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African Veggie Bread Bowl Recipe

African Veggie Bread Bowl Recipe

The Best South African Veggie Bunny Chow Recipe



South African Bread Bowl


Bunny Chow is a classic Durban South African fast food similar to a bread bowl. Bunny Chow is usually called bunny and makes a glorious mess when eaten.

Bunnies are generally ordered by sizes, such as a quarter loaf or half loaf. Just like Panera bread bowls, all parts of the Bunny Chow is eaten. The bread gets soggy and the curry soaks through the bread.

Curry comes from the Tamil word kari, or spiced sauce, which was originally a thin, soup-like, spiced dressing served in South Africa where many Indians live and work. 

Curry is the universal name of numerous types of rich and aromatic stewed Indian dishes. In Durban South Africa, the best bread bowl filling recipe is curry, the stewed dish type. 

 


Bunny Chow is classic Durban South African fast food.
South African Fast Food

South African Veggie Bunny Chow Recipe


Ingredients
2 whole hollowed-out loaves of bread cut in half
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups vegetable stock
1 medium onion chopped
2 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped
2 large potatoes cut in cubes
½ cup cooked green beans and carrots
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, stock and chicken and sauté for 3 minutes over medium heat.  Add remaining ingredients; simmer until the potatoes are soft 20 minutes. Spoon mixture into the hollowed-out bread and serve warm.



The history behind bunny chow


There are many stories about how bunny chow originated, but the one cited most often describes it as a totally portable dish served up to colored and black people under apartheid. The system not only separated black and white people but also Indians and colored people.

The first Indians arrived during the Dutch colonial era, as slaves, in 1684. In the decades, 1690 to 1725 over 80% of the slaves were Indians. This practice continued until the end of slavery in 1838. 

Bunny chow started as a way of selling food to people who weren't allowed to eat in certain restaurants during apartheid. The bread was used as a holder, or a plate, so that nothing needed to be returned after eating. South Africans of Indian descent largely live in and around KwaZulu-Natal's’ city of Durban, South Africa with a population of over one million.


South Africans of Indian descent largely live in and around KwaZulu-Natal's’ city of Durban, South Africa with a population of over one million. South Africans of Indian origin has retained their cooking traditions; Indian influences have contributed to the rainbow nation diversity of South Africa. 




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