Meatless Japanese Curry Bun @ Kare-Pan

Kare-pan is one of the popular bread in Japan and it is normally deep fried with coated bread crumb or panko, filled with curry potatoes. I've been eyeing on this Japanese curry bun for quite a long time and don't really have time to prepare till last weekend. My boy came home for weekend holiday and this delicious buns are specially made for him.

The hot gravy is oozing out like lava, looks very very inviting and the crust is soooo crunchy delicious.

Ingredients for Japanese Curry Filling :
5 medium size potatoes, peeled & diced
1 large onion, thinly sliced
3 TB worcestershire sauce
2 TB  tomato sauce
2 TB  light soy sauce
3 TB  curry powder
1 TB  sugar
1 tspn  vegetable granule or food seasoning
salt & pepper to taste
2 cups  water

* Thickening :  1/3 cup water mix with 2 tspn tapioca flour
*Note :  you may replace worcestershire sauce with HP sauce instead (about 1/3 cup)

Method :
(1)  preheat frying pan with enough cooking oil to fry the potatoes.
(2) when potatoes turned brown add in onion and saute till fragrant, following by adding in all other ingredients and let to boil till potato turned tender & just soft. Add in extra water if needed.
(3) when the potato is done, stir in thickening & cook over low heat till gravy became thicken.
(4) finally, off the heat and let to cool then keep refrigerated overnight the best.

Ingredients for dough :
4 cups  all purpose flour
2 tspn  instant yeast
2 TB  sugar
1 tspn  salt
300ml   water
2 TB  corn oil

Method :
(1) combine all ingredients to form a soft dough then set aside to rest for an hour or till double in size.
(2) when ready, punch dough to release excess air then knead till smooth.
(3) place dough to working table then divide into 12 equal portions.
(4) rest dough for 10 minutes before flatten it by rolling pin, fill one big spoon of cold curry potato. Sealed & set aside till everything completed.

Ingredients for frying Kare-Pan :
1 egg,  beaten
1-1/2 cup  bread crumb

Now, roll filled dough to beaten egg then coat with bread crumb. Finally, fry till golden brown. Its best to serve warm.

And here's the irresistible looking homemade kare-pan. My boy can't wait and wallop one immediately. I over heard the sound of his first bite.... so crunchy. He at least taken 3 buns that afternoon. Hope you guys will love it too. Enjoy & have a great week ahead everyone !
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