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Cape Malay Bunny Chow


One of the top ways to use our famous Ouma Bread loaf…dig out the middle and fill it with a delicious curry. We’ve got the best of both Worlds, with a Cape and Durban fusion. This recipes uses a Cape Malay curry recipe, made into a Bunny Chow. BUT, you can fill it with any curry you love!

For those who don’t know the South African Bunny Chow…it does not involve bunnies at all!! “Bunny chow often referred to simply as a bunny, is a South African fast food dish consisting of a hollowed-out loaf of white bread filled with curry. It originated among Indian South Africans of Durban.”

Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
1 hour

Additional Notes

Where does the term “Bunny Chow’ Come from?

Bunny is another variation from the word “Bania“, an Indian class of traders who sold this tasty street food.

What other curries can I use for a bunny chow?

Traditionally, a bunny chow comes from Durban where you will find hotter, spicier curries like a classic “Durban Curry”, or just a spicy lamb or mutton curry. You can also use a spicy veg curry and make this a vegan or vegetarian bunny chow.

Here are some other curry recipes to cook and use inside the bunny chow:

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