Curry dishes are among some of the most popular dishes in Japan, and indeed a firm favourite of children. Thicker and somewhat milder in flavour than other curries found around the world, many Japanese kids are happy with just the sauce on rice, but it is often served with chicken, beef or vegetables.
Obviously, children in Japan prefer the milder varieties (as there are several spice intensities available), and Mums find this an extremely convenient family dish to prepare what with a good number of brands (like Glico and S&B) in the market which offer these curry sauces or roux ready-made and need hardly any preparation save the addition of a meat or veg.
Heres a traditional Japanese curry sauce recipe :
* 1 tbsp curry powder
* 2 onion
* 2 tbsps flour
* 3 cups water
* 2 cubes soup bouillon
* 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
* 1 tsp grated garlic
* 1/2 tsp garam masala
* 2 tbsps butter
Heat water in a pan and add soup bouillon to make soup. Slice onion thinly. Heat butter in a pan and saute onion slices slowly until they are brown for 15-20 minutes. Add garlic and ginger in the pan and saute well.
Add flour and curry powder and saute over low heat. Pour soup in the pan little by little, stirring quickly. Simmer the curry roux until thickened, and add garam masala at last.
[tags]Japanese kids, Japanese Curry[/tags]