Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Spicy Vegetarian chili

Cloudy and rainy forecast will let you think about a warm comfy bowl of soup. Break the routine soup idea with this chili. Nothing beats a hearty bowl of spicy chili for fall dinner. This chili falls in between stew and soup. Whether you have planned ahead to cook the whole day in stove top by simmering or want to whip up in minutes. This warm vegetarian chili will suit your choice.

Chili has lots of controversy from origin to ingredients. Whether it is originated from Mexico or Texas? A southwestern legend says the first recipe for chile con carne has been written by a beautiful nun and passed down to American Native Indian in the 17 th century.
Next, have to add beans, tomato in my chili? Many regions in US has is own version of chili.
Like the Tex-Mex adds big chunk of meat rather than ground meat.
Cincinnati-chili: calls for five layers, spaghetti topped with chili, beans, onion and cheese.
New Mexico serves the beans on side.
Kansas city mixes macaroni and calls it “Chile-Mac”.
Other than variations everyone started to personalize their secret ingredients, which range from: Cocoa, chocolate, coffee, beer, alcohol, etc.. Topped with sour cream, minced onion, cilantro… It all depends where you live!

My version is chili sin carne (chile without meat) - quiet a quick fix one pot meal for busy weeknight! The meat has been substituted by soy granule (crumble). It goes really well with steamed rice too!

spicy chili vegetarian


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Ingredients:

Morningstar meal starter crumble
(or soy granules): 1 cup
Kidney beans: 2 cups (cooked)
Red Onion: 1 minced
Jalapeno: one chopped
Garlic: 3 pods minced
Green bell pepper: medium one chopped into bite size
Chili powder: 1 tsp
Cumin: ½ tsp
Oregano: ½ tsp
Salsa: ¼ cup (totally optional)
Tomato sauce: ½ cup
Water: 1 cup
Oil: 1 tbsp


Method:

Heat a big pot with oil, add the onion and fry until translucent.
Now add the garlic, soy crumble and fry until they are slightly brown.
Add all the spice, bell pepper, jalapenos, beans, tomato sauce, salsa and water.
Adjust the salt and let the flavor comes together for 15 minutes keep in simmer.
The chunky spicy vegetarian stew is ready to be served with some corn bread, rice or even some saltine crackers!
You can top with sour cream and chopped cilantro!

This chili is for Divya who is hosting JFI-Radjma, event created By Mahanandi.

54 comments:

Sireesha said...

Looks very very delicious...

sowmya.s said...

that is so healthy and sure delicious..

Nandini said...

I can almost sense the spicy taste in the chili dish! It is hot and tasty!
BTW, of course wheat murukku is as crispy as any other murukku when hot sizzling oil is poured on the dough. I kept those in an air container for two days until it got ran out of stock! It was still crispy in those 2 days.

Varsha Vipins said...

I havent yet tried a Chilli..but by the look of it,I can see its mighty comforting..:)

Pavani said...

Hot bowl of chili is super comforting in this chilly weather. Looks yummy.

Madhu said...

nothing more comforting than a bowl of spicy chilli on cold day. Bowl of chilli looks good.

my kitchen said...

Hot & spicy Veg chilli.Looks good.Do visit my blog when u find time

bindiya said...

Cham have been looking for a veg version for chili, seems like I have it now :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious dear..nice presentation

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Very new to me ! Sounds good !

Neha said...

Spicy veg chilli, looks delicious...

Homecooked said...

Looks delicious Cham :) A huge comfort meal!

Happy cook said...

I have nev rhad chillie , heard about it, my sis who lives in Huston talks about it a lot and how delicous it is. Totally agree this looks real comforting food on a cold day.

Prathibha said...

Looks yummy and sounds delicious dear

Superchef said...

i made some veg chili just last week. It was perfect for the cold evening!! yours looks awesomely delicious that i feel like making it again this week :)

Priya said...

Delicious, love ur addition of soya granules instead of meat, yumm...Lovely dish!

Dershana said...

a keeper! will try when the mercury dips out here (hopefully in a couple of weeks!) and let u know how it turns out.

jayasree said...

Thats one warm and comforting dish...Lovely presentation.

Ramya Bala said...

Once they were showing veggie version of chili in Suntv n cudnt note it..this looks absolutely delicious Cham...

Curry Leaf said...

I know its hearty Cham.its perfect for fall.Healthy,filling and warm dish.Love the info on chili and the click inviting

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Hi cham,
nice dish for this climate:)soy stater is available in indian store?

Bong Mom said...

Looks great. I love MorningStar but haven't tried their crumble

prasu said...

nice presentation dear.........yummy yummy..

vidhas said...

Healthy and yummy dish!!

prasu said...

collect ur awards from my blog dear.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

WOW, looks so good.

Sireesha said...

An Award is waiting for u at my blog:)

Uma said...

mmmm. yummy and tempting chili!!

Vibaas said...

delicious, healthy and perfect for the cold weather :)

Divya Vikram said...

Great entry for the event Cham. Thanks for sending this in! Looks spicy n comforting.

aquadaze said...

oh yum! I don't much like soy granules, but am sure I wouldn't mind having them all dressed up like in this chili

lata raja said...

Ssssss... the spice can reach and tingle my tongue!

Ankita said...

Veg Chilli sounds interesting and looks yummy.

Archy said...

Chilli with Soya granules an kidney beans.. never tried.. looks so gud an spicy.. surely will try!!

Suparna said...

Hey cham,
I love chili and the make it quite often :) I throw in a lot of legumes ..never tried adding rajma though :) shall try ur version dear. nice click beautiful presentation.

Usha said...

Looks hearty and inviting! Perfect for wintry evenings...Belated Diwali wishes to you and yours...

Cham said...

Shobana Senthilkumar: The Morningstar soy crumble is available in American stores.
Indian store carry a dry version of granules!

SK said...

Nice presentation....Thank you!...

Parita said...

Love one pot meals and this is sure to be a healthy one!

meeso said...

Nice recipe, and it's certainly not missing anything without meat :)

Uma said...

Cham dear, check out my blog for a treat. Here is the post link:

http://teluguruchi.blogspot.com/2009/10/pouring-again.html

Questnet said...

Wow..SPicy SPicy..
Looks really yummy.

Shwetha said...

Looks so inviting! And vegetarian too.....brilliant:)

Chitra said...

Looks nice and new to me ..

Malar Gandhi said...

Picture look great, recipe sounds interesting...hardly cook legumes these days...I shld make a note of it. Thanks for sharing this healthy recipe.

Miri said...

Have always wanted to make chili - the veggie version will be a good way to start! thanks

vidhas said...

Some thing is waiting for you Cham!!

Uj said...

I have never tasted chili.. I have seen it at many blogs.. bt never had the courage to try on my own..now that you also recommend it I have to try it :) nice pics as usual

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Innovating recipe. Looks so good. Sounds so healthy too. YUM! Nice click.....

Cynthia said...

You had me at spicy!

Mandira said...

I love chilis and yours looks delicious.

Yasmeen said...

Lovely! I could try these soon with soy granules that having been sitting in my pantry for too long now.:D

notyet100 said...

warm and comforting,..feel like trying this,..;-)

n33ma said...

Looks delish!