BM# 68-Cooking Carnival: Day 17
Theme of Week 3: Bread based Street Food
Dish: Vegan Bunny Chow
As for the name, it has nothing to do bunnies or rabbits. It originated in Durban, South Africa and is said to have been made by the Indian banias who migrated there. It is basically a scooped out bread filled with a spicy and delicious curry. It is quite messy to eat as is but it can also be served over rice.
I loved this sandwich. The curry smells amazing while cooking and it is quite an experience eating it in the scooped out bread. It tastes equally good Indian style served over rice.
Recipe adapted from African Bites:
Vegan Bunny Chow
- 4 bread Crusty Rolls
- 15 oz Chickpeas . canned , rinsed and drained
- 2 Potatoes Medium , peeled and diced
- 1 onion Medium , chopped
- 1 ginger " , finely grated
- 2 ~ 3 cloves garlic , finely minced
- 2 Tomatoes Medium , chopped
- 6 ~ 8 curry leaves
- 1~2 tsp curry powder
- 1" stick cinnamon
- 3 pods cardamom
- 1 tsp chili powder Red (adjust as per taste preference)
- To taste Salt Pepper and
Make the Potato-Chickpea Curry:
- Heat oil in a pan, add cinnamon stick, cardamom and cook for 30 seconds. Next add onions, ginger, garlic and curry leaves; cook until the onions turn translucent.
- Stir in tomatoes and curry powder. Cover and cook till tomatoes turn mushy.
- Add the potatoes, chickpeas and 1cup of water. Bring to a boil and simmer covered until the sauce thickens and potatoes are tender, about 15~20 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper.
Make Bunny-Chow Sandwich:
- Slice the top of the bread roll and scoop out the insides to make place for the curry.
- Add the curry into the scooped out bread bowls and garnish with cilantro. Serve right away with lots of tissues.
Though it is a street food, it looks so fancy! I guess this is a curry cooked once served in two different ways. Good one!
Just my kind of food..we have a similar version in Sindhi Cuisine where we pour a big ladleful of curried chickpeas over some kind of bread..it is so much similar..and looks so tempting .
Sometimes eating messy enhances the flavor 🙂 Lovely pairing of the bread and the sabji.
I saw this in one of the travel shows and loved it. This vegan version looks so delectable.
This one looks so delicious and love this vegan version..
Wow, this bunny chow is inviting me and vegan version looks prefect to give a try without any fail.
a two-in-one dish! chickpeas and potatoes will be welcomed at home ! bookmarking to try !
amazing.. between where do you get those crusty bread rolls pavani?
I use the bowls for soups, but making a bunny chow in it sounds like a great idea!!
Wow looks yum and the ingredients are usually found at home. I will love the messy way of eating it. 😀
This is my favorite kinda meal...bread and a nutritious filling. Absolutely drooling here
this bunny chow name and looks, both are quite inviting.
This has been on my list for so long Pavani, so good to see it featured on your space..so nicely made.
Vegan version with chickpeas looks heavenly. Bookmarked to try soon.
I have been eyeing this for years but it seems that time hasn't come yet for me to try it. That bread bowl with spicy curry filling looks amazing.