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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Vegetarian Bunny Chow Recipe

Traditional South African fast food recipe for vegetarian bunny chow has nothing to do with nutrition for rabbits. A traditional bunny chow or bunny if you are in Durban in South Africa where the dish originated is made with mutton, chicken, beans, curry and vegetables. Bunny is made to be eaten with your hands and is rarely served with a fork. Bunny is made by taking 1/2 loaf of bread hollowing it out and filling it with your choice of spices, meats and vegetables.


Vegetarian Bunny Chow

Ingredients
2 whole loaves of bread cut vertically in the middle and most of the soft bread removed
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 15 ounce can red beans
Vegetarian Bunny Chow
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1 cup vegetable stock (or water)
1 medium onion chopped
1 cup green peas
2 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped
2 large potatoes cut in cubes
½ teaspoon cumin seeds
½ teaspoon fennel seeds
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons ground curry powder 
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
3 curry leaves
Salt to taste

Directions

Add all ingredients except the bread, water and beans and sauté for 3 minutes over medium heat. Add remaining ingredients; simmer until the potatoes are soft.  Spoon mixture into the hollowed out bowl and serve warm.

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