Traditional Durban Bunny Chow

This traditional dish originating from Durban is a quick, easy and tasty meal that can be enjoyed with friends and family in all kinds of social situations, whether it be a rainy weekend or a cold evening, this dish is sure to warm your insides and give you that feeling of home. Give this recipe a try and enjoy!


  • 45ml oil
  • 300g lamb, cubed
  • 3 onions, roughly chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 piece of ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 10ml cumin seeds
  • 10ml fennel seeds
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 15ml ground coriander
  • 15ml ground turmeric
  • 15ml curry powder
  • 400g tomato purée
  • salt and pepper
  • 500g mixed vegetables (carrots, potatoes, green beans, corn, peas)
  • 750ml water
  • 1 loaf white bread

1. Heat oil in a large pot over a medium heat and brown the lamb for 5 minutes. Add onions and garlic and ginger. Cook until the onions are tender.

2. Add cumin, fennel, bay leave sand cinnamon, and let simmer for 1 minute. Add coriander,turmeric, curry powder, tomato purée, salt and pepper and vegetables, then pour in the water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes or until thickened.

3. Slice the bread in half, scoop out the insides of the two halves and fill with the curry.

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The last thing to do is to enjoy this tasty meal with friends and family