How to make the famous Durban lamb curry bunny chow

How to make the famous Durban lamb curry bunny chow

Learn how to make the delicious Durban bunny chow with this easy recipe.

Bunny Chow
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One of the signature foods in Durban is the bunny chow. 

It is rich in flavour and spices.

You can choose to fill it up with any curry that you want - be it chicken, mutton, beef or lamb. 

And if you are not a meat-eater, you can try the vegetarian bunny chow that is full of veggies. 

For this recipe, we are going to help you learn how to make a lamb bunny chow. 

Check out the full details of the recipe below, courtesy of Vlogger Ruth Govender. 

READ: Pictures: The Breakfast Team make their own bunny chows


400g lamb pieces

1/4 cup oil

2 medium potatoes cut

1 onion chopped

1 ripe tomato cut

1 Sprig curry leaves

1/4 cup frozen peas

3 Teaspoon ginger and garlic paste. 

For spices you will need: 

2 Tablesppon mix masala

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

3 Teaspoon salt

3 Cinnamon sticks

1 Bay leaf


READ: Lekker chicken curry bunny chow


Heat up oil in the pot.

Add onions, cinnamon, and bay leaf.

Cook until onions are slightly gold.

Add the spices and mix well.

Add curry leaves, tomatoes, and the ginger and garlic paste.

Mix well and cook until tomatoes are soft. 

Add lamb pieces and mix well. 

Cook for 15 minutes and add water if needed. 

Add potatoes and peas.

Pour 1/2 cup of hot water.

Cook until potatoes are dark and gravy is thick.

Garnish with coriander. 

For the bread: 

Cut a full loaf of bread into quarters. 

Slice out the inside of the bread, but leave the sides and bottom part. 

Fill the empty part of the bread with the curry. 

Put the cut part on top of the bread. 

Enjoy your bunny chow and serve it with a salad. 

READ: "I have been living in Durban for 45 years and I've never had a bunny chow!"

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