I have called this Plant-Based Katsu Curry, but while it has the sauce of a Katsu curry, it doesn’t have the usual bread crumbed chicken or beef. In fact, it doesn’t have the bread crumbed vegetables either, as I don’t particularly like them, especially when they’ve been deep fried, but I do like the sauce, hence this recipe.

I’ve cooked the vegetables – wonderful cruciferous veggies – broccoli, cauliflower and the beta-carotene loaded sweet potato separately, then added them to the sauce. You can choose other vegetables if you prefer such as aubergine and courgette, they’ll work just as well. I served mine on a bed of brown rice and as a finishing touch, I added roasted cashew nuts and scallions/spring onions.

I hope you enjoy my Plant-Based Katsu Curry as much as I do!

Plant-Based Katsu Curry

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 mins
Serves 4


  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 5cm/2in fresh ginger (finely chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder - to your own taste
  • 2 tablespoons plain or corn flour
  • 600ml/1 pint plant-based/vegan stock
  • 60ml/2 1/2fl oz low salt soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 carrot (finely chopped)
  • 1 handful cashew nuts, roasted
  • 4 spring onions/scallions (finely chopped)
  • Half head broccoli (broken into small florets)
  • Halfcauliflower (broken into small florets)
  • 1 Medium sweet potato (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala


  1. Add two inches of cold water to a pot and add the chopped onions, ginger, carrot and garlic. Cook for 10 minutes, if the water evaporates, add more to the pot.

    While the mixture is cooking, roast the cashews in the oven until golden brown for 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. Add the curry powder and stir the mixture for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add the the plain or corn flour then slowly add a little of the stock making sure to blend in with the mixture before adding more. Keep doing this until all the stock is in the pot.
  4. Add the soy sauce/tamari, honey/maple syrup and cook gentle for 10 minutes.
  5. While the mixture is cooking, steam or microwave the broccoli, cauliflower and sweet potato. Remember, don't use any oil - it's water all the way!
  6. After 10 minutes, add the rice vinegar to the pot and garam masala. Stir together, then using a hand held blender, or a counter top blender, blend until the sauce is smooth.
  7. Serve on a bed of brown rice and sprinkle the scallions/spring onions and cashews over the top, and that's it. Enjoy!


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