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curry pan recipe

Curry Pan

Curry and bread are a perfect combination. In Japan, curry pan is a popular type of pastry, and every generation loves it. It is crispy outside with tasty curry inside. Carry pan is a great snack, lunch, or picnic food!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 1 d
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 d 1 hr
Course Snack
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 6 people
Calories 353.42 kcal


Curry (1 day before you make curry pan)

  • 50 g ground meat pork, chicken or beef. You can skip this if you don't want meat.
  • 1/3 large onion About 75-90g
  • 1/2 carrot About 50g
  • 2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 blocks curry roux Mild, Medium hot, Hot
  • 200 ml water


  • 250 g bread flour
  • 10 g sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 150 g water
  • 2 g dry yeast
  • 5 g unsalted butter


  • 1 cup panko
  • 3 cup vegetable oil


Curry (1 day before you make curry pan)

  • Dice the onion and carrot. Slice curry roux thinly.
  • Add onion and vegetable oil in a medium pot or pan with medium heat. Cook until onion turns clear.
  • Add ground meat. Cook until color changes.
  • Add diced carrot and water.
  • Bring to boil. After boiling, turn the heat to low and cook another 10 minutes.
  • Turn the heat off and add sliced curry roux. Make sure it all melts.
  • Turn the heat back and cook for 10 minutes on medium low heat.
    If you can't get rich and heavy texture, cook another 5-10 minutes depending on the texture you get.
  • In a container or deep plate, add the curry and cover then store for one day at room temperature.


  • Add butter in a small microwave safe bowl and microwave for 15 seconds to melt.
  • Use a medium or large bowl and add flour. Flatten the flour and Indent the middle.
  • Add sugar and dry yeast into the indent. Add melted butter and salt on the side outside of the indent so they are separate from sugar and dry yeast.
  • Add warm water into the indent with the sugar and dry yeast.
  • Mix by folding everything until you can lift up the dough.
  • Tap the dough in the bowl for 5 minutes. It's ready if the dough barely sticks in the bowl.
  • Put the dough in a medium bowl with covering cling wrap. Wait until the dough gets about double in size.
  • Divide into 6 and toss it from one hand to the other. Form into a circle.
  • Curry - Prepare curry you made one day before. Divide into 6 pieces.
  • Spread each dough (about 4*4 ) , add one piece of curry.
  • Fold the dough well and squeeze any gaps closed with your fingers.
  • Water the dough lightly in order to be able to cover with panko.
  • Cover with Panko.
  • In a baking pan, put the covered dough and leave for 20 minutes at room temperature.
  • In a medium size deep pan or pot, add oil. Bring to 320F° (160c°).
  • Add 2-3 dough balls at a time. Turn over a couple of times and take out when the bread turns brown.
  • This is great for breakfast, lunch, or snack!


Calories: 353.42kcalCarbohydrates: 45.63gProtein: 8.32gFat: 14.34gSodium: 832.75mgFiber: 2.3gSugar: 3.9g
Keyword bread, curry
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