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No Fuss Curry with Katsu Tofu

This easy katsu tofu curry recipe is what you need to learn to make yourself a restaurant quality dish in a poor amount of time!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Katsu
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 422kcal
Author: Adriana Z.


...for the curry...

...for Katsu Tofu...


  • Press the tofu if needed and cut it in cubes of approx 1 cm high and 3-4 in length.
  • Place it in a container and marinate in soy sauce for at least 1 hour.
  • Roughly chop the veggies and put them in a large bowl, microwave friendly.
  • Grate both the garlic and the ginger, add bay leaves, tomato paste, veg stock, oregano, parsley, salt, pepper and cayenne, and finally the water.
  • Microwave for 8 to 10 minutes at 800W.
  • Once the veggies are cooked, remove the bay leaves and add in the same bowl the coconut milk, all the remaining spices and the flour. Blend it with a stick blender until smooth, then cook again in the microwave for extra 3:30 minutes (this will allow thicken the sauce).
  • For the Katsu Tofu. Prepare 3 bowls: one with the flour, one with the oat milk, one with the corn flakes crumbs.
  • Coat every chunk of tofu first in flour (making sure it's well coated), then dip it in milk and finally in the crumbs (we want it to be completely coated this time as well).
  • Deep fry for around 2-3 minutes each side and place it in a plate with kitchen paper, to absorb the excess of oil. (see notes for air fryer option)
  • Serve it warm with curry sauce, sticky Jasmine rice and a lemon wedge.


For a healthier option you can air fry the tofu instead of deep fry. To do so, follow all steps until the bread coating, then place in the air fryer basket and spry it with vegetable oil. Cook for 7 minutes at 200°C (390°F), turn the tofu and spray it with more vegetable oil. Bake for another 5 minutes or until golden and crispy.


Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Potassium: 816mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2908IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 263mg | Iron: 8mg