I've been eating Japanese curry from restaurant in Mr's apartment.
Which I think Japanese curry is totally different with any South Asian curry (Indian, Srilankan, Bengali, Mamak). Japanese curry is softer, sweeter and lighter. No greasy taste after the meal, I guess because they use flour to thicken the sauce instead of coconut milk.
Japanese curry is milder, sweeter, and usually served as a gravy.
An "Animal" protein will cook separately either deep fried or baked.
Tired with queue and watching the huge portion of take away food.
Yes, take out food nowadays always came in the jumbo size portion which totally not fair.
Want not-throw not..??
Force me to look for the recipe to cook my own so that I could adjust the portion. And hey... Save money... (ha ha, not for this curry) the cost of cooking is higher than take away..!
Making Japanese curry is actually easier than making Indian curry,
but more ingredient needed. I adopt the recipe from here but then I found it too complicated, and the amount of butter and oil scared me out ($$$$, Kcal, run, hungry, &%^^$##@)
Here is my own version which the results are still have same taste...
1 potato, peel and cubed
1 carrot, peel and cubed
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp cooking oil
2 cups water
1 tbs flour
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp ketchup
1 tbs mild curry powder (I use maharajah brand)
1. Heat cooking oil, and add in onion. Stir fried until onion soft and fragrant, add in garlic, stir in
1 minutes. Add in curry powder, stir a bit 9about 20 second..? I guess).
2. Add in cubed potatoes, carrot and water, cover the lid. Boil until potato is cooked.
3. Add Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, salt and pepper.
4. Mix the flour with a bit of water, and put into the curry. Stir well otherwise it will lumped.
5. Stir in frozen peas, leave it for a couple minutes.
After all thick, nice and cooked, served with steam rice and fried breaded chicken (or anything you like)
Cooking is not difficult, eh...
It just need a bit effort and habbit
and I got plenty left over to share with the officemates tomorrow :)