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Easy and oh so flavourful – try this quick take on the traditional bunnychow

Many of us are always looking for new ways to add excitement to mealtimes and it’s even better when you can prepare it in a flash. Case in point: the Durban favourite, bunnychow. It’s a treat enjoying the various flavours as you work your way through the curry-based filling packed into a hollowed-out loaf of bread. We take a shortcut by using rotisserie chicken and canned lentils and beans – pantry staples that are good for you and super filling.

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Try this bunnychow yourself!

Serves 4 | Preparation: 5 min | Cooking: 10 min



2 bread loaves of your choice

Curry filling

15ml (1T) canola oil

1 onion, sliced

10ml (2t) garlic and ginger paste

125ml (½c) tomato purée

15ml (1T) sugar

30ml (2T) breyani masala

1 cooked chicken, deboned, skinned and shredded

2 cans (410g each) butter beans in curry sauce

1 can (400g) brown lentils, drained

125ml (½c) water

125ml (½c) plain full-cream yoghurt

60ml (¼c) chopped fresh coriander

To serve

extra yoghurt and coriander to garnish



  • Halve the loaves of bread and hollow them out.

Curry filling

  • Heat the oil and stir-fry the onion with the garlic and ginger paste until soft. Add the tomato purée, sugar and breyani masala.
  • Add the chicken, followed by the beans, lentils and water. Simmer for 5-7minutes or until fragrant.
  • Stir in the yoghurt and coriander.
  • Divide between the hollowed-out bread.
  • To serve Garnish with extra yoghurt and coriander and serve.

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