Butter-Chicken Bunny Chow

Butter-Chicken Bunny Chow

Ready in 45 minutes

I haven't made this yet - but I had to post it. Who knows where the name bunny chow comes from, but its a Durban specialty. My husband raves. Basically you hollow out a bread loaf and scoop curry on the inside. And eat down the bread and curry together. Its a lot of fun. May I suggest doing this for movies at home?

"The name comes from the food (chow) durban market traders or bhanis. It has translated over the years to bunny chow and is a personal favourite especially in colder months."

- pda2

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2 1/2 pounds Chicken breast; boneless, skinless
8 each Bread rolls
Cashew nuts; to garnish
Rocket leaves; to garnish
1/2 cup Yogurt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 each Lemon; juice of
1/2 teaspoon Tumeric
2 teaspoon Garam masala
1 teaspoon Chili powder
1 teaspoon Cumin
1/4 teaspoon Ginger; ground
2 cloves Garlic; crushed
1 dash Salt; to taste
-- SAUCE --
1 each Onion; finely chopped
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves Garlic; crushed
1 1" piece Ginger; fresh, grated
1/2 teaspoon Fenugreek; ground
1/2 teaspoon Cardamon; ground
1 teaspoon Garam masala
1 1/2 ounce Cashew nuts; finely chopped, 40 gram
2 tablespoon Tomato paste
4/5 cup Water
2 tablespoon Honey
1 cup Cream
1 each Bay leaf
5 each Curry leaves

Original recipe makes 8



Prep Time: 15 minutes +8 hours marinating

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Oven Temp: 200C / 400F / Gas mark 6

1. Mix together the marinade ingedients and pour over the chicken pieces. Allow to marinate for up to 8 hours.

2. Place the chicken in a roasting pan with the marinade and roast for 10-15 minutes.

3. To make the sauce , saute the onion in the oil until soft, add the garlic & ginger, fenugreek, cardamom & masala, and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Add the ground cashews, tomato paste, water, honey, cream, bay leaf and curry leaves, and simmer to a creamy consistency.

4. Add the chicken to the sauce and allow to heat through.

5. Cut off the top parts of the rolls to form little hats. Hollow out the bottom parts. Spoon the chicken mixture into each roll.

6. Garnish with oven roasted cashew nuts and rocket and replace the bread hats.


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Quarter chicken bunny chow (low res image - higher res available on request) photo by LukeComins LukeComins

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The name comes from the food (chow) durban market traders or bhanis. It has translated over the years to bunny chow and is a personal favourite especially in colder months.
pda2 8 months ago
This was great! Very mild though - I threw in some chiles at the end - after I had finished dishing up for the small ones!
cleverkt 7 years ago
[I posted this recipe.]
cleverkt 7 years ago
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