Sunday, November 2, 2008


Chilli is something i have always wanted to try.Whenever i see it on tv i would simply drool .Chilli is usually made with beef,tomatoes,peppers and spices.Since i dont eat beef i was on a lookout for a vegetarian version of it .I came across quite a few and finally settled for rachael ray's 3 bean chilli , modifying it a little.In a vegetarian chilli the beef or meat is simply replaced by beans or lentils.A chili can be eaten as an appetiser or as a meal.It goes great as dips with tortilla chips or as a topping for tacos etc.With a little bit of cheese on top it tastes great on its own.One can also make it replacing beans with paneer or potatoes.
This is my day 2 post for RM 2 hosted by DK and Siri .


Onions - 1 large, chopped
red pepper - 1 large, seeded and chopped
green pepper - 1 large seeded and chopped
jalapeno pepper - 1 large seeded and chopped
garlic - 2 large cloved,crushed and chopped
vegetable stock/broth - 1 can for thin version ,1/2 can for thick version
crushed tomatoes - 1/2 can

tomato paste - 1/2 can
black beans - 1 small can

dark red kidney beans - 1 small can
spicy vegetarian refried beans - 1 cup
ground cumin - 1 tbsp

coriander pdr - 2 tsp
chili powder - 2 tbsp

lemon juice as per taste
salt and pepper


Shredded cheese


In a deep pot,heat some oil and combine onion, peppers, and garlic. Saute for sometime until its soft .Now pour vegetable stock/broth, add tomatoes, black beans, red kidney beans, and stirring to combine. Spice it with cumin, chili powder,coriander pdr, hot sauce, and salt. Thicken chili by stirring in refried beans. Simmer over low heat about 5 to 10 minutes longer, then serve up bowls of chili and top with shredded cheese. Serve hot with tortilla chips.

Also do drop by my fellow marathoners site to see their delicious posts for the day:-

1) DK

2) Siri

3) Srivalli


5)Curry Leaf









14)Divya Kudua


Arundathi said...

that looks so fantastic!

Divya Kudua said...

Ranji...that sure looks so appetising...and nice to see thats its that I can try it too;-)

Medhaa said...

Sounds and looks so good, its like comfort food.

Asha said...

Hi Ranji, thanks for hello to me, great to see you back. Chilli looks delicious, I need some now! :D

PJ said...

That looks tempting!!!

meeso said...

Your chili looks great!

lakshmi said...

you are such a good girl ranji - you started the marathon with my favourite street food - dabeli. i have pigged on it almost everyday when i was in bombay.

but why rachel ray on the 2nd day - why, why, why, tell me....although i must say that looks quite appetizing :D

Bhawana said...

dish looks delecious dear :). must be a great combo with rice... tasty.

Happy cook said...

The chilli looks yummy delicious. I have been also wanting to try chillies but till now no done them.

Srivalli said...

Ranji..thats so tempting!..

raaji said...

hey this looks gr8....but requires a lot of ingredients....

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely I too had the same recipe bookmarked

DEESHA said...

Hey .. that looks fantastic

Madhu said...

chilli looks mouth watering Ranji.

Roopa said...

Hi Ranji, delicious looking chili:) this too i could taste the original from your place:)

Priya said...

Ranji...delicious n tempting one...

Siri said...

I am still drooling on ur first pic Ranji.. love the color..:)


Uma said...

Good to see you back Ranji! How are you? The chili looks so rich and delicious. Nice color.

Cham said...

Good one Raaji

Divya Vikram said...

I love the chili from IHOP.This sounds easy to make.Perfct with tortilla chips.