I’m so exited to share this recipe with you. When I was living in South Africa I wasn’t really a fan of rice dishes so this recipe was perfect for me. Instead of rice you have bread as a carb base.
This curry dish can be made with either chicken, beef or lamb. This particular one was lamb and personally I prefer lamb curry because the meat isn’t as dry as the chicken or beef. Its a basic curry recipe but instead of the rice you’ll use bread. The bread is cut into 4 equal sized squares, then cut out the soft bread on the inside and save it for later. This is a must try recipe and its super delicious.
Bunny Chow ( Serves 4)
- 1kg lamb pieces
- Little oil to cover base of pot
- 2 large cinnamon sticks
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 1 bay leaf
- 6 green cardamoms
- 4 cloves
- A sprig of curry leaves
- 1 tsp crushed green chillies
- 1 large onion, finely diced
- ½ tsp turmeric
- 2 tbs crushed ginger and garlic mix
- 3 level tsp medium chilli powder
- 2 tsp dhania-jeeru powder
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1 tbs vinegar (your choice on type) I normally use white vinegar
- 2 tsp sugar
- 2 tomatoes, blended
- 5 small to medium potatoes, quartered
- chopped fresh coriander
- salt to taste
Heat the oil in a pan. Add the cinnamon, fennel, bay leafs, cardamoms curry leaves and cloves. Then add the chillies, onions, turmeric, ginger and crushed garlic, Braise the mixture for about 4-5 minutes.
Then add the chilli powder, dhania-jeeru and garam masala. Add the vinigar and sugar and mix the mixture well. Then add the meat and stir until all the meat is covered with the spices. Braise the meat until a little browned. Then add the potatoes.
Cut a loaf of bread into 4 equal parts. Cut out the centre of the bread square to form a bread ‘bowl’
Cook on a medium heat until the potatoes are almost fully cooked. Remember to check the mixture often and add water so that it doesn’t burn out.When potatoes are about 3/4 cooked add the tomatoes . Once the potatoes are cooked you can add the coriander. Add salt to taste. Scoop the mixture into the bread ‘bowl’ and enjoy.