Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Seitan nuggets

Sexy Seitan
Difficult? Not at all.

Seitan is easy to make and so versatile to flavour. Really all you need is gluten flour and water... but that's pretty tasteless and boring. So here we will be making seitan nuggets! Yum yum yum! It's easy and so much cheaper than buying meat substitutes from the shop.


2 cups gluten flour,
1 cup stock,
1 tablespoon of soy sauce,
1 teaspoon cumin,
1 teaspoon of oregano,
1 teaspoon of powdered garlic,
1 teaspoon of powered onion,
1 tablespoon of olive oil,
salt and pepper,
bread crumbs.

Mix these ingredients, except the bread crumbs, together in a bowl. The mixture will become like a dough, and quite stretchy. Knead for about five minutes and then wash the dough under some running water whilst kneading it a little for a couple of minutes. This gets all the starch out and makes it less rubbery after its been cooked. Next, cut the dough into small pieces. It does expand so keep that in mind when cutting to size.
Put the pieces into a saucepan of water and bring to the boil. Simmer for an hour on a low heat.
When this is finished cooking, take out the nuggets and immediately roll in the bread crumbs. They will stick to the nuggets fine. In a heated fry pan, add some olive oil and fry the nuggets over a medium heat until they are golden brown. Drain on some paper towel. And that's it! if you take out the cumin and add a tablespoon of tomato paste and some more herbs, they taste a little more like rissoles. I'm keen to try some smoked paprika in my next batch. Dig in...


  1. Can't believe I'm only just seeing this recipe for the first time. Looks/sounds lovely Sally.
    Another recipe for my collection. :)
    Thank you!

  2. Naw, thanks! I've been thinking about making these again. Haven't made them in ages :)

  3. Just stumbled across your blog, this page in particular whilst searching for places to buy gluten flour in Adelaide. Soooo now I have a blog to follow for some good looking recipes, and maybe an answer to my question! Could you please point me to where you get your gluten flour from so I can try me some seitan nuggets?

  4. Hi Stu! So nice to meet you. YES! I get my gluten flour from one of the most amazing warehouses- Giganis: 9/13 Bacon Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007. You must go there. They have so many types of grains, lentils and pulses, herbal teas, flours, oils, nuts and seeds and all really cheap. I don't think that many of their products are organic, but they are of a good standard and very well priced. Have fun!

  5. Hi Sally, I find your page by accident coz I'm looking for gluten flour in adelaide. The one you suggested is very close to my place! Just wonder do you know the trading hours of Giganis? I would go and have a look tomorrow if it's open. Thank you!

  6. I think they are 9-5 monday to friday and 9-12 on saturday. Not too sure though. Maybe google them? You'll love it there! It's amazing. :)

  7. Is gluten flour the same as vital wheat gluten? if so this might be a bit confusing for those new to vegan/ seitan cooking, in stores it is called vital wheat gluten.

    1. Yep. I'm sure it's not that hard to figure out. I've only ever seen it here as gluten flour. It's hard to come across here in Adelaide. :)

  8. Yay, thanks for the link, Sally! Good tip on the rinsing of the dough. I’ll have to re-acquaint myself with Gaganis Bros again soon!