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Thursday, 15 December 2016 11:11

Bunny Chow

Bunny Chow
Country of origin: South Africa
Commonly referred to as Bunny, this South African meal is a fast food dish consisting of a hollowed out loaf of bread filled with curry. 

• 2 tbsp vegetable oil
• ½ tsp cumin seeds
• ½ tsp fennel seeds
• 2.5cm piece of cinnamon stick
• 2 green cardamom pods
• 1 star anise
• 1 bay leaf
• 1 onion, finely chopped
• 2 tbsp curry powder
• 2 tomatoes, chopped
• 1kg/2lb 2oz boneless leg of lamb, cut into 1.5cm/½in dices
• 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger
• 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
• 10-12 curry leaves
• 2 large potatoes, cut in cubes (same size as the meat)
• Salt
• 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
• 2 tbsp lime juice
• 2 loaves of crusty white bread, unsliced

• Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the spices and bay leaf until the spices sizzle.
• Add the onion and cook for 5–7 minutes until translucent.
• Stir in the curry powder and sauté for one minute, then add the tomatoes and stir to mix.
• Cook on medium heat, stirring often, until you get a 'sauce-like' consistency.
• Add the meat, ginger, garlic and curry leaves and 300ml/11fl oz water.
• Bring to boil then reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 40-50 minutes or until the meat is tender.
• Add the potatoes, salt to taste and 200ml/7fl oz water.
• Continue simmering until the meat and potatoes are perfectly cooked (about 15 minutes). 
• Stir the chopped coriander and lime juice.
• To serve, spoon into the hollows of the bread and garnish with coriander cress.