spices render a very beautiful flavor. Try this zesty chicken and enjoy the tender, moist meat.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 446 Calories from Fat 253

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g43.6%

Saturated Fat 6.3 g31.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 82.7 mg27.6%

Sodium 353.6 mg14.7%

Total Carbohydrates 27 g9%

Dietary Fiber 7.2 g28.9%

Sugars 1.5 g

Protein 25 g49.4%

Vitamin A 21.4% Vitamin C 35.8%

Calcium 15.9% Iron 34.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

South African Street Food (Bunny Chow) Recipe Video, South African Hollow Bread With Chicken Curry