Saturday, December 20, 2008

Tandoori Flavored Seitan

If you're not familiar with it, seitan is the gluten, or protein, of wheat. You can make it yourself from high gluten flour, or you can buy it premade in most health food stores. Seitan has a very dense and chewy texture which makes it a good meat substitute. It does not have much flavor on its own, so it can be flavored in an endless number of ways. This version is a take on Indian tandoori cooking and is great for grilling, though I ended up using the oven instead of a grill just for the sake of simplicity.

1 onion
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup soy yogurt
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
2 cloves garlic
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garam masala
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound seitan, cut into large chunks

Process all the ingredients except the seitan in a blender or food processor until smooth.

Transfer to a bowl and add the seitan. Stir to coat the seitan well.

Skewer the seitan pieces and grill until browned, basting with any leftover sauce.

**This recipe is from

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