I love katsu curry! It's the perfect mix of gravy and curry.
There are popular packet mixes that you can buy at the supermarket but they usually contain MSG. Many people react after eating foods which contains MSG and don't realise that what they've eaten contained MSG or that MSG is the cause as MSG is often hidden in ingredients lists with sneaky ulterior names. Look out for ingredients that include: monosodium glutamate, flavour enhancer, glutamic acid and look out for the numbers E 620, E 621, E 622, E 623, E 624 and E 625. Also know that MSG isn't actually a food and isn't a flavour either... It's a flavour enhancer. The way it works is by acting like a neurotransmitter and tricks our nervous system into thinking it can taste something. Avoid at all costs!
Anyway, back to this healthy and delicious curry sauce that contains 100% real, whole foods... Adding this sauce to your meals is basically adding more veggies to your plate because that's the majority of what it's made with. Veggies!
- 2 large carrots
- 2 medium potatoes
- 1 red onion
- 4 garlic cloves
- a thumb sized piece of fresh ginger
- 2-3 cups of veggie stock
- 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
- 2 tsp curry powder (check that the ingredients list only contains spices)
- Chop the carrots and potatoes into cubes, finely chop the onion and chop the garlic and ginger into smaller pieces
- Now...if you must, you can sauté the garlic, onion and ginger in a little olive oil but I skip this step completely and add all veggies with 2 cups of stock to a pot, bring to a mild boil and leave for 10-15 minutes or until the potato and carrot are completely soft.
- Once cooked, add to a blender or high speed food processor with the remaining ingredients and blitz until smooth.
- I served this sauce with this simple Tamari Tempeh, this pickled onion recipe, pickled carrots (made with the same liquid as the pickled carrots), cucumber and brown basmati rice.
Ps- The actual amount of stock you’ll need will depend on the size of pot you use, how much water evaporates & it also depends the consistency you prefer. Start with 2 cups & add more as needed.