Seitan and Vegetable Curry

Seitan is a high protein item that is vegetarian. Recently, we did a video on how to make the Seitan and here we show how to use that Seitan and make it into a curry. This is a guideline but you can use it. Customize it to your tastes – change the vegetables, switch out the spices, throw in some coconut milk, endless possibilities and you’ll be amazed how versatile it can be.
Click here for the video on “How to make Seitan”

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 25 -40 min
Serves: 6-8

Ingredients:

Oil – 1 tbsp
Onion – 1, finely chopped
Ginger – 1 tbsp, minced
Garlic – 1 tbsp, minced
Tomatoes – 2, finely chopped
Salt – to taste
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp

OR

Oil – 1 tsp
Frozen Masala – 1/4 cup, defrosted
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp

Seitan – from 1 cup Gluten flour (Details on how to make Seitan)
Potatoes – 1, large, cubed
Cauliflower – 1/2 medium, florets
Carrots – 2 medium, cut to bite-size
Peas – 1/2 cup
Liquid (Water + Broth) – 2.5 cups
Red Chili Powder – to taste

Method:

Using Frozen Masala:
1. In a pressure cooker, heat Oil and add in the defrosted Masala.
2. Allow it to heat up and add in the spices – Coriander Powder, Cumin Powder and Garam Masala and mix.
3. Add in the Potatoes, Carrots and Cauliflower, Red Chili Powder and Salt and mix so that the Masala coats the vegetables.
4. Pour in the Broth, mix, close pressure cooker and allow it to whistle once, turn off and let the pressure go down by itself.
5. Once it is safe to open, mix in the Peas and the Seitan and additional water if needed.
6. Turn the heat on medium flame and all the vegetables to cook all the way.
7. Once done, garnish with Cilantro and Lime Juice and serve.
8. Enjoy with Chapatis, Rice or bread.

Making Fresh Masala:
1. In a Pressure Cooker, heat Oil.
2. Add in the Onions and cook for 2 minutes and add in the Ginger and Garlic and Salt.
3. Cook till the Onions have changed color to a light golden.
4. Add in the Tomatoes and cook till the mixture separates from the Oil.
5. Add in the spices – Coriander Powder, Turmeric Powder, Cumin Powder and Garam Masala and mix.
6.. Add in the Potatoes, Carrots and Cauliflower, Red Chili Powder and Salt and mix so that the Masala coats the vegetables.
7. Pour in the Broth, mix, close pressure cooker and allow it to whistle once, turn off and let the pressure go down by itself.
8. Once it is safe to open, mix in the Peas and the Seitan and additional water if needed.
9. Turn the heat on medium flame and all the vegetables to cook all the way.
10. Once done, garnish with Cilantro and Lime Juice and serve.
11. Enjoy with Chapatis, Rice or bread.

31 thoughts on “Seitan and Vegetable Curry

  1. hi again ladies,
    i tried this recipe and it tasted good. however there was a slight mistake from my side while preparing the seitan dough. I din’t pour all of the water once. there was a few secs delay as i din’t have a big measuring cup like urs. So the mixing wasn’t even. Also my seitan turned out to be brown color instead of reddish like urs..am not sure why.

    1. Hi Sandhya,

      Maybe your tandoori masala (which is red) is different from ours. We use Rajah brand. Also, the color of the paprika will affect the outcome.

  2. Hi,
    I love your website and youtube! I tried the seitan, and of course the seitan curry…YUMMY! I would have never tried seitan if not for the video. I’ve also tried the idli…wonderful!
    Thanks for showing me how to cook healthy!
    Mary

  3. Just wanted to say Thank you!!! Great work .. I continue to enjoy all your videos. If you are ever in Seattle .. would love to host you :).

    Thank you again, Chandana

  4. Thanks sha for seconding my suggestion !

    Hetal and Anuja,

    Looking forward to your party planning suggestions in the near future.Just your ideas of dishes,what can be made ahead etc.

    1. Hi Anjali,

      Some time ago, we had a “Stress Free Party Planning” DVD for sale but it is no longer available. We’ll think about putting party planning videos out…thanks for the suggestion.

  5. Hi Hetal and Anuja,

    I would suggest you to discuss some ideas on party planning.It would be really helpful for beginners like me because there is so much pre-planning that needs to go into these.

    Always a big fan of your website.

    Also,may not be related to this recipe but i didnt know where to post these general queries.

    Thanks

    1. Hetal and Anuja, Yeah, not only begginers everyone would love to see your way of arranging/planning parties. Pls pls………..next time when u arrange for the party pls telecast us 2 or 3 episodes for your viewers. This will be helpful for everyone. Thanx in advance.

    1. It ultimately depends on how badly you wanna try that recipe. Wouldn’t we pay a higher price at restaurants to eat the same stuff?? This is a much more cost-effective and a healthier option to try it at home. And most of the times, it is a lot of fun learning something new (atleast for me)!!! Ultimately if you feel you won’t be making it often, just leave it out.

  6. hi Hetal/Anuja

    Dish looks awesome and so are u two.
    Where do we find this gluten flour? Please show us how to make Undhiyo and biryanis (fish/hyderbadi dum biryani)

    thanks

    1. Hi Prajna,

      We were able to find it at our local grocery store or health food store (Walmart, Kroger, Sprouts, etc.).

    1. Look where the flour is, its usually in a small box. You get a lot more for a far better price is you go to a bulk food store. Same goes for nutritional yeast and spices also.

    1. Hi Sreeja,

      Yes, soy chunks will work well in this recipe as well. You can use some vegetable broth to improve the flavor.

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