Broccoli – Musty Seitan!

2 large broccoli (or 3 small)
2 large onions
1 tsp cumin seeds (spiskummin in Swedish)
3 tbsp Seitan Spice Mix
3 tbsp Arada Shiro
Olive oil

  1. Chop the onions and start frying them in plenty of oil until golden brown.
  2. Meanwhile, chop the broccoli into florets. Use the stem too (except the most wooden bit) and slice it quite thinly.
  3. Heat a generous amount of oil in a large frying pan with high edges. To see if the oil is hot enough, throw in one or two cumin seeds and if they start to slightly bubble or move around, then add the rest of the cumin seeds. Stir them around in the oil until they become darker brown (but not black brown!). Less is definitely more in this case.
  4. When the cumin seeds have turned darker brown, add Seitan Spice Mix and stir for a few seconds. You should get a spice paste. If the paste feels too dry, add more oil.
  5. Add broccoli and stir to cover it in the spice mix.
  6. Add the fried onions.
  7. Cook until the broccoli feels softer, but still crispy. Stir occasionally.
  8. Sprinkle Arada Shiro over the broccoli and stir.
  9. Stir for one more minute, to give Shiro a chance to become cooked.

Seitan Spice Mix

Use any volume units, depending on how large amount of the spice mix you want to create. I usually use 1 dl as a unit.

1 unit Turmeric powder
1 unit Asafoetida powder
2 units Arada Berberé (or 1 unit Chilly powder)
2 units Ground Cumin
2 units Curry powder
2 units Paprika powder