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Chicken Katsu Curry With Jasmine Rice

Chicken Katsu Curry With Jasmine Rice

Chicken Katsu Curry is a restaurant favourite and it’s so easy to make at home. With a combination for crispy chicken, a rich sauce and Jasmine rice, it will take your tastebuds on a journey!

  • 31 - 60 Minutes
  • Medium
  • 2




For the rice

  • 120g Tilda Jasmine Rice
  • 300ml water

For the curry

  • 3-4 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 100g onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • ½ tbsp curry powder
  • ½ tbsp turmeric
  • ½ tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 250 ml chicken stock

For the chicken

  • 2 Skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 tbsp Flour
  • 1 egg
  • 50g panko breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying

How to make Chicken Katsu Curry With Jasmine Rice

  1. Add rice and water to a pan and cook according to packet instructions.

  2. Meanwhile add oil to another pan over a medium heat. Cook until onions have softened (for around 5-7 mins)

  3. Next add the garlic and flour and stir for 1 min.

  4. Then add the curry powder, turmeric, brown sugar, soy sauce and chicken stock.

  5. Stir for a few mins until well combined and then lower the heat. Cook for another 10 mins.

  6. Once cooked, use a handheld blender to blend the curry until smooth and creamy.

  7. While the curry is cooking, coat the chicken breast in flour, then egg, then panko breadcrumbs. Shallow fry on medium to high heat until cooked through and golden (for around 4-5mins).

  8. Slice chicken, pour over curry and serve with rice.

What is katsu curry?

Katsu curry is a popular Japanese dish that consists of deep-fried breaded meat (usually chicken or pork) served with a rich, warmly spiced curry sauce.

Is katsu curry spicy?

Katsu curry can vary in terms of spiciness depending on the recipe or your personal preference. Some versions may be milder, while others can be more spicy.

What to serve with katsu curry?

Katsu curry is typically served with a variety of sides such as steamed rice or shredded cabbage. It can also be accompanied by pickled vegetables or a simple salad.

Where is katsu curry from?

Katsu curry originated in Japan in the late 1800s and has become a well-loved dish both within the country and internationally.

Does katsu curry have nuts?

Traditional katsu curry does not typically contain nuts. However, it’s always best to check the specific recipe, read any packaging or inquire about the ingredients if you have any concerns about nut allergies.

What rice with katsu curry?

Katsu curry is commonly served with steamed Japanese short-grain rice, such as Koshihikari or Calrose rice. These rice varieties have a sticky texture that complements the curry dish, but you can use any plain steamed rice.

Can you freeze katsu curry sauce?

Yes, you can freeze katsu curry sauce. Once you’ve cooked the sauce and let it cool, it’s recommended to store the curry in airtight containers or freezer bags for best results for up to 3 months.

Is katsu curry dairy-free?

Katsu curry can be dairy-free depending on the recipe. The curry sauce is often made with a combination of spices, vegetables, and stock but some variations may incorporate dairy products such as butter or cream. If you have specific dietary requirements, it’s best to check the ingredients or prepare them at home using dairy-free alternatives.

Is katsu curry gluten-free?

Katsu curry can be made gluten-free by using gluten-free breadcrumbs or flour for the breading and ensuring that the curry sauce does not contain any gluten-containing ingredients. However, when dining out or purchasing pre-made katsu curry, it’s important to check the specific ingredients and preparation methods to confirm if it is gluten-free.