Bunny Chow

Bunny Chow, Delicious and delicious South African Street Food made with aromatic spices, meat, chickpeas and potatoes served in a loaf of bread. Unique sandwiches!

With winter in full swing, you can't have enough comfort food in your arsenal. I mean, think about it, why want to do the same thing over and over again? That's why you have me.

This is an absolutely perfect comfort food and you won't stop eating it.

You won't find a "sandwich" like this! Yes indeed!

Bunny Chow is a very unique, portable and popular South African street food that exemplifies the natural fusion of South African Cuisine. A highly spiced curry that will excite any spice lover, my type!

It is served in a perforated bread bowl, making it even more appealing to carb lovers.

Okay, the term rabbit is another variation of the word “Bania”, an Indian class merchant who sells this delicious street food.


  • 1 pound chicken thighs or breast cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup canola or cooking oil
  • 2-3 curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder or more
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3 green cardamom pods lightly crushed
  • 8 ounces or less potatoes cleaned and diced
  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 11/2 cups or more chicken stock or water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • instructions

Cooking steps

  1. When ready to cook, heat a large saucepan with oil, and add the onions, garlic, ginger, cinnamon, curry leaves, cardamom pods and curry powder, stirring occasionally for about 2-3 minutes until the onions are translucent.
  2. Add the tomatoes followed by the chicken, stir and sauté for about 2-3 more minutes. Add chicken stock/water if necessary to prevent burns
  3. Next add chickpeas, potatoes and chicken stock, about 1 1 1/2 cups, adding more as needed. Bring to a boil and simmer until the sauce thickens, it may take about 25 minutes or so
  4. Adjust the salt, pepper and the consistency of the stew.

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