Wednesday, August 29, 2012

GUEST BLOGGER: Japanese Curry for Two, Please

By Blogger: Abby Tudela

Hi, my name is Abby and I blog at Dirt on the Rocks. I want to thank Lisa for the opportunity to write a guest post for her blog and readers.

If there is one thing that I absolutely love to do, it’s cook. I learned at a very young age that I did not need to spend a ton of money in order to indulge in my favorite meals. One of my favorite comfort food meals is Japanese Curry, and I’m going to share that recipe with you here.

This is a quick and simple recipe that I love to make at home. I used to think that great meals must take so much time and effort. Was I ever wrong! Perhaps you could surprise your special someone with a homemade international meal.

Japanese Curry | Recipe

Japanese curry is delicious. There are many different types of curried recipes out there, but I believe that the Japanese curry would have to be my favorite. The beauty of this recipe is that exact measurements aren’t important, as it really depends on your own personal preference. To make it even simpler, I use a Japanese curry mix that you can find in your local Asian market.


     one box of curry mix (Golden Mix is what I use).
     However, I only use 3-4 cubes depending on how concentrated I want the flavor to be.
     2-3 cups of water, depending on desired thickness of the sauce
     Oil or butter, for sauteeing
     Minced garlic
     Sliced onions
     Mixed vegetables. My go-to veggies are diced potatoes, sliced carrots, zucchini, and cauliflower.
     Optional protein: meat or tofu
     Spices to taste
     Salt and pepper


If you’re using meat, I suggest you boil it down a bit first in order to pick out the fat and have a lower-fat version of this meal.

In a skillet, heat olive oil or butter to medium-high heat. Sauté the vetegables lightly. Next, in a large pot, bring water to a slight simmer, then add your sauteéd vegetables and curry mix cubes. As the cubes dissolve, mix them in with the water. The consistency should be pasty. If necessary, add flour to thicken or water to make thinner.

Bring the water and vegetables to a low boil and mix together. Add desired salt, pepper, and spices and let it simmer for another 9-11 minutes. 

Serve over rice.

Easy enough, right? You don’t need to be a professional chef to get gourmet-style food at home. It’s easy to make, and it’s incredibly delicious. This meal is more than enough for two people and is filling. If you want to spice up your night, this Japanese curry dish will do it. Impress that special someone and make them think you are a pro!

Abby is 23 and a single mother living in Southern California trying to make ends meet. She is a freelance blogger whose clients include, an apartment-finding service for locating downtown Dallas apartments. Abby loves spending time with her son and is constantly learning new things about him as each day passes by. In her blog, Dirt on the Rocks Abby writes about food and life. Like many single moms, Abby finds that her life experiences are both daunting and inspiring, and her blog reflects these experiences.

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  1. It's the first time for me to see a guest blogger here :) Hi! I don't usually add carrots to my curry and I guess looking back I've never had curry with carrots in it. Interesting.

    I actually also made curry from a Japanese cookbook when my boyfriend's mom was teaching me how to cook:

  2. I want some chicken curry, please!