As I've mentioned previously storebought curry cubes is very convenient as you just need to add in couples of the cubes into a pot of water and cook with the rest of ingredients. Unlike homemade curry cubes, you still need a few ingredients to get it done. Do not worry is not that tedious at all! :D The other 2 important magic ingredients are Fuji apples & honey!! Yes to sweeten the curry and to mellow down the spiciness :D I've actually increase the apples to 2 quantity instead of using only one. Overall the taste and consistency of the curry is on par with the storebought version one :D Why not try homemade some Japanese curry cubes, am sure you will like it as much as I do! ^.*
- 300gm chicken breast, cut into small cube
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 large onions, cut into cubes
- 200gm carrots, cut into cubes
- 2 russet potato, cut into cubes
- 4 cups chicken stock (or use 1.5 cubes chicken stock cube with same amount of water & omit salt in the recipe)
- 2 Fuji apples, peeled and cored
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 1 batch Homemade Japanese Curry Roux
- 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce, or to taste
- Marinate chicken breast cubes with curry powder and salt for at least 30mins.
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in a medium pot. Add in garlic & onions, saute over low heat for 5 mins until onions is soft & translucent.
- Add in chicken cubes and cook till meat is opaque.
- Add in carrots and stir fry for another 1 min.
- Add in stock or water and bring to boil.
- While waiting for the water to boil, coarsely grate the apples over the mixture. Add in honey and salt if using. Simmer, uncovered, for 10mins, stirring occasionally.
- Add in potatoes and simmer for another 10mins until the potatoes for tender.
- Ladle some hot liquid from the pot and mix with the homemade curry roux. Stir till the mixture is well dissolved and smooth.
- Add the roux paste back into the pot and stir to combine. Add in soy sauce to taste if necessary. Cook over low heat, 10-15 mins till curry thickens. Serve with warm rice.
The kids love this teddy bear to bits! :D Idea inspired from Pinterest :D
I've used cooled Calrose rice which is more starchy than normal long grain rice, easier to mould into any shapes you desired :D