A Classic Durban Mutton Bunny Chow

Craving an authentic mutton bunny chow? Don’t fret, with this classic Durban mutton bunny chow recipe, you wont have to travel all the way to KwaZulu-Natal.

What you’ll need:

1 loaf white bread

500g cubes of deboned leg of lamb

1 onion, finely chopped

2 tablespoons crushed garlic

20g chilli ginger paste

4 tablespoons sunflower oil

15g paprika

10g cumin powder

15g garam masala

10g tumeric

40g mixed masala

400g chopped tomatoes

25ml pureed tomato

30ml sugar

salt and pepper

3 large potatoes, peeled and chopped

1 sprig of curry leaves

30g chopped dhania (coriander)

1 cup water


  1. Heat oil in a large pot, fry onions, garlic, ginger and chilli until soft.
  2. Add the lamb and brown for 5 minutes.
  3. Add all the spices and stir to coat the lamb. Fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes, tomato paste and sugar, stir to coat the lamb.
  5. Add water to just cover the lamb.
  6. Cover and cook for 45minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Add chopped potatoes.
  8. Cook for 20-30 minutes until potatoes are cooked and the lamb is soft.

For the bunny

  1. Slice the bread into ¼’s and hollow out each piece, making sure not to scoop all the way through. This ensures the curry doesn’t run out .
  2. Spoon the curry into the hollow and place a chunk of bread on top.

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