Vegan Bunny Chow

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      55 min

Appears in
Mowgli Street Food

By Nisha Katona

Published 2018

  • About

Our chicken bunny chow is a show stopper, but the truth is that the lunch breaks of the Durban Indian are often an entirely vegan affair. The critical part of this dish is the loose and punchy sauce that is absorbed into the bread. The oozing spiced bread then becomes the focus and the chickpeas/garbanzo beans are along for the ride.


  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 bay leaves


  1. Put the vegetable oil in a large heavy saucepan set over a medium-high heat. When hot, add the cumin seeds and fry until they turn brown and fragrant, then add the bay leaves, onions, ginger and garlic and fry for 8 minutes until the onions are soft and dark brown.
  2. Add the garam masala, cumin and coriander and cook for 2 minutes, then add the chilli powder, gro