• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

Who says vegetarians can’t enjoy Satay? Check out how to make this Malaysian favourite dish uses vegetarian meat (soy meat) and other spices!

Recipe Ingredient

  • 400g vegetarian chicken, cut into strips
  • Marinade (A)
  • 2 stalks lemongrass
  • 2cm piece galangal
  • 2cm fresh turmeric
  • 3-4 candlenuts
  • 2 dried chillies
  • Spice (B)
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp fennel powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp tamarind juice
  • 2 tbsp oil


  1. Blend ingredients for marinade (A) with a little water in a food processor to a fine paste. Pour paste into a mixing bowl and add spice (B) to mix.
  2. Marinate vegetarian chicken with the combined marinade ingredients. Leave aside for 2 to 3 hours.
  3. Thread the marinated vegetarian chicken strips onto bamboo skewers and pan-fry or grill the satay skewers until golden and slightly charred. Serve with satay sauce.

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2 thoughts on “Meatless Satay”

  1. Jon - July 20, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Why is it called Meatless Satay, when one of the ingredients is chicken?

    • Kuali Admin - July 21, 2015 at 9:57 am

      Hi Jon,

      It is vegetarian chicken which is mock meat that is available from any shop or market selling vegetarian mock meat. Hope this helps.

      The Kuali Team.


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