Japanese Chicken Curry recipe

I recently got hooked on Japanese chicken curries. Last night I figured out how to replicate the flavour of the ones I enjoy from the Brisbane CBD (the 300 Queen St Sushi place for $5, or $7 with extra chicken) cheaply and easily, and without the high fat content or high cost of the S&B golden curry blocks.

Mix one tablespoon of curry paste per cup of gravy.

No fancy ingredients necessary. Just the cheapest gravy powder 1.5 tbsp per cup of gravy, and Clive of India curry powder or any standard curry powder will do.

Serve over sautéed chicken and onion on a bed of rice, or if on a diet, a bed of cauliflower rice.

For 1kg of chicken you probably want 3-4 cups of sauce to be generous. And at these prices, you can afford to be generous :-)

If you try it out - let me know what you think :-)


  • +2 votes

    is gravy powder healthy ?

    they have all those weird names on the ingredients label

    • +1 vote

      Woolworths Essentials Traditional Gravy Mix includes just "wheat flour, salt, colour (150c), natural flavouring".


        What is in colour 150c and what is in "natural flavouring"?

        • +21 votes

          When you get down to it, they're all made up of perfectly natural protons and neutrons, orbited by electrons. The protons and neutrons themselves are made up of quarks held together by the appropriately named gluons.

          "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." -Carl Sagan

  • +6 votes

    If you try it out - let me know what you think :-)

    What if we don't enjoy it , will your fragile ego be able to handle it?😜

    Edit: This is the recipe we use and the kids love it:

    1 tsp. cooking oil
    1 onion, finely chopped
    2 1/2 cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and grated ( or paste)
    2 garlic cloves, crushed (or paste)
    1 tbsp. medium curry powder
    2 tbsp. plain flour
    500 ml chicken stock
    1 tbsp. soy sauce
    2 tsp. honey

    Heat oil in a saucepan and fry onion over medium heat for 5 min to soften and start to turn golden.
    Add ginger and garlic and cook for a further min, then stir in curry powder and flour. Cook for 1min, then gradually add stock to avoid lumps forming. Add soy sauce and honey. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10-15min to reduce until thickened. Blitz in a blender to make a smoother sauce, if you like.

    Yours has a lot less steps. Will give yours a go one of these days.

  • +1 vote

    Eat Japanese curry with Lao Gan Ma chili, you will thank me.

  • +8 votes

    S&B brand Golden Curry (made in Japan) available at Coles, Woolworths etc. is about as a genuine ready made Japanese Chicken Curry you will find in Australia

  • +1 vote

    if you want to make it healthy, why not try making it from scratch?


    No fancy ingredients necessary

    No healthy ones either.


    Edit: **already mentioned

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