Cauliflower Katsu Curry (カツカレー): a vegan version of the ultimate Japanese comfort meal. Crispy breaded cauliflower steak served with fluffy rice, thick curry sauce, and a ticket bound for flavor-town.
Traditionally, Katsu Curry is Japanese curry paired with deep-fried, panko-breaded cutlets of pork, chicken, shrimp, and other seafood. As such, the Japanese favorite is typically not vegan. While many have used tofu as a substitute (which is incredible), I wanted to explore a soy-free option today using cauliflower. I usually fry cauliflower florets for dishes like Popcorn Cauliflower (pictured below), but I found that keeping them as thick-cut steaks also makes for incredible dishes.
As for the curry sauce, I am showing a basic & easy version using store-bought curry roux. You can customize the curry sauce to your liking with additional vegetables (such as potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, etc.) and additional seasonings / spices.