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Classic South African Bunny Chow With Butter Beans

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A classic South African Bunny Chow With Butter Beans, served with lots of gravy and a side of vegetable pickle.

Bunny chow, often referred to simply as a bunny, is a South African fast food dish consisting of a hollowed-out loaf of white bread filled with curry. It originated among Indian South Africans of Durban

The dish has its origins in Durban, South Africa’s third-largest city. “It’s not known by Indian communities outside of South Africa,” There are only a handful of places in the U.S. where you can order bunny chow.

What does Bunny Chow consist of?

Bunny chow is essentially a kind of bread bowl. You take a loaf of white bread, hollow out the middle and fill it with a curry, either vegetarian beans or some type of meat. But not a rabbit. The name “bunny” comes from the corruption of an Indian term referring to merchants.

Bunny chow, often referred to simply as a bunny, is a South African fast food dish consisting of a hollowed-out loaf of white bread filled with curry. It originated among Indian South Africans of Durban.

Bunny Chow with Butter Beans
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Bunny Chow With Butter Beans

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  • Author: EsmeSalon.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 healthy servings 1x
  • Category: Everyday Cooking
  • Cuisine: South African

Description

A classic South African beans bunny served with lots of gravy and a side of vegetable pickle.


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Boil the beans in plain water till fork tender (retain the water).
  2. Heat oil in a large pot.
  3. Cook onion till soft.
  4. hen add in garlic, ginger, tomato, bay leaves, curry leaves, chili, and turmeric powder.
  5. Allow it to cook together for a few minutes.
  6. Pour in half a cup of retained water, and add in the potatoes and salt.
  7. Allow this to cook until the potatoes are tender (add more water if needed).
  8. Once tender, add in the beans and some more water (enough for a gravy) to allow it to simmer on low heat until it has thickened.
  9. Enjoy!!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 651
  • Sugar: 6
  • Sodium: 544
  • Fat: 50
  • Saturated Fat: 30
  • Unsaturated Fat: 17
  • Trans Fat: 2
  • Carbohydrates: 43
  • Fiber: 10
  • Protein: 11
  • Cholesterol: 122
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A lima bean, also commonly known as the butter bean, sieva bean, double bean, Madagascar bean, chad bean, or wax bean is a legume grown for its edible seeds or beans.

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