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Vegan Katsu Curry

Updated: Apr 29

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Vegan Katsu Curry

It's dinner o'clock and this Vegan Tofu Katsu Curry Bowl is the star of the evening!

Who says comfort food can't be healthy and plant-based? Today, we're embarking on a culinary journey to Japan with a hearty bowl of tofu katsu curry, crispy tofu nestled on a bed of fluffy rice, smothered in a warming curry sauce and accompanied by a vibrant array of shredded veggies. This bowl is a perfect balance of textures, flavours, and nutrition that will satisfy both your palate and your soul.



Serves: 4

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 60 minutes



- 400g firm tofu

- 100g plain flour

- 2 tbsp cornstarch

- 200g panko breadcrumbs

- 300g rice

- 4 tbsp vegetable oil

- For the curry sauce:

- 1 onion, chopped

- 2 garlic cloves, minced

- 1 tbsp curry powder

- 1 tbsp soy sauce

- 400ml vegetable broth

- 1 tbsp cornflour

- For the salad:

- 1/2 head of lettuce, shredded

- 1/4 head of red cabbage, shredded

- 1/4 head of white cabbage, shredded

- 2 carrots, shredded

- 4 radishes, sliced

- 1 cucumber, sliced



1. Prepare your tofu by pressing it to remove excess moisture. Cut into thick slices.

2. In a shallow dish, mix the flour with the cornstarch. Dredge each tofu slice in the flour mixture, then dip in a bowl of water, and finally coat with the breadcrumbs.

3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan and fry the tofu slices until golden brown. Set aside on kitchen paper to drain excess oil.

4. For the curry sauce, sauté the onion and garlic until soft. Add the curry powder, stirring until fragrant. Pour in the soy sauce and vegetable broth. Bring to a simmer.

5. Mix the cornflour with a little water to form a paste, then stir into the curry sauce. Cook until the sauce has thickened.

6. Cook the rice according to package instructions.

7. Assemble your bowl by placing a serving of rice, followed by a couple of tofu slices. Drizzle the curry sauce over the tofu. Arrange your shredded salad around the edges of the bowl.


Additional Tips:

If you'd like an extra crunch, you can sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds on top of the tofu before serving.

Accompany your bowl with a side of pickled ginger for a refreshing touch.


Allergy information / alternatives:

For a gluten-free version, use gluten-free breadcrumbs and flour.


Nutritional Information (per serving):

- Calories: 620 kcal

- Protein: 25g

- Carbs: 82g

- Fat: 20g

- Fibre: 8g

- Sugars: 8g

Note: The nutritional information provided is approximate and may vary based on the specific ingredients used and their proportions.

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