Thursday 6 December 2012

Bunny Chow South African stew in a bread roll

Bunny Chow what a strange name for a dish!! I researched this name and discovered that  it is indeed a street food commonly found in Durban South Africa. It is a stew usually  made with lamb or chicken which is served in a hollowed out bread roll or loaf of bread. However I have adapted it here to make it vegetarian.If you are intrigued to find out how this name originated  and  know more about this delicious meal in one  you can read about it here.

Spicy stew served in a hollowed out bread bowl.


4  crusty bread rolls
240 grams/ 8 oz cooked chick peas
1 medium potato diced
60 grams / 2 oz mixed finely diced red /green/yellow capsicum
1 small red onion finely diced
1 clove garlic
120 grams/ 4 oz blended tomatoes
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
150 ml water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh coriander for garnish


1. Heat oil in a pan and when it is hot sauté the garlic and onions until translucent.
2. Add the tomatoes, chilli powder, salt and garam masala and sauté for 2-3 minutes longer.
3. Add the potatoes, peppers and chick peas and the water.
4. bring the stew to boil, once it comes to boil reduce heat and simmer for 15  minutes or until potatoes are cooked and the liquid has turned to a thick gravy.
5.Remove the stew from the heat and stir in half the coriander.
6. To serve cut the tops off the bread rolls and hollow out the bread from the inside. Do not make the bread wall too thin or else the gravy from the stew will run through.
7. Fill each bread roll with the stew and  garnish with remaining coriander ,replace the lid.
8. Serve immediately.

Submitting to:

Flavours of  South Africa, event by guest hosted by PJ of seduce your tastebuds


  1. Very new recipe to me and loved the way it got this name..Nice idea of serving in hollow bread..

  2. wow - love the click.... amazing dish...

  3. wow...this is the first time I see a South African recipe on any blog...congratulations on posting something utterly new !

  4. Totally peculiar dish for me to know.... but this looks really tasty and cute presentation...

  5. yummy, healthy and very cute//

  6. I read about this dish too and really a very interesting dish. Looks very delicious.Glad to host the event and Thanks for sending it across :)

  7. Wow- what an interesting recipe and so easy to make too. I love the way you have displayed the rolls.

  8. Fabulous idea - I think my kids would love to eat stew from a bread roll! (me too!)

  9. Great Autumnal recipe - this will warm our cockles!

  10. I thought this was going to be rabbit stew - from the name! Great idea.


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