Mutton curry bunny chow

16 November 2015 / Posted in Easy meals
mutton curry bunny chow in a mini loaf using AMC Speedcooker

There are few fast foods better than a good bunny! If you are not familiar with this traditional South African dish then you have been missing out! A bunny chow is a quarter or half loaf of bread that has been hollowed out and filled with curry, reserving the hollowed out bread to mop-up the gravy. If you're making bunnys at home, it's well worth preparing the curry in an AMC Speedcooker to save on cooking time.

close up of bunny chow in a mini loaf

Mutton curry bunny chow

1 - 1.25 kg mutton – thick rib, neck or other stewing meat on the bone (for boneless meat, use shoulder diced) 
2 onions, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
20 ml each ground coriander, cumin & curry powder
10 - 15 ml garam masala
15 ml fresh ginger, grated
5 - 10 ml turmeric
20 ml dried mixed herbs 
2 red chilli, chopped
1 each bay leaf and stick cinnamon
15 ml soy sauce
1 tin (400 g) chopped tomatoes
180 ml chicken stock
1 small butternut peeled and diced
3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
1 - 2 medium sized aubergines
4 - 6 baby marrows, cut into chunks 
30 ml cake flour
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
60 ml fresh coriander, chopped, or more to taste
2 - 3 loaves of bread, halved and hollowed out

Method

  1. Heat an AMC 8 Litre Speedcooker with a normal AMC 24 cm lid on over a medium temperature until the Visiotherm reaches the first red area. Brown a quarter of the meat. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Repeat with the rest in batches, and set aside.
  2. Sauté onions and garlic until tender, add all the spices and herbs. Sauté for a few minutes to enhance the flavours. Add the soy sauce, tomatoes and stock.
  3. Return meat to the unit, stir well and seal the unit with the Speedcooker lid. Allow the indicator to reach the red level. Reduce heat slightly to keep indicator at this level and cook for 20 - 25 minutes. 
  4. Remove unit from the heat and allow the cooking indicator to drop completely. Release excess steam by pressing down the red safety valve and open unit. Add the vegetables and reseal with the Speedcooker lid. Heat over a medium temperature, allowing the indicator to rise to the green level then reduce heat slightly and cook at this level for 10 minutes. (Alternatively cook vegetables with the normal AMC lid until cooked through.) 
  5. Remove unit from the heat and allow the cooking indicator to drop completely. Release excess steam by pressing down the red safety valve and open unit. If needed, mix the flour with a little water and add to the curry. Bring it to a gentle simmer and allow to thicken slightly.
  6. Season curry to taste and add coriander. Fill the hollowed breads with curry and serve immediately. If preferred you can serve the curry with rotis or basmati rice and sambals.
Tips:
  • If you don’t have a Speedcooker, cook the curry in an AMC 24 cm High. Cook for 1½ - 2 hours until tender.