I just recently tried making this stuff. You
see, I hate hot, spicy food, so my memories
of curry include only inedible meals. Why should I bother
with something I won't be able to eat? But I've heard
of mild curry, and I finally overcame my aversion to
the C-word and tried it. And... it was edible. Tasty,
even, though it had an echo of the flavor I remember
from those long-ago awful dinners.
Anyway, the recipe for the batch I cooked up was
quite similar to yakiudon.
Just remove the noodles and add the curry stuff according
to the instructions on the package. So, here's what
I made. Of course, when you make feel free to add and
subtract ingredients according to whatever you like
and have on hand.
A package of curry stuff with instructions. Mine
came in a big bar.
2 tbsp of cooking oil
chicken breast, cut up into bite-sized pieces
onion, cut up as you like it
of broccoli, cut into florets and stem coins
average carrot, peeled and cut into coins
squash, cut into thick coins
a handful of button
mushrooms, cut into quarters if large
Heat the oil in a wok or skillet to medium high
and stir-fry the onion and chicken until the chicken
changes color. Add the carrots and broccoli (and any
other "hard" ingredients you may add) and
stir-fry for about 10 minutes, until the broccoli turns
bright green. Then add the softer ingredients and stir-fry
some more, in my case about 5 minutes. (I'd have
cooked it a little longer except for the following boiling-water
step.) Finally, add the curry stuff according to the
instructions on the package, which involved chucking
in some water, bringing it to a boil, then adding the
curry bar and stir-simmering it until it was dissolved
and had formed a thick sauce. I added the peas at the
same time as the curry, to keep them from getting overcooked
Serve over rice. Or noodles, or whatever you feel
like serving it with.
fun variation on this is yakisoba
curry. You can cook it as curry plus soba noodles,
adding the noodles when the sauce starts to thicken,
or as yakisoba with curry
sauce, just adding the curry before adding the noodles.
Same thing either way, and it turned out quite good.