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Japanese Curry Recipe

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  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 70 minutes
  • Total Time: 95 minutes
  • Yield: 4 people 1x
  • Category: Curry
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Japanese


A sweet Japanese beef curry your entire family will love!


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  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 pound stewing beef, chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 large onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 apple, peeled, finely chopped or grated
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 large carrots (peeled and roughly chopped on the bias)
  • 1 large potato (peeled and roughly chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 4 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1 1//2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 cups water


  1. In a large pot over medium high heat, add 1 tablespoon peanut oil and stewing beef. Cook for 5 minutes or until meat is cooked through. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  2. Lower heat to medium low and in the same pot, add remaining 1 tablespoon peanut oil with onions and cook for about 10 minutes, until onions are translucent and slightly caramelized.
  3. Add garlic, ginger and apple and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add flour and stir for 1 minute.
  5. Add carrots, potatoes, garam masala and curry powder and stir well.
  6. Add the tomato paste, stir well and slowly add red wine and bring to a boil.
  7. Add the sugar, soy sauce and water, stir and bring to a boil again.
  8. Add the beef and lower heat to a simmering boil. Cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  9. Take the lid off and cook for another 30 to 50 minutes, until the curry soup has reduced by a third.
  10. Season with salt and pepper and serve with rice.


This Japanese Curry Recipe will keep refrigerated for up to 5 days.


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 506
  • Sugar: 12.8g
  • Sodium: 583.2mg
  • Fat: 31.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.9g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.1g
  • Fiber: 7.6g
  • Protein: 21.1g
  • Cholesterol: 240.9mg
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