The easy Japanese curry recipe with step by step photo instructions and video. Japanese curry is the ever popular kids friendly delicious curry. Japanese curry are so versatile. You can make it with any protein source you like such as chicken, beef, pork and seafood. Als,o Japanese curry can be adopted into different dishes such as Udon and Bread.
Peel and cut the potatoes, carrot, and onion into large bite size pieces and set aside.
Peel and slice the garlic.
Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat and add garlic
When the garlic is fragrant, add the onion to cook.
Add the chicken to cook and when they change into whitish colour, add potato, carrot, and onion and stir with a wooden spatula.
When the oil has coated evenly on all the ingredients and the outer-edge of the potatoes have become transparent, add the water, honey, and grated apple.
Bring it to boil and then turn the heat down to low to simmer until the potatoes become soft. and all the other ingredients are cooked. (Takes about 15 minutes)
Turn the heat off, break the curry sauce blocks apart and add to the pot.
Make each piece of curry roux dissolve into the cooking water in ladle with a pair of chopsticks *8
Turn the heat back on low and bring to simmer to thicken the sauce.
Serve cooked plain rice in a shallow bowl and pour the curry over the rice.
Garnish with Fukushinduke and Rakkyo if you like. *Optional
*1 Cooking rice instruction and time are not included in this recipe. See "how to cook rice without a rice cooker"*2 Commercial curry roux usually comes in two sizes. The larger packet is about 8 oz (230g) and the smaller packet is about 4 oz (115g) *3 The meat can be replaced with any protein like chicken, beef, pork, prawn, etc. I used chicken for the photos of this post. *4 You need potato about 10 oz (300g) *5 You need carrots about 3.5 oz (100g)*6 Fukshinduke is pickled radish, eggplant, and other vegetables that are commonly used as condiments for Japanese curry rice. You can purchase them in a jar. Rakkyo is also pickled scallion also commonly used as a condiment for Japanese curry rice and this can be purchased in a jar as well.*7 Cooking rice takes time which varies with how you cook it. My rice cooker takes about 40 minutes. So set it first and while the rice is cooking, you can make the curry. *8 Because we don't want to find undissolved chunks of curry roux later.