Zucchini Curry Bread (Kare Pan)
For the Bread
200 g bread flour
2 ½ tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons olive oil
120 mL milk (vegan sub: almond or soya milk)
1 teaspoon yeast
For the filling
1 medium onion
3 cloves of garlic
1 medium sized potato
2 teaspoons or more Madras curry ( or 2 japanese curry cubes)
1 tablespoon better than boullion chicken
¼ cup water
Salt and pepper to taste
1 egg ( Vegan sub: 2 tablespoons aquafaba)
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
Canola oil for deep frying
Prepare the bread dough. In a large bowl mix together bread flour, sugar, and salt.
Then add olive oil, milk and yeast. Blend everything together with a fork until dough clumps together.
Knead the dough until flour is completely mixed into the dough. Coat dough with a bit of oil, place it back into the bowl and cover it with plastic film. Let your dough rise for 1 hour in a dark warm place. If your oven has a “proof” function, use it.
Prepare zucchini filling. Slice up your zucchini, carrots, and potatoes into small cubes.
Finely chop onions and garlic.
In a small bowl mix together hot water, better than bullion chicken, and madras curry. If you have japanese curry cubes you can omit the bullion and madras curry powder.
Saute onion until soft. Stir in carrots, garlic, potatoes, zucchini and water
Cook until vegetables are soft.
Season with salt and pepper.
Assemble curry bread. Take out dough from the bowl and cut into 2 equal pieces ( cut it like pizza). Take one of the halves and cut it into thirds. Do the same with the other half. You should end up with 6 dough pieces
Flatten one of the sections with your fingers, pinch the edges together into one single point.
Turn it over and shape into balls. Place them on a greased plate, cover with
plastic wrap, and proof for another 15 minutes.
Roll out dough on a clean surface.
Add zucchini filling in the centre and pinch together seams (it should resemble pizza pops).
Flip over bread. Seams side down. Move bread from side to side to flatten out the seam.
Dredge prepared curry bread. Dip curry bread into an egg bath and coat it with panko bread crumbs.
Deep fry ** in a couple inches of oil at 320 degrees Fahrenheit. Deep fry until golden brown. ENJOY!!
**Deep fry at specified oil temperature or medium low heat.