Restaurant-Style Golden Curry In Minutes

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Craving a delicious and comforting meal that’s easy to prepare? Look no further than Golden Curry, a Japanese curry dish that’s become a worldwide favorite. This recipe offers a simple yet flavorful version perfect for busy weeknights.


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1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces (can be substituted with other protein like tofu or lentils)
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (13.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can coconut milk (full-fat or light)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Cooked rice, for serving

  • Instructions:

    1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another minute, until fragrant.

    2. Add the chicken pieces to the pot and cook until browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes. Season with curry powder, ground ginger, and turmeric powder. Cook for another minute, stirring constantly, to toast the spices.

    3. Pour in the chicken broth, diced tomatoes with their juices, and coconut milk. Stir in soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, and Worcestershire sauce (if using). Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened slightly. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

    4. Serve the Golden Curry over cooked rice. Enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts:

    (Note: This is an approximate nutritional breakdown per serving and can vary depending on the specific ingredients used)

    Calories: 450-500

  • Fat: 20-25g
  • Saturated Fat: 10-15g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Sodium: 800mg (can be adjusted by using low-sodium soy sauce and broth)
  • Carbohydrates: 40-50g
  • Fiber: 5-7g
  • Protein: 30-35g

  • Conclusion

    Golden Curry is a versatile dish that can be easily customized to your preferences. Try adding different vegetables like carrots, potatoes, or bell peppers for extra flavor and nutrients. You can also adjust the spice level by adding more or less curry powder. With its rich and flavorful sauce, Golden Curry is sure to become a regular go-to meal in your household.


    1. What can I substitute for chicken in this recipe?

    You can easily replace chicken with other protein sources like tofu, lentils, chickpeas, or even shrimp. Simply adjust the cooking time based on the chosen protein.

    2. Can I make this recipe vegetarian?

    Absolutely! Omit the chicken and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. Additionally, you can add a variety of vegetables to increase the heartiness of the dish.

    3. How can I make the curry spicier?

    Start with the recommended amount of curry powder and then add more to taste. You can also add a pinch of red pepper flakes or chopped fresh chilies for extra heat.

    4. How long will leftover Golden Curry last in the refrigerator?

    Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop over low heat until warmed through.

    5. Can I freeze Golden Curry?

    Yes, you can freeze Golden Curry for up to 3 months. Allow the curry to cool completely before transferring it to a freezer-safe container. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.