I was actually only introduced to the world of katsu curry when I tried the Tesco freefrom ready meal version and I was immediately sold! I love crispy chicken, so this along with curry sauce is pretty much a perfect dinner for me! My only issue was that I found the Tesco version a bit too spicy (I struggle a bit when it comes to spice – my tummy isn’t the biggest fan!) so I decided to try making my own! I was so impressed at how quick and easy this was! And uses up lots of stuff I’d have in the house anyway! This recipe serves 2.
1 tbsp. oil
1 onion (chopped)
1 garlic clove
1 carrot (chopped)
1 red pepper (chopped)
1 1/2 tbsp. gluten free plain flour blend
1/2 tbsp. mild curry powder
1/2 tsp. garam masala
500ml gluten free chicken stock
1 tsp. tomato puree
1 tsp. agave syrup
1 tbsp. tamari
1 bay leaf
Heat the oil in a small pan. Add the onion and garlic and fry for a few minutes until they start to brown. Then add the carrots and peppers and a splash of water and cook gently for 10 minutes (lid on) until the vegetables begin to soften.
Stir in the flour, curry powder, garam masala and tomato puree then slowly add the stock, stirring to ensure the sauce doesn’t go lumpy. Add the agave syrup, soy sauce and bay leaf, bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes.
Once the sauce is finished, you can either serve as is or blitz to create a smooth sauce (I prefer it nice and smooth!).
Serve with crispy chicken, rice and vegetables of choice!
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