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Japanese Dashi Curry

Recipe by Chef Kaku (Wasan Brooklyn)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6



  • ½ lb Onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 oz Carrot, cubed
  • 5 oz Potato, cubed
  • ½ lb Chuck Roast, cubed
  • ½ lb Onion, cubed
  • 3 clove Garlic, minced
  • 3 block Curry Roux *1
  • 1.5 Tbsp Garam Masala (or Curry Powder)
  • 1.5 cup Dashi *2
  • 1.5 cup Water


  • 3 cup Rice
  • 3 cup Water


  1. In a large pot, sauté sliced onions with 1 Tbsp of olive oil over low heat for about 10 minutes, until caramelized. Take the onions out.

  2. In the same pot, add another 1 Tbsp of olive oil and cook minced garlic over low heat. Add cubed carrots, potatoes, onions, beef, and garam masala (or curry powder). Increase heat to medium and cook for about 5 minutes, until the surface of potatoes become clear.

  3. Add dashi, water, and sautéed onions. Stew over medium heat for about 20 minutes, until carrots become tender.

  4. In the mean time, wash rice, drain and put it in a medium pot. Add water and let it sit for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, bring to boil with lid. Once boiled, simmer on low heat. Cook for 10 minutes until done. (Do not remove the lid while cooking). Remove from heat and let it sit for 10 minutes. Set it aside.

  5. Once carrots are tender, add curry roux and gently mix. Don't mix too strong or else vegetables will break.

  6. Serve with rice.

Recipe Notes

*1 Learn about curry roux here
*2 Get the recipe: Dashi