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.
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.
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.
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South African Veggie Bunny Chow Recipe
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.