Monday, February 7, 2011

Japanese recipe: Easy Curry Bread

You may have never thought, but the breads in Japan are amazingly good.
There are sooooo many kinds of breads in Japan such as Melon-pan, Cream pan(Custard Cream bread), An pan(Sweet bean bread), Kare pan(Currey bread), Yakisoba pan(Fried noodles bread), Korokke pan(croquette bread).......I can name it endlessly.

One of the Japanese favorite breads is Curry Bread(Kare-pan) which has Japanese curry paste inside and the dough is deep-fried to golden brown. It's crunchy and crispy outside but the dough inside is soft and chewy. The curry paste inside goes really well with the dough too.

Since I had leftover curry that I made on the other day, I wanted to make something different with it, but making bread dough is time consuming...

Thinking ....


Oh! I have pita breads!

I was not sure how this would turn out, but I filled the curry paste into a pita bread, breaded, and deep-fried.

And, this is the fried pita curry bread.
It just looks like the Curry bread I buy in Japan!

It tasted great too! It's easy, tasty, and it makes an amazing change from an ordinary curry.
If you have leftover curry, give it a try!

Japanese recipe: Fried Pita Curry Bread

*2 curry breads

  • 1 Pitabread (cut in half)
  • 7oz Curry (paste)(200g) *adjust the amount depending on the size and the thickness of bread
  • 1/2 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Milk (60ml)
  • Panko(bread crumbs)
  • Vegetable oil (for frying) 
 *Use a thick curry paste. If you have lots of vegetables in curry, mash them to make curry thicker. You can also add boiled and mashed potatoes or thicken curry with corn starch.

  1. Cut a pita bread in half and open the inside.
  2. Fill the curry paste in pita breads(make some room for the ends to seal) and seal it by pressing the bread together with fingers(wet with water if necessary) *Don't worry to much about sealing the bread tight. If the curry paste is not runny, it will not come out easily when frying.
  3. In a shallow bowl, add milk and egg and mix well.
  4. Dip the pita bread in 3. and cover with bread crumbs.
  5. Wrap 4. to let bread crumbs stick to the pita breads for about 10mins.
  6. Fill 1/4 inch of vegetable oil to the pan and deep-fry the pita breads both sides for total of about 7mins or until pita breads becomes golden brown.

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