Sunday, December 29, 2013

TVP Pepper Curry Stew {Vegan}

We recently discovered that our favorite grocery store carries dried TVP chunks. For us, this was a very exciting discovery. We love TVP especially since we are kind of obsessed with the TVP curry from One Love Vegetarian in Toronto. We want to eat that everyday so we tried to make use of TVP at home in a similarly delicious way.

This meal ended up being the perfect make-at-home TVP dish. It was spicy, flavourful, and different from what we usually make. The TVP was tender and juicy - very meaty! If you're looking for a great TVP recipe then this is the one for you. Try it out and let us know how it goes. 

TVP Pepper Curry Stew 
Adapted from Roshni's Kitchen

For the Sauce/Paste
1 Tbsp EVOO
2 medium onions, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 inch piece of ginger
1 Tsp cumin
1 Tsp corriander seeds
2 Tbsp tomato paste

For the Stew
1 Tbsp EVOO
3 red/orange/yellow peppers, chopped relatively small
1 onion, chopped
1 cup TVP chunks
1 Tsp cumin
1 Tsp tumeric
2 Tsp chilli powder or cayenne pepper
1/2 Tsp cinnamon
1 Tsp garam masala
1 tsp garlic powder


To prepare the paste/sauce:
1. Heat EVOO in a medium sized frying pan. Add onions and sauté for a few minutes until they begin to soften and brown. 
2. Add the garlic, ginger, cumin and coriander. Sauté for a few minutes until it all begins to brown. 
3. Add to a food processor or blender and grind into a smooth paste. 
Transfer back to the pan along with 1 cup of water and the tomato paste. Sauté till it all comes together and the colour darkens. 
4. Once this mixture thickens and darkens after about 5 or so minutes, add turmeric, cumin powder, chilli powder and garam masala. Sauté another 5-10 minutes.

For the curry/TVP:
1. Prepare the TVP chunks by placing in a bowl, then covering with boiling water. Allow to sit for 5-6 min or until soft. Drain and squeeze excess water out of the TVP.  
2. Heat EVOO in another frying pan. Add the peppers and sauté until they brown. Remove peppers from the pan and set aside.
3.  Add the onions and sauté until browned. Set aside with peppers. 
4. Add the TVP to the frying pan. Sauté until they begin to brown. 
5. Return the peppers and onions to the frying pan. Mix together. Now add in the sauce/paste made earlier and mix all together. 
6. Add 1 cup of water and allow the TVP and veggies to mingle with the sauce and get all flavourful and yummy. Add some salt of course to taste. 
7. Simmer for a few minutes. 


  1. This sounds delicious! I bought a bag of TVP a while back for a veggie burger recipe and have been looking for a tasty way to use up the rest of it. I think I just found it. Thank you!


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