Tofu Katsu Curry

331 co2 591 kcal

Add a delicious crispy tofu to your new favorite Japanese Katsu curry recipe!


2-3 large portions

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  • Curry Sauce

  • 1

    purple onion

  • 5

    cloves of garlic

  • 2


    curry powder

  • 0.5


    turmeric powder

  • 0.5


    garam masala

  • 1


    maple syrup

  • 3


    soy sauce

  • 550


    vegetable stock

  • 1


    tomato puree

  • 4 small potatoes chopped and cooked with no skins

  • 65


    baby carrots

  • Tofu

  • 500



  • 3



  • 175



  • salt

  • black pepper

  • cayenne pepper

  • coriander, parsley, or seaweed for garnish

  • vegetable oil


First, start by making the sauce

  1. Heat up a frying pan with some oil and put in the chopped onion and garlic.
  2. Add in the spices and cook till fragrant for about 3 minutes.
  3. Next, add the maple syrup, soy sauce, tomato puree, and vegetable stock to the pan, and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Pour your sauce into a hand blender or regular blender, and blend all until smooth.
  5. Put it back into the pan and add the chopped cooked potatoes and carrots into the sauce, and let it cook on low heat for another 5-10 minutes.
  6. Place the flour, milk, and breadcrumbs into 3 separate bowls – this is for the dipping part of the tofu.

Next make the tofu

  1. Pat the tofu dry and cut the tofu into 1-inch rectangular slices. 
  2. Season the breadcrumbs with some salt and pepper. Place the tofu into the flour first, then milk, and then the breadcrumbs and coat them well each time. Shake off any excess breadcrumbs.
  3. In a frying pan, add 3 tbs of oil, place the breaded tofu and fry on each side for about 2 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

Once done, serve with jasmine rice and the sauce on the side of the plate. Sprinkle some coriander or parsley, or seaweed on top for garnish!

Did you know that curry was introduced to the Japanese by the British during the Meiji era (1868–1912)?

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