A love of Japan is in my family and my blood. Having visited three times, and planning more trips, I have a real love for the people and of course, the food.
As seafood and meat are a big part of Japanese cuisine, I like looking for ways to enjoy Japanese dishes with a vegetarian spin. An old cookbook I discovered at my Uncle’s house over the holidays The Vegetarian Table: Japan is certainly good inspiration for future makes.
Katsu curry – a popular dish in Japan – is a mild thick curry, usually served with vegetables and chicken or pork schnitzel. I’ve got a sneaky veg version that’s made with just a few goodies from your pantry and freezer.
This cheat version takes the hassle out of cooking with the use Japanese Golden Curry, your favourite veg schnitzel, frozen stir fry vegetables and rice. This super simple dish has become a favourite of mine as it’s an easy way to enjoy a hearty, meat-free taste of Japan.
Tip: Golden Curry is already portioned, you simply dissolve with hot water and add the vegetables to it. Make the curry as thick or runny as you like by adding a little water at a time to get your preferred consistency.
- 1 block of Golden Curry
- 2 vegetarian schnitzels or fillets
- 1 cup frozen stir fry vegetables
- Cooked rice
- Cook the schnitzels or fillets as instructed. Cut into slices and set aside.
- Heat up a pan and cook the frozen vegetables.
- Add the Golden Curry block, ½ cup of boiling water and stir to dissolve the curry block. If the sauce becomes too thick, add a little more water.
- To serve add hot rice to a bowl and place the schnitzel pieces on top. Cover with the curry and vegetables and serve immediately.
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