Authentic Beef Bunny Chow – South African Street Food

Step into the vibrant world of South African street food with our Authentic Beef Bunny Chow. A hearty bread bowl filled to the brim with spicy beef curry, this dish is a meal in itself. Follow our step-by-step guide to bring this street food classic to your kitchen.

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Authentic Beef Bunny Chow

Experience the taste of South African street food with our Authentic Beef Bunny Chow. This hearty meal consists of a bread bowl filled with spicy beef curry - a truly delightful dish!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Light Meals
Cuisine South African
Servings 4
Calories 133 kcal


  • 1 kg tenderised steak cubed
  • 1 onion sliced into rings
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • tsp crushed garlic
  • tsp crushed ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 3 curry leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 green cardamoms slightly crushed
  • 4 tsp Durban masala
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 8 baby potatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • fresh coriander leaves for garnish
  • 2 half bread loaves hollowed out


  • Fry the cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, onion and curry leaves in the oil.
  • Add masala mix, turmeric, ginger, garlic and tomato and cook until a puree.
  • Add the meat and cook for about 20 minutes.
  • Add potatoes and ¼ cup water.
  • Cook for about 30 minutes and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Dish up in half loaf. Garnish with fresh coriander.


Calories: 133kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 737mgPotassium: 757mgFiber: 6gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 154IUVitamin C: 49mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 3mg
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