According to the author of the cookbook, originally this bun was deep fried type, but due to health concern, nowadays this bun is bake in the oven. I tried to deep fry one bun, frankly it tasted nicer than bake one, like eating donut with curry filling, yummy!
I use this brand of Japanese curry roux
Preparing the curry filling
Making the buns
I was quite surprised to know that the buns still taste soft till the next day, even the bread recipe just a simple straight forward method
With this recipe, you will have some leftover dough, you can use it to fry as donut or making it into other flavours of buns.
Japanese Curry Buns(recipe source: adapted from cookbook Tokyo Pastry House, with minor changes)
*makes 13~15 curry buns
To cook curry filling½ yellow onion, small cubes
½ carrot, small cubes
300g chicken, thinly sliced
74g Japanese curry roux
42g butter42g plain flour
- Heat up cooking oil in a small pot, sauté onion and carrot till aroma, add in water.
- In another non-stick frying pan, pan fry chicken slices till color changed.
- Add cooked chicken slices into the pot, continue to cook over medium low heat for about 15mins. Add in curry roux and mix well.
- In another clean non-stick frying pan, melt butter over low heat, then add in plain flour, stir to combine well. Then add into curry mixture.
- When the mixture started to turn thick, dish out and cool it completely.
- Weight 50g curry mixture and lightly roll into ball.
To make curry buns500g High Protein flour or bread flour
1 and 1/2tsp instant yeast
1 egg (large)
1 Egg, lightly beatenPanko or bread crumbs
Some pecan nuts
- Normal making bread steps, mix all ingredients together except butter and knead till smooth.
- Add in butter and knead until elastic and smooth. Set aside to rise for an hour or until double size.
- Equal divide the dough for 50g each, roll into ball, and rest for another 15mins.
- Wrap curry ball with the dough, and seal tightly, lightly flatten it.
- Brush the dough with egg, then place it on the bread crumbs, place one pecan and lightly press into centre, then cover the whole dough with bread crumbs.
- Place it on a pan with baking paper, let it to proof for another 30-45mins. Bake at pre-heated oven (lower rack) at 190C (fan forced) for 12mins or until golden brown.
- Store it in a container in room temperature if you have leftover. You can make the bread crumbs returned crispy by placing them in a pre-heated oven at 190C for 3mins.