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Tandoori Seitan

What you need: 

seitan (some brands have honey in them, so read ingredients)
Toffuti brand sour cream
onions (to taste)
cumin
corriander powder (dry roasted and ground preferred)
cayenne pepper
salt
black pepper
2-3 green peppers/red pepper
turmeric
curry powder
oil

What you do: 

Cut the seitan into chunks, smaller would marinade better. For the marinade, I use about half of a tub of the vegan sourcream. To that add all the spices and the seitan (its really to taste --the beauty of Indian cooking -- so make it as spicey as you'd like). Marinade for at least half an hour, or upto overnight. Cut the onions and peppers into strips (it looks more attractive in long strips, a nice contrast to the chunky oddsized seitan). Sautee the onions in oil, and add the peppers and give it a stir for about a minute. Next add the seitan. The trick to getting the tandoori style flavour is to let the seitan char just a little bit on the outside, so sometimes, I cook the seitan separately and then add it to the veggies. To allow the flavours to blend, close the lid of the pan for about 2-3 minutes and then stir. Taste for salt. Garnish with chopped, fresh cilantro and serve hot with rice.
It is meant to be somewhat dry, and takes on a meaty-brown colour. Sometimes, to make it a little wet, I add tomatos to the onions, and once that is cooked, I blend it to a smooth paste. Then I cook the onion-tomato paste until the oil starts to float on top, and the gravy has a warm brown colour to it. Then I add the peppers and seitan and let it cook for another 6-8 minutes. While simmering the paste, add some salt, and other spices, to marry the flavours. (Just use the spices that was used in the marinade).
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3-4
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I've been on an indian dish kick lately and had an abundance of homemade seitan to play with. This was very good, although I didn't add any peppers and also made some spice substitutions.

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this was good. I used plain soy yogurt (unsweetened) instead of sour cream. for the tomatoes, I tried using tomato paste, but I don't really recommend it. I used too much - maybe a tablespoon or two would be the right amount. after I got rid of the excess, it was very tasty. I served it with the Easy Palak Alu recipe on this site: http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=10917

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That is delicious.  Oh my.  It didn't get wet enough-- but I think that I didn't add enough tomato.  Next time I will.  Oh yes, I'll be making that again.  Thanks for the awesome recipe!!

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