Meal to share (South Africa) – Mini Bunny Chow

Meal to Share

Let’s travel to South Africa this month. South Africa is a multicultural country. Loads of different cultures all living together and the nation has 11 official languages. With so many different cultures, how does it translate to their food?

Entree from me – Mini bunny chow

bunny chow

bunny chow

Mains from Agnes (Off the Spork) – Bobotie

Bobotie

Bobotie

Dessert from Celeste (Berry Travels) – Malva Pudding

Malva pudding

Malva pudding

In Durban, large Indian origins that arrived from the 1860′s as labourers for the sugarcane plantations. The cuisine in Durban is greatly influenced by the Indians. The first and original bunny chow was vegetarian. But now the curry filling can be chicken, mutton or lamb. Loafs of breads are hollowed out and then the curry fills the hole and served. It is a very popular South African fast food. Check out this funny video for a glimpse of the authentic Bunny Chow in Durban.

In this recipe for bunny chow, I used lamb sausages instead of minced lamb. I could not find any nice lamb this weekend. Went for a ride in the morning and so ended up not going to any farmers market. I rather have good sausages from my local butcher that I trust than to have suspicious looking meat. I thought it worked out quite well and because I am doing an entree and not a main, I used small buns rather than big chunks of bread. Only hands are required for eating this. It is rather messy but that is the whole point. You get to lick up the curry sauce and that is good.

bunny chow

bunny chow

The rest of the curry, I kept it for the packed lunch and dinners during the week. And also do not chuck out the bread that you hollowed out from the buns. I left it to dry and then made them into breadcrumbs. No wastage!

What is your favourite fast food during a sports game?

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