Bunny Chow

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 45

Appears in
Mowgli Street Food

By Nisha Katona

Published 2018

  • About

This dish was devised by South African Indian railway workers who used to carry their curry to work in a hollowed-out bread loaf. It contains potato and fruit, and must have some heat. Potato made a little chicken go a long way for the Durban railway workers.


  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 small white onions, finely diced
  • 5 cm/


  1. Heat the vegetable oil for 20 seconds in a large non-stick frying pan set over a medium heat, then add the chopped onions, ginger and garlic and fry for 6–8 minutes or until the onions are golden brown.
  2. Next add the garam masala, ground cinnamon, ground cumin and the scotch bonnet, give everything a good mix together and then add the chicken thighs and breast.