Japanese Vegetable Curry

INGREDIENTS

1 cup lentils
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 inch ginger, minced
1 yellow onion, diced
2 tbsp RawSpiceBar’s Japanese Curry
3 cups chicken stock
3 cup carrots, diced
1 apple, diced
1 tbsp tomato paste
Salt, to taste
2 sweet potatoes, diced
2 cup green peas

For roux:
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp flour

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a heavy bottomed pot over medium-high heat until hot and add onion and let cook, 4-5 minutes until translucent.  Add ginger, garlic and RawSpiceBar's Japanese Curry Powder and stir, 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add carrots, apple, tomato paste and salt to taste.  Stir and let brown, 5-6 minutes.  Add stock, lentils and potatoes and bring to a boil over high heat and then reduce the heat. Cover and simmer, 30-40 minutes, until potatoes are tender.
  3. In the meantime, make the roux by adding the butter and flour to a small saucepan over medium heat. Use a spatula to stir constantly until the bubbling subsides and the roux is a light brown color.
  4. When the potatoes & lentils are tender, taste and adjust salt to taste. Finish the curry by stirring in the roux and green peas and bringing to a boil to thicken the sauce.
  5. Serve with hot rice, or on top of a bowl of udon.

 

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