Friday, June 5, 2015

Japanese Beef and Vegetable Curry


I have always loved to cook, but there was a time long before I had got married and had kids when I lived alone and I didn't cook so much. During this time, I loved finding products that would help me make curry dishes so I didn't have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.  I remember the first time I saw Japanese Golden Curry Sauce,  I didn't even know there was such a thing as Japanese curry.  I gave it a try and it was absolutely delicious.  I even entertained my family (major curry eaters) with this curry sauce and they gobbled it up.   So I was very excited when one of my blogging friends, Nami from Just One Cookbook, who is one of my favorite authorities of Japanese cooking did a post on this curry sauce.  She paired it with a boiled egg and it looked beautiful.  Since I am a big curry lover, I  knew it was time I shared the deliciousness of Japanese curry here at Curry and Comfort.

Note: Golden Curry is very easily accessible in most American grocery stores in the international section.  I am not affiliated with this product.  I just personally enjoy it.

1lb of sliced or cubed beef
2-3 potatoes peeled and cut into large cubes
2 carrots cut into chunks
1 onion chopped
2 cups of button mushrooms sliced
1 Tbs grated ginger
2-3 cloves garlic grated
red chili flakes to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 a packet of Golden Curry Cubes (about four large cubes)
3-4 cups of water
1 bell pepper sliced
1 bunch green onion sliced (whites and greens divided)
2-3 Tbs of soy sauce
1 cup frozen peas (optional)
1 cup coconut milk

Garnishes: boiled eggs and green of onion

Season beef with salt and pepper and add to large pot with 1 Tbs of hot canola oil.  Stir fry until beef if starting to brown.  Next add potatoes, carrots, mushrooms onion, and whites of green onion.

Then add garlic, ginger, turmeric, red chili flakes and cubes of Golden Curry Sauce.

Add water, soy sauce and make sure the cubes melt into water.  You will want to make sure the cubes dissolve completely.  When the potatoes start to cook through, add bell pepper and greens of onions (also frozen peas if you wish).

Finish with coconut milk. Taste for salt and seasoning.  Add more soy sauce (to taste) if additional salt is needed.  Serve with hot rice.  and boiled eggs (optional).  Enjoy.

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