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Bunny Chow

Bunny Chow-South African Curry

Bunny Chow is a south african curry served in a hollowed out loaf of bread.This is an indian fusion curry made by settlers there and which was then adopted as a street food in South Africa
Cuisine South African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3 -4 servings
Author Foodcow


  • Coriander powder-2 tsp
  • Cumin Powder-1 tsp
  • Madras Curry Powder/Garam Masala-1 tsp
  • Onion-1 large-chopped
  • Tomato-2-chopped
  • Kidney beans or Rajma boiled or out of a can-1 cup
  • Boneless Chicken-250 gms
  • Potato-2 boiled
  • Chillies-2 red chillies
  • Vinegar-1 tsp
  • Bay Leaf-1
  • Salt to taste
  • Olive oil 1 tbsp
  • Chopped Coriander for Garnish


  • Pressure cook the kidney beans or the rajma.If you have canned ones then that is also ok.(Check the note for more instructions)
  • Heat the oil in the pan.Add the bay leaf.
  • Next, saute the onion and chillies in hot oil till brown.
  • Add the spices-coriander powder,cumin powder,madras curry powder.
  • Cook for 2-5 seconds.Make sure the spices don’t burn.
  • Add the tomatoes and saute for 5-6 minutes.Add 3 tablespoon of water and cook till the tomatoes have softened.Add 1 cup of water,vinegar and the potatoes.Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add chicken and cook for 10-12 minutes on high till the chicken is cooked through.
  • Turn off the heat ,Garnish with coriander and serve it in a hollowed out bread or just bread rolls.


To pressure cook the beans/Rajma-Soak the beans overnight or for 4-5 hours in water. Pressure cook with 2 tsp salt for 25-30 minutes in four times the water or till the kidney beans/Rajma are tender.