Japanese Vegetable Curry

Japanese Vegetable Curry recipe from weelicious.com

There’s nothing I enjoy more than a big bowl of cooked vegetables over quinoa or rice. I’m not particular about what vegetables are included or even how they’re prepared either. The veggies can be sautéed baby bok choy, a mix cooked into a Moroccan dish like tagine or roasted with maple syrup to naturally sweeten them up!

Japanese Vegetable Curry recipe from weelicious.com

I feel like I always have a surplus of carrots, green beans and a butternut squash on my counter waiting to be turned into a nutritious dish like Japanese Vegetable Curry. It doesn’t take much more effort than chopping up the vegetables and adding them to this thick sauce that’s totally addictive bite after bite.

Japanese Vegetable Curry recipe from weelicious.com

You can put it on top of brown rice like I do here or stir it into leftover quinoa or couscous. Don’t feel shy about adding chicken, shrimp or tofu for a non-vegetarian version either. I feel like this is most simple version of this Japanese Vegetable Curry possible that I leave to you to add whatever vegetables, grains or herbs you want to add.

If you have tiny eaters you’re wanting to turn onto a myriad of vibrant flavors, this curry is a great place to start. You’ll see after the very first bite it becomes incredibly addictive!

Japanese Vegetable Curry recipe from weelicious.com

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Japanese Vegetable Curry (serves 4-6)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 30 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and grated
  • 1 1/2 inches ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 small yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 large carrots, sliced into 1/2 inch coins
  • 1 small apple, peeled and grated
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup shelled edamame
  • 1/2 cup chopped green beans


1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions and saute for 10 minutes, until the onions are starting to brown.

2. Add the ginger and garlic and saute another 2-3 minutes, until they are soft and starting to brown. Stir in the curry powder and cook 1 minute, until fragrant.

3. Add the broth, carrots, potatoes, apple, tomato paste, worcestershire sauce, and salt, and stir to combine well. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 10-15 minutes, until the potatoes and carrots are fork tender.

4. Place the cornstarch in a small bowl, and ladle about 2 tablespoons of the curry sauce into the bowl. Whisk to combine well, then stir into the vegetable curry.

5. Add the edamame and green beans. Bring the mixture up to a boil and cook 5 minutes, until the curry is thick and the green beans are tender.

6. Serve over rice.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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  • Nyungi

    I don't see the recipe? And now when I try to print other recipes, this Rosetta Stone computer download thing blocks part of the recipe in the printing (I have a Mac).

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    • McCord

      Hmm that is strange. I will ask my tech people about the printing issue!

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  • Lynn

    What curry do you use? There are so many different powdered curries out there & they all taste different. Thanks!

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    • McCord

      I use the curry powder from Trader Joe's! I haven't tried it as you have to order online, but I have heard great things about S&B Curry Powder.

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  • Julie H

    This looks delicious! Be careful with the worcestershire sauce though as not all brands are gluten-free. I'll probably swap it out for GF tamari sauce.

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  • Mary Panasewicz

    This looks wonderful, but be vigilant with your Worcestershire sauces if you are going to call this a vegetarian dish. A lot of the big name brands are not vegetarian by default as they have anchovies in them. Not everyone knows that. Just something to keep an eye out for when picking up your bottle at the store. Otherwise, great job overall. I can't wait to try this on the weekend.

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