Cook's Hideout: South Indian style Pepper-Seitan Curry

May 23, 2008

South Indian style Pepper-Seitan Curry

As I mentioned in my previous posts here and here, I have started venturing into making and cooking mock meat. I tasted mock meat for the first time at Veggie Heaven. It’s an all vegetarian Chinese restaurant that serves great mock meat dishes along with all-vegetable stir fries, noodles and rice dishes. Their menu looks like a regular Chinese restaurant menu with Taro chicken a la king, beef with broccoli, baby shrimp with chili sauce and so on. But they are 100% vegetarian and also vegan friendly dishes.

I loved their curry chicken and General Tso’s chicken. So after a little research and information from my colleague, I decided to make my own seitan at home. I bought the ingredients seen here and made my first baked seitan. It was really good. I boiled seitan the second time I made it. I thought it was better than my first try. It makes a whole lot of fake meat. I refrigerated half of it in the broth and froze the other half. I used half of the refrigerated to make this pepper-seitan curry.

Peppers – 2 medium, chopped into big bite size pieces
Seitan – ½ cup, chopped
Onions – 1 medium, chopped into big bite size pieces
Tomatoes – 2 medium, chopped
Curry powder – 2tsp (I used Priya Madras curry powder)
Chili powder – ½ tsp
Salt – to taste

  • Heat 2tbsp oil in a heavy bottom pan; when the oil starts to shimmer add onions and peppers. Cook on medium high flame, till the veggies start browning on the edges.
  • Move the veggies to one side of the pan; add seitan to the other side and sauté till they are slightly browned all over.
  • Once that is done, mix everything in the pan, lower the heat to medium; cover and cook till the onions and peppers are tender, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, cover and cook for another 3-5 minutes. Add salt, chili powder, curry powder and ½ cup water. Cook for another 5 minutes till all the flavors come together.
Serve with rice or roti.

This is my entry to JFI & VoW-Bell Peppers event, being hosted by lovely Pooja.


  1. lovely dish with bell peppers..

  2. that really looks delicious!!!yummm..

  3. I have never had lmock meat, the dish looks good

  4. thank you for this nice entry Pavani . The name confused me enough to judge if its a vegetarian dish only :)).

  5. d curry looks delicious... n quick .. great entry...

  6. This article, it was really informative. I’ll be looking forward for your next, visit Restaurant in satya niketan delhi for Your Delicious Order.


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