Saturday, September 26, 2009

Kare Raisu : カレーライス

There're many kinds of red curries I used to cook. One of them is Kare Raisu (Japanese curry with rice) and it's my favorite. It tastes somehow milder and a bit sweeter than typically Thai red curry. Easy to cook but really delicious. By the way, if you are a vegetarian just leave out the meat and add more vegetables.

  • 300 g chicken breast/beef/lamb/pork
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 50 g apple (about 1/2 apple)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 200 g potatoes
  • 1-2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 650 ml water
  • 60g curry sauce mix (approx. 3 cubes)
Cut the meat into large cubes. Peel an onion, carrot and potatoes, then cut into large cubes. Peel apple and cut into smal cubes. Cut bell pepper in long strips.

Heat vegaetable oil in a pan on medium heat. When the oil is hot, put cubed meat in a pan and fry approximately 3 minutes or until light brown. Take the fried meat out from the pan and put in a pot.

Stir fry all vegetables in the pan about 2 minutes. Shortly stir in apple cubes and add into a pot. Heat on medium heat and add water. Cover the pot and bring to boil, then turn to low heat and simmer about 30-45 minutes or until meat is tender.

Break the curry cubes into small pieces and add into the mixture. Constantly stir until completely melted. Continute simmering about 5 minutes under permanent stirring.

Serve hot with rice or Tonkatsu. This curry tastes even better if you cook in the morning and eat for dinner or cook in the evening and eat in the next day. You only have to warm before serving.

Isn't it easy to cook Kare? If you're curry's fan, you really have to try it yourself.

1 comment:

  1. Great looking recipe - if you like mild sweet curries. If I made this I'm almost certain I'd add in an extra spice ingredient to kick it up a bit.