Seitan or wheat gluten is a very popular vegetarian meat substitute that has been eaten in Asian countries for generations. There are so many varieties of preparation for this 'meaty' texture of seitan or wheat gluten and my all time favourite is the sweet & sour gluten puffs. I am a super fan of anything with sweet & sour and this sure will lift up my appetite easily at anytime. So, here's what I did with my recently made gluten puffs.
15 pcs homemade gluten puffs
1 green bell pepper, cut into bite size
1 tomato, cut into bite size
2 slices pineapple, cut into bite size
1 red chili, cut small (I used bird eyes chilies)
1 cup tomato sauce (ketcup)
1/2 cup water mixed with 2 tspn tapioca starch
1-1/2 TB sugar (or to your taste)
1/2 TB vinegar
(1) preheat frying pan with enough cooking oil, saute bell pepper & pineapple till slightly cooked then add in gluten puffs and continue cooking for another few more minutes.
(2) now, add in chili, tomato sauce, sugar, vinegar & water mixture, let to boil over medium heat till thickened.
(3) finally, off the heat & stir in tomato to mix well then serve.