4 Vegetarian Japanese food recipes to try at home

Japanese cuisine has a lot in the pipeline for vegans and vegetarians. Right from delicious curries to nourishing salads- the Japanese cuisine has something for everyone other than delectable sushi or soul-soothing ramen. The culinary blend of Japan uses mild distinct flavours and often relishes non-spicy food items to gain the utmost wholesomeness and nutrition. Here we bring you lip-smacking recipes of vegetarian Japanese dishes that you must toss at your home to satiate your cravings.

  1. Japanese vegetarian curry

Ingredients required

  • 3 cup vegetable stock

  • 1 onion (sliced)

  • 1 carrot (sliced)

  • 1 bell pepper (cubed)

  • ½ eggplant (sliced)

  • 50 grams of mushrooms (sliced)

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • Salt as per the taste

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 200 grams of all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon garam masala

  • 2 tablespoon curry powder

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Take a vessel and heat the butter in it. Add all-purpose flour and stir it well so that it does not formulate any lumps. Cook until the mixture changes its colour.

  • Now, add the curry powder, cayenne pepper and garam masala and mix well. Keep aside this mixture.

  • Heat some oil again in the vessel, add all the vegetables to it and sauté well. Cover the lid and let the vegetables steam for 5-10 minutes or until soften.

  • Add the vegetable broth to the vegetables and cook until boiled.

  • Now, add the prepared masala to it, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  • Turn down the heat and relish with rice or chapati.

Japanese Vegetable Curry

  1. The vegetarian bowl

Ingredients required

  • 1 onion (chopped)

  • 1 block tofu (cubed)

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon chilli paste

  • 1 carrot (sliced)

  • 1 cucumber (sliced)

  • 1 avocado (cubed)

  • 50 grams cabbage (chopped)

  • Lemon juice of 1 lemon

  • 50 grams brown rice (cooked)

  • Sesame seeds


  • Take a pan and heat some oil in it. Now, add in the tofu and stir fry it well. Keep it out and put it aside.

  • Now, heat another tablespoon of oil in the same pan and sauté onion, cabbage and carrots. Add the soy sauce, chilli paste, and brown rice and mix it well.

  • Mix lemon juice and serve with the topping of sesame seeds.

The vegetarian bowl

  1. Garlic Miso Soup

Ingredients required


  • Take a pan and boil water in it. Now, turn down the heat and add miso to it. Stir well so that the miso gets fully dissolved without any lumps.

  • Now, add the remaining ingredients to the mixture and stir well until mushrooms and tofu gets soften.

  • Stir and serve.

Garlic Miso Soup

  1. Cucumber Salad

Ingredients required


  • Take a bowl and mix together sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, chilli paste, and salt.

  • Now, thinly slice the cucumbers.

  • Pour the prepared mixture over the cucumber, mix well and allow it to marinate for about 30 minutes.

  • Serve by sprinkling sesame seeds on the top.

Cucumber Salad

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