Bunny chow, often referred to as a bunny, is a South African fast food dish consisting of a hollowed out loaf of bread filled with curry. It originated in the Durban Indian community. I got Educate about this dish while i was working in South Africa (an Rainbow Nation).


For Marination:

Chicken – 500gm
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
Tandoori Chicken Masala – 1/2 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Yoghurt – 1 Tbsp

For Gravy:

Onion – 2 Paste
Onion – 1 small sliced
Tomato – 2 Puree
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 Tbsp
Bay leaves – 2-3
Cinammon – 1 stick
Star Anise – 1
Green Cardamon – 2
Mace -1
cloves -1
Coriander Powder – 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
Mustard Oil -4 Tbsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves – 2 Tbsp chopped
Water -3/4th cup

1 loaves of crusty brown bread, unsliced, each cut across in half in the middle and most of the crumbs removed


Preparation Method:

  1. Clean and wash the chicken. Make a slit in the chicken piece.
  2. Marinate the chicken for 20 minutes with the marination masala.
  3. Heat oil in a kadhai. Add whole spices and sliced onion.
  4. When onion is light brown add onion paste and ginger garlic paste.
  5. When onion paste gets golden brown add marinated chicken.
  6. Mix well and saute the chicken for 4-5 minutes.
  7. Add tomato puree mix well.
  8. Add coriander powder, garam masala, red chilli powder and salt to taste. Mix well.
  9. Add some water and let it cook until the chicken is done and gravy becomes thick.
  10. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  11. To serve, fill the hollow of the bread with lots of curry and top with chicken.
  12. Garnish with coriander leaves and onion rings and Serve Hot.