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Durban Chicken Bunny Chow Recipe

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Chicken Bunnychow by Rajashree

Durban Chicken Bunny Chow Recipe

Thanks to Rajashree, for sharing her recipe to this incredible chicken curry – served in traditional Durban style as a Bunny Chow.

  • Author: Rajashree B


  • 16 pieces chicken (I used drumsticks & thighs) 
  • Oil (enough to cover base of pot) or as desired
  • 1 large onion sliced 
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star aniseed
  • 2 bayleaf
  • 45 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1tsp crushed ginger
  • 1tsp whole cumin
  • 1 tblsp medium masala 
  • 2 tblsp hot kashmiri masala
  • 1 tblsp rombo rossi masala
  • 1/2 tsp each of kashmiri chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and turmeric powder
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 4 tblsps tomato puree
  • 5 potatoes halved
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat oil, add onions, cinnamon sticks, star aniseeds, bay leaves and whole cumin.
  2. Once onions start browning and is translucent, add ginger, garlic and all spices, stir well and add chicken and salt and stir well to coat chicken evenly.
  3. Cover pot and let it cook on low heat for 10 to 15 mins.
  4. Now add chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and potatoes and water as desired for a rich gravy and cook for 30 mins on medium heat, until potatoes are soft.
  5. Garnish and enjoy with rice or rotis or in a bunny!

Please note:  Spices can be adjusted depending on individual taste.


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