I have recently remade my vegan seitan kofta because I wanted to get some better pictures and also eat it.  In the process, I did a little bit of tweaking with my flavours, and I’ve ended up with a much more delightful recipe. So I thought I would share it with you all . As you might have guessed, I love my food. These have already been a hit in the Carnie and the Herb house, and I am sure you will enjoy them too!




6 vegetable stock
a good dollop of marmite (yeast extract)


1 and a half cups of vital wheat gluten
1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried corriander leaves
2 teaspoons cumin
salt and pepper


3/4 cups warm water
1/4 dark soy sauce
1 and a half teaspoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
2 teaspoons mushroom ketchup


Bring the stock ingredients to the boil, then turn down the heat as low as possible.
In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon until they are evenly mixed.
In a jug mix the wet ingredients with a small whisk or fork.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix with your hands. Knead for a few minutes until you have a smooth ball of dough.
Rip off small balls of dough with your hands and shape. Remember that seitan grows when it’s simmered.
Gently drop into the broth and simmer for one hour. Make sure that the heat is turned down as low as possible. You want bubbles every now and then otherwise the seitan sucks up the water and it ends up going soggy.
Once cooked, drain and heat a frying pan with a little oil. Fry the seitan lightly on all sides.

Serve this with flat breads, a spicy coleslaw and chopped salad and you are in for a right treat. Me and my beloved could do no more than smile and nod at each other when we were eating. We even forgot our traditional glass clink at the table before we tucked in.

seitan kofta lamb recipe

Carnies Testimony:

These are amazing. You have to try these if you like Middle Eastern food, or even if you just like a good kebab. wonderful spicy flavour and thoroughly enjoyable.