Seitan Makhani (Vegan-Style Indian Butter Chicken) Recipe

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  1. Heat 1 tablespoon peanut oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the shallot and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the margarine, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, garam masala, curry powder, chili powder, cumin, and bay leaf. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in the tomato puree and cook for 2 minutes more.
  2. Reduce the heat to low, and mix in the soy milk and soy yogurt. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Season to taste with cayenne, salt, and black pepper; remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons of peanut oil in a heavy skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium heat. Add the seitan and cook, stirring constantly, for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and season the seitan with 2 teaspoons garam masala and a pinch of cayenne. Stir in about a 1/4 cup of the tomato-yogurt sauce and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the seitan mixture to the saucepan.
  4. Mix the cornstarch and cold water. Return the saucepan to the stove over medium-high heat. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce the heat and simmer until the sauce has thickened, about 5 to 10 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 153.69 Kcal (643 kJ)
Calories from fat 82.52 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.17g 14%
Sodium 228.92mg 10%
Potassium 346.32mg 7%
Total Carbs 13.64g 5%
Sugars 6.45g 26%
Dietary Fiber 2.67g 11%
Protein 6.13g 12%
Vitamin C 7.5mg 12%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 90.7mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 67.86 Kcal (284 kJ)
Calories from fat 36.44 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.05g 14%
Sodium 101.08mg 10%
Potassium 152.92mg 7%
Total Carbs 6.02g 5%
Sugars 2.85g 26%
Dietary Fiber 1.18g 11%
Protein 2.71g 12%
Vitamin C 3.3mg 12%
Iron 0.5mg 6%
Calcium 40.1mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.3
  • 4

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • cholesterol free

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