Beef Japanese Curry

My sister-in-law introduced this recipe to me before I owned my Thermomix. While Japanese Curry is very much enjoyed by everyone in my family, making it was always such a daunting prospect as it involved some serious stove-bonding time – it traditionally takes a while to cook as you tenderise the meat and you needed to make sure that there was ample gravy so it doesn’t burn itself. Of course the Thermomix manages such daunting issues with ease so I endeavoured to adapt and convert my stove-top recipe for the Thermomix.


Prep and Cooking Time – 60 minutes | Serves – 6


– 1 onion, halved
– 2 cloves garlic
– 30g olive oil
– 1 Tablespoon TM Vegetable Stock Concentrate
– 500 to 600g beef, cut into small cubes
– 2 servings of Golden Curry’s Sauce Mix, broken down into small cubes
– 700ml water
– 3 to 4 medium carrots, roughly chopped into small pieces
– 3 medium to large nadine potatoes, roughly chopped into small pieces



Place chopped potatoes and carrots into the Varoma bowl ready to use. Set aside.

Add onion and garlic to the TM bowl and chop 3 sec / speed 7.

Add oil and TM vegetable stock concentrate into the TM bowl and sauté 2 min / 100oC / speed 2. 

Add sauce mix cubes and beef into the TM bowl and brown 3 min / 100oC / counter-clockwise operation / speed Gentle stir setting.

Add water into the TM bowl then remove MC and place the prepared Varoma bowl on top. Cook 30 min / Varoma / counter-clockwise operation / speed Gentle stir setting.

After 30 minutes is finished, remove the Varoma bowl and store cooked potatoes and carrots into the ThermoServer. Continue to cook the curry further – MC LID OFF 20 min / Varoma / counter-clockwise operation / speed Gentle stir setting.

Once cooked pour the beef and gravy from the TM bowl on top of the vegetables from the Varoma.


Below is a pictorial reference on the sauce mix I used in this recipe, which is available in the Asian section of your local major supermarket. I have also taken a picture of how I laid out my vegetables in the Varoma tray.



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