1loaf of unsliced white bread cut in 1/2, and the insides scooped out leaving only the outside crusty part; this will provide 2 servings
5Thai chilisminced; leave out if you prefer a less spicy curry
2medium potatoespeeled and cut into small bite sized pieces; can use 1 large potato
1lblamb (cut up lamb for stew)
1 1/2 -2tbspgaram masala
1/2 - 1tbspcayenne peppercan omit if you prefer a less spicy version; add closer to 1 tbsp if you like it spicy!
green onionssliced for garnish (optional)
Add olive oil to a large skillet (one that has a cover) and heat on med high heat. Once the oil is hot, add minced onion, garlic, ginger and chilis. Stir for around 3-4 minutes.
Add spices to include star anise, cinnamon, turmeric, garam masala, and cayenne pepper. Also add 1 tbsp of water and stir for a minute to incorporate all ingredients.
Add diced tomatoes, bay leaf, and a pinch of salt. Stir for a couple of minutes.
Add the lamb stew meat, stir well, and cook for around 5 minutes. You will want to check and stir this often during the 5 minutes.
Add 1 cup of water and your cut up potato. Stir, bring to the boil, and then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook 1.5 hrs or until the lamb is fall apart tender. Now add salt to taste.
Once the lamb is tender, fill each hollowed out loaf half with the lamb curry! If it is messy, so much the better! Garnish with green onions if desired!
Enjoy this delicious bunny chow! Optional garnish is sliced green onions, and a delicious chutney to go on top. Do as the South African locals do and eat with your hands! geniet jou ete! (Enjoy your meal in Afrikaans!)