Traditional Bean Bunny Chow Recipe

Try out this bunny chow recipe vegetarian guests will love

General info

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 whole green chillies
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ tsp each turmeric, dhania, cumin powders
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp crushed ginger-garlic
  • Splash of water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup broad beans boiled until soft


We know that this is one bean curry recipe South Africa will love. This broad beans curry creates the perfect gravy for you to dip bread in. Plus it’s vegetarian, so great for a meat-free Monday treat!

  1. Gently fry onion and chillies in oil until softened.
  2. Add tomatoes. Cook until moisture has evaporated.
  3. Add spices and a splash of water. Continue cooking until spices have melded with tomato.
  4. Add this mixture to beans, with a little more water if necessary.
  5. Cook gently until gravy is thick. Serve in a bunny (a quarter-loaf of white bread, hollowed out inside)

Also try this recipe for Lentil, Pea and Sweet Potato Curry

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Recipes and photographs from Durban Curry So Much of Flavour People, Places and Secret Recipes By Erica Platter and Clinton Friedman (Paw Paw Publishers)

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