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​The Ultimate Japanese Curry with Ceres Sauce

​The Ultimate Japanese Curry with Ceres Sauce

Posted by Stelios on 13th Mar 2024

Japanese Curry is the ultimate comfort food, known for its unique blend of sweet and savoury flavours in a thick, delicious sauce. With Ceres Curry Sauce as your starting point, creating this beloved dish becomes not just easy, but also a wonderful opportunity for creative cooking exploration.

Curry was introduced to Japan in the Meiji era (1868–1912) by Anglo-Indian officers from the Royal Navy, marking it as a Western-style (yōshoku) dish. Initially a luxury, it was soon adapted to Japanese tastes, becoming a staple in the diet. Today, Japanese curry is enjoyed in various forms, from curry rice to curry udon, thanks to its adaptable and rich flavour profile.

What Does Japanese Curry Taste Like?

Unlike its Asian counterparts, Japanese curry is sweet, savoury, and sometimes mildly spicy. Its sauce is reminiscent of a thick, spiced demi-glace, offering a complex layering of flavours.


What Do You Put in Japanese Curry?

The classic mix includes onions, carrots, potatoes, and beef, but feel free to get creative. Our recipe focuses on the sauce, allowing you to personalise the rest.

Why Choose Ceres Curry Sauce?

Our recipe uses Ceres Curry Sauce, a blend of turmeric, cumin, and chilli powder, for a rich, deep flavour that's both a timesaver and a flavour enhancer. Diced apple balances the spices with sweetness, while tomato purée adds depth. Worcestershire and Soy sauce introduce a unique tang and umami, rounding out the dish's flavour profile.

What you will need:

Ingredients Quantity
Ceres Curry Sauce 500g
Water 3.3 litres
Oxo Beef Stock Cubes 2 cubes
Onions (finely diced) 250g
Garlic Paste 90g
Ginger Paste 90g
Carrots (finely diced) 250g
Apple (peeled and finely diced) 250g
Tomato Purée 3 tablespoons
Soy Sauce 5 tablespoons
Worcestershire Sauce 5 tablespoons
Salted Butter 100g
Cayenne Pepper (optional) 15g


1. Melt butter in a large saucepan. Sauté onions, carrots, ginger, and garlic until onions are translucent.

2. Add apple, beef stock, tomato purée, Soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer briefly. For extra heat, include cayenne pepper.

3. Dissolve Ceres Curry powder in cold water and stir until smooth. Add to the saucepan, cooking for 3-4 minutes while stirring.

4. Serve immediately or cool for later use. Blend with a stick blender for a smooth sauce.

Technical Tip:

The Ceres Curry Sauce thickens at 62-72°C, with optimal thickness at 95°C. Avoid boiling to maintain the perfect consistency.

This curry sauce, featuring Ceres Curry Sauce as a base, is ideal for enhancing your restaurant or food business.