Vegan Satay 纯素沙嗲

The vegan recipe for Vegan Satay:

servings – 35 to 40 bundles of vegan satay


Soy Meat

  • 350 g textured vegetable protein/TVP cubes (soak in water until soft, remove, squeeze the water out and set aside)


  • 50 g lemongrass (peel tough skin and slice)
  • 30 g turmeric (peel and cut into small chunks)
  • 30 g galangal (peel and cut into small chunks)
  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 3 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 3 star anise
  • 5 cardamoms
  • 1 tbsp dried lavender flowers – herb
  • 3 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 turmeric leaf (finely slice and chop)
  • 4 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1/3 cup tapioca starch or corn starch
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  1. Grind lemongrass, turmeric and galangal to a fine paste and set aside.
  2. Place cumin seeds, coriander seeds, star anise, cardamoms, dried lavender flowers and curry powder to a grinder; finely grind and set aside.

Spice Powder

  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  1. Finely grind coriander seeds and cumin seeds; set aside.

Vegan Barbecue Sauce

  • 2 stalks lemongrass (peel tough skin, slice and finely chop)
  • 1 turmeric leaf  (finely chop)
  • 2 lime leaves (finely chop)
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  1. Place lemongrass, turmeric leaf, lime leaves, sugar, coconut milk and vegetable oil in a blender; pulse until smooth and set aside.


  1. In a big mixing bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients.
  2. Add TVP cubes, mix well and marinate for 1 hour.
  3. Thread the marinated TVP cubes onto the bamboo skewers (5 to 6 TVP cubes per skewer).
  4. Lay the TVP bundles on the oven’s grill grate (top rack).
  5. Sprinkle spice powder over both sides of the bundles.
  6. Preheat the oven to 170°c, place the grill grate with the TVP bundles to the over and roast until the TVP cubes start sizzling; brush the barbecue sauce over both sides of the bundles and grill until golden brown crust appears on the surface (turn over to grill the bottom side of the bundles).
  7. Remove and serve with Vegan Satay Sauce, cucumber cubes and ketupat (packed rice cubes).
  8. Enjoy!