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Japanese Curry Rice with Garam Masala Spice

September 19, 2016

Japanese Curry Rice with Garam Masala Spice

Make your taste buds sing with joy with this Japanese Curry Rice with Garam Masala Spice. Savor the wonderful flavors and experience a truly delightful meal!

Serves 4


For the roux

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons Garam Masala spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (add less if you want it mild or more if you want it spicy)
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoons ketchup (or tomato paste)
  • 1 tablespoons tonkatsu sauce (or Worcestershire sauce)

For the curry

  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 2 large onions sliced thin
  • 2 pounds chicken thighs cleaned and cut into chunks (you could also use beef, shrimp, or tofu)
  • 2 carrots cut into chunks
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 large yukon gold potatoes cut into large chunks
  • 1 small apple peeled cored and pureed (I use a Microplane)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt (use less if you use regular salt)
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala spice
  • 1/2 cup peas



  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium low heat and add the onions. Sauté the onions until they are golden brown and caramelized (about 30 minutes). Turn up the heat to high, add the chicken, and brown.
  2. Add the carrots and the water, then bring to a boil. Skim off any foam or oil that accumulates at the surface then lower heat to medium and add the potatoes, puréed apple, salt, and Garam Masala. Simmer for about 30 minutes or until you can pass a fork through the carrots and potatoes and the meat is tender.
  3. For the roux, melt the butter over medium low heat. Add the flour and Garam Masala, stirring until you have a thick paste. Add the cayenne pepper and some fresh ground black pepper and incorporate into the roux. Add the ketchup and tonkatsu sauce and combine. Continue to cook until the paste starts crumbling. Remove from heat and set aside until the meat and veggies are ready.
  4. To make the curry, just ladle about 2 cups of liquid into the roux then whisk until it's smooth. Pour this mixture back into the other pot and gently stir until thickened. Add the peas and heat through.
  5. Serve over rice or noodles.


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Source: Seriouseats


Photo Credit to: Seriouseats

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