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Bunny chow

Bunny Chow

Jennifer Ezeokoli
Bunny Chow is a delicious sandwich and a traditional, portable and popular South African Street food which shows the fusion in the nature of the South African Cuisine. Bunny Chow is with made with aromatic spices, meat, chickpeas and potatoes served in hollow bread.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast


  • ½ cup cooking oil
  • 2-3 curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp minced ginger and garlic
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 med onion diced
  • 2 med tomatoes diced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 3 green cardamom pods
  • 500 g potatoes cleaned and cut into cubes
  • 42 g chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • ½ tbsp cayenne pepper
  • cup chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat up a pan with oil over medium heat.
  • After that, stir in onions, garlic, cinnamon stick, curry leaves, cardamom pods and curry powder until onions is looks translucent.
  • Add tomatoes followed by chicken and stir for about 2-3 more minutes.
  • Pour in chicken broth.
  • Next add chickpeas, potatoes.
  • Bring to a boil and let it simmer until sauce thickens or for about 25 minutes or more.
  • Adjust for salt, pepper and stew consistency.
  • Serve in hollowed out fresh bread.


Image Source: The Dream Africa
Keyword Bunny Chow