How to make it

  • In a large pot, heat 2 Tbsp of vegetable oil. Saute onion and garlic until softened.
  • Add the ground beef and cook until it is no longer pink.
  • Add the carrots and potatoes, stir a few times, and then add the water and boullion.
  • Bring to a boil, and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • While the meat is cooking, make a roux out of the remaining 3 Tbsp oil and the flour: heat oil in a medium skillet until shimmering. Over low-medium heat, add flour and stir, cooking until the flour is blended and takes on a pale golden hue.
  • Add curry powder and chili powder, using the back of the spatula to blend it into the roux. The mixture will be powdery and dry.
  • Take 1/2 C of the hot liquid from the meat pot and slowly add it to the curry-roux mixture, stiring constantly to form a smooth paste.
  • By spoonfuls, add the curry paste back to the beef mixture, stirring to dissolve.
  • Add salt.
  • Simmer the curry for 20-30 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and the beef and vegetables are tender.
  • While curry is finishing up, bring rice and water to a boil in a pot, immediately reduce heat to low, cover the pot with its lid, and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Serve curry with rice in shallow bowls. There should be approximately twice as much curry as rice in the bowl.
  • Notes:
  • 1) Curry mixes vary in ingredients and intensity, so adjust the spices accordingly.
  • 2) Like a stew, there should be a lot of sauce, so if the curry is too dry, add more water.

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    " It was excellent "
    mommabaker ate it and said...
    This is amazing! My family absolutely loves this dish!!!!!
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  • jimmy2027 7 years ago
    I followed the recipe, but the curry still turned out to be liquidy... i was sure that i only added 4 cups of water and 2 chicken broth to replace the cube.
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    " It was excellent "
    Madby3 ate it and said...
    Easy and Delicious. Just like the packet sauce we usually use but ran out of. Won't need that anymore. I put in one teaspoon of cayenne pepper to get the heat we love and 3/4 tspn sugar . I made it without meat and served it over crumbed pork cutlets and rice...
    The best, thank you.
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    " It was excellent "
    Cheftom123 ate it and said...
    This was THE BEST japanese curry ever. i substituted lean ground turkey instead of ground beef, i added in peas, and i used garlic powder and onion powder instead of onions and garlic. it came out AMAZING.
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  • demonvampire180 10 years ago
    I really, really enjoyed this. I've never had curry before and so this was my first time. It was delicious! But of course I like mine spicier, so I added extra chili powder but other than that, this recipe is perfect. It's good for people who are making it for their first time, too!
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  • vegheadsweetie 11 years ago
    I had to play with the recipe a bit, to take the meat out of it. But I loved it! Thanks for putting it up!
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    " It was excellent "
    eri ate it and said...
    I made this recipe awhile ago and I've made it many times since. My family loved it! c: But since I am not to fond of eating red meat I used chicken breast instead of the ground beef.
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    " It was excellent "
    summerhillie ate it and said...
    Just made it and it turned out great and just as I remembered. So good that I almost polished off the whole batch by myself! Thanks for sharing.
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  • kaitensatsuma 12 years ago
    I was wondering if it is possible to replace the two bullion cubes of stock with simply two cups of stock? (Removing two or three cups of water from the main mix of course, too much liquid, right?)

    and maybe tossing in a bit of basil and cilantro, its either a sweet dish or a spicy one, so I though that might fit for the former
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  • rrooster 12 years ago
    Sounds good. I'll give it a try, see if my Korean gf likes it.
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  • rukiamich 12 years ago
    Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.. will be trying it out soon..
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  • maggiehc 12 years ago
    Thanks! I was looking for a recipe for Japanese style curry to replace the pre-mixed stuff.
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  • holly42 12 years ago
    There is a place in Denver called Domos that serves country Japanese food. They have the best curry I have ever had and I am not a big fan of curry. This looks similar to what I was thinking was in it so I am going to give it a try as soon as I can. I will let you know how it turns out. However if you are ever in Denver look up Domos, I am sure you would like it.
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  • dustyrose33 12 years ago
    You are making me so homesick for Japan! :-) My family was stationed on Okinawa for 4 years. I have been missing their yummy Curry, yummy Yakisoba and the beauty of the island. I'm making this recipe tonight, it is just what I was looking for. Thanks a bunch!
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  • fortuna 13 years ago
    I love this too! I was in Japan for about one month and I could not get enough curry or yakisoba which is considered by some junk food. I love it. I miss the noodle houses and sushi bars what great food Japan has ! Thanks for posting one of my favorites!
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