I tried a few recipes before this and you guys finally this one tasted just how I wanted with the right flavours and texture. Like all recipes anything homemade is always the best and im sure once you try this one, you will never get the ready made Japanese curry cubes again.
I made a simple fried drumstick to go with this dish instead of a chicken katsu and it tasted amazing with that extra crunchy coating and yummy curry on the side.
So for all you Japanese curry lovers like me here is the best ever recipe for Japanese Curry from Scratch made in your own kitchen without stabilizers and preservatives
Do make extra and store in ice cube trays for later use.
I cannot promise you the exact aroma, flavour and texture if you skip any of the ingredient's listed.
Even skipping the wine will make a huge difference, all the ingredient's listed will make the curry taste exactly store brought and except you no one can tell it is homemade curry roux.
This recipe is the spicy Japanese curry version.
After 2/3 min add the ginger and garlic paste. Cook on low for 5 min.
Saute on low heat for 2/3 min.
Make sure the spices don't burn. Saute continuously to cook the spices and remove the raw taste, this step is very important.
Add in the chicken cube and red wine at this stage.
Stir so no lumps are formed.
Make sure the flour is well mixed in and the curry is lump free.
Add in the carrots, potatoes and bay leaf. Add in another cup of water and cook covered for 10 min.
If the curry is way too thick add more water.
Cover and cook a bit more if the veggies are not cooked.
The carrot and potato must be soft but not mushy. Keep a close eye on that.
Now your done, plate up guys and serve with steamed rice.
Follow the steps from 1 to 4.
Once you add the wine and chicken cube add in the bay leaf and bring to a boil.
Now cool it and add into ice trays, freeze and then store in a zip log for later use.
All you need to do is, boil water add the curry cubes, the veggies or meat and you have a quick curry ready. For a dark curry colour, brown the onions a bit more, really easy right?
Try it guys, this homemade Japanese curry roux made from scratch is the bomb.