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Homemade Japanese Curry – Recipe with and without a pill!

23 mayo, 2021

Curry is a very popular dish in Japan that is prepared with chicken or beef and is accompanied by rice. Today, curry is used to make a multitude of dishes and is widespread throughout the world. It is a mixture of spices typical of Indian gastronomy, although its composition usually varies according to the country. Curry can be found in pills, cream and powder, the latter being the easiest presentation to get.

To make this Japanese curry recipe we will use garam masala or harissa, which is precisely a mixture of spices that includes curry. It is a very good cream and it is very simple to prepare. However, you should know that in specialized stores and some supermarkets they sell Japanese curry pills, also made with various spices. If you get them, it is preferable that you use it to obtain a more authentic flavor. Now, if you can find it, garam masala is an excellent alternative. Keep reading and discover in Free Recipes how to make japanese curry.

4 diners
1h 30m
Main dish
Medium difficulty

Ingredients to make Japanese Curry:

How to make Japanese Curry:


Wash the vegetables and cut them in pieces. The beans can be cut into small pieces or strips. Clean the chicken breasts and cut them into small squares.

Japanese Curry Recipe - Step 1


Put a frying pan with a jet of oil over medium heat and add the onion when it’s hot. Sauté it for a couple of minutes, add the chicken and brown it.

Japanese Curry Recipe - Step 2


Make the curry sauce. To do this, put the butter in a pan, when it is melted add the flour and stir as if you were making a béchamel.

Japanese Curry Recipe - Step 3


Add the two tablespoons of harissa or garam masala, Stir to mix well and add water until it is like a thick cream. This is the way to make Japanese curry without a pill. Now if you can find japanese curry pills, we recommend you add some 20 grams, try and decide if you add a little more.

Japanese Curry Recipe - Step 4


Add the vegetables to the casserole where you have the chicken, cover everything with the chicken broth and a little water and cook for about 10 minutes. Add the curry paste and mix. You can put all or half if you don’t like it very strong.

Japanese Curry Recipe - Step 5


Sauté the mushrooms in a separate frying pan with a little oil. When done, add them to the casserole with the chicken.

Japanese Curry Recipe - Step 6


Let everything cook together a few 15-20 minutes. Add more water if necessary or if the sauce is too thick. Taste it for flavor and if it is strong add water.

Japanese Curry Recipe - Step 7


Cook the rice to accompany the Japanese curry. You can use bomba or elongated rice. Remove when cooked and drain.

Japanese Curry Recipe - Step 8


Once the chicken is tender and the sauce is ready, turn off the heat and serve the dish with some cooked rice. Ready your japanese curry recipe! As you can see, you can make it with a pill or without a pill, since nowadays we can find alternatives that allow us to enjoy all the flavor of this dish.

Japanese Curry Recipe - Step 9

If you liked the recipe for Japanese curry, we suggest you enter our Chicken Recipes category. You can also visit a selection of the best Japanese recipes.

More ideas to accompany Japanese curry

The Japanese curry recipe can be served with many more sides. You can take advantage of and elaborate other Japanese recipes to serve a complete menu, such as the following:

And for dessert, how about Japanese cake?