Bunny Chow

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May. 08, 2018

Heres an awesomely tasty fast food from the kitchens of South Africa. An all-time favourite in that region, Bunny Chow or Bunny as it is fondly called is made by hollowing out a loaf of bread and filling it with tongue-tickling curry. Believed to have its roots in the Durban Indian community, Bunny Chow is quite filling and a meal in its own right. It can be relished as a quick meal, or served as the main course of a larger spread.


Burger buns 4
Oil 2 Tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon (Jeera)
Ginger green chili paste 1 Teaspoon (Adrak
Red chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/4 Teaspoon (Haldi)
Coriander powder 1/4 Teaspoon (Dhania powder)
Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon (Jeera)
Asafoetida 1/2 Teaspoon (Hing)
Dried fenugreek leaves 1/2 Teaspoon (Kasuri methi)
Tomato pulp 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Boiled green peas 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Boiled carrot pieces 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Chopped capsicum 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Boiled potato cubes 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Garam masala 1/2 Teaspoon
Chopped coriander 2 Tablespoon (Dhania)
Grated processed cheese 4 Tablespoon (For garnish)
Shredded cabbage 4 Tablespoon (For garnish)



1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.

2. Add the ginger-green chilli paste and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.

3. Add the red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin seeds powder, asafoetida, fenugreek leaves and 2 tbsp of water and cook for a few seconds, stirring continuously.

4. Now add the tomato pulp with cup water, cook for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

5. Add the salt, green peas, carrots, potatoes, capsicum, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

6. Add 3 cups of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 15 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

7. Lightly mash it using a potato masher or till it reaches a thick gravy consistency.

8. Switch off the flame, add the garam masala and mix well.

9. Finally add chopped coriander and mix well. Keep aside.

10. Place a burger bun on a clean dry surface and make a square slit on top using a sharp knife and scoop out some of the bread to create a depression to form a cavity.

11. Put th of the prepared gravy into the bread bowls.

12. Garnish it with 1 tbsp cheese and 1 tbsp cabbage evenly over it.

13. Repeat steps 10 to 12 to make 3 more bunny chows.


14. Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 2