Brisket bunny chow recipe

  • Serves 6
  • 10 mins to prepare and 2 hrs 10 mins to cook
  • 638 calories / serving
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A delicious dish originating from Durban's Indian community. Rich beef curry, made with masses of cardamom, garlic and garam masala, served in a hollowed-out loaf which soaks up the all gorgeous juices and fantastic flavours.

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry all the spices for a few minutes until fragrant. Add the beef brisket and onion, then stir in the chopped tomatoes, carrot, tomato purée and vegetable stock.
  2. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer gently for 2 hrs, until the beef is tender. Add the potatoes for the last 30 mins of cooking time.
  3. Serve in the hollowed-out loaves, garnished with the coriander and red onion. Serve with lemon wedges.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

Cook as instructed and allow to cool completely. Then transfer to an airtight, freezer-safe container, seal and freeze for up to 1-3 months. To serve, defrost thoroughly in the fridge overnight before reheating. To reheat and serve, place on medium heat, stirring occasionally until the dish is heated through.

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  • Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2.5cm ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 cardamon pods, lightly crushed
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1kg beef brisket, diced
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 350ml vegetable stock
  • 4 baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 small farmhouse loaves, halved and hollowed
  • coriander, to garnish
  • finely sliced red onion, to garnish
  • lemon wedges to serve
  • Energy 2695kj 638kcal 32%
  • Fat 15g 22%
  • Saturates 5g 25%
  • Sugars 9g 10%
  • Salt 2.2g 36%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 81.2g Protein 50.5g Fibre 8.1g


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