Updated: November 06, 2018
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Easy Vegetarian Japanese Curry Recipe!

Have you ever tried Japanese curry? It is an easy dish to make at home and is appreciated by everyone, young and old, because of its comforting taste. If you would like to try the vegetarian version of Japanese curry, this recipe is for you!

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Japanese Curry

Japanese curry was adapted to the Japanese palate and is much milder than Indian or Thai curry. It is even slightly sweet. Japanese curry is a comfort food for many Japanese as it is often a meal eaten at home.

If you want to make the curry from scratch, you can check out the link below for a detailed recipe on how to make the curry from a mix of different spices.

Vegetarian Japanese Curry


-3 of tbsp curry powder (the one you made or store bought)
-2 onions, sliced
-2 carrots, cut into bit-sized pieces
-2 potatoes, cut into bit-sized pieces
-3 tbsp of vegetable oil
-3 cups of vegetable soup stock (can be made from consomme)
-2 tbsp of soy sauce
-2 tbsp of tomato paste
-3 tbsp of butter
-3 tbsp of flour
-salt, to taste


Step 1: Thinly slice the onions and fry them in 2 tbsp of oil in a pot until translucid.
Step 2: Add the curry powder, 1 tbsp of oil. Fry a little more.
Step 3: Add the vegetable broth, soy sauce, tomato paste, potatoes, and carrots. Bring to a boil then a simmer for 15 minutes.
Step 4: In a separate sauce-pan, melt the butter then add the flour to it. Mix together until you achieve a thick paste.
Step 5: Take this paste and incorporate it into your curry pot. Mix well until the paste has blended into the curry and the texture has thickened!
Step 6: Add salt to taste. You can also add Japanese dashi powder, if you have some, for an extra taste of umami!

Voila! Japanese curry is often eaten with white rice as an accompaniment.
*You can add any other vegetable you like, such as pumpkins, lotus roots, mushrooms, okras, etc.


Vegetarian Japanese curry is a very delicious dish and is also very healthy because of all the spices and vegetables inside. It is delicious all year round! Enjoy!

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Lili Wanderlust
I love travelling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.

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