Friday, February 11, 2011

Vegetable Chili

This week had been so busy that I hardly found time to blog the recipes. Over the week I made Vegetable Chili.What makes a "genuine" chili?? Should it contain chicken only, beef or pork ? This would be an ever ending argument though.
I made vegetarian version of chili for all Veggie lovers. I think this is first proper vegetarian sides in the blog.
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 JalapeƱo sliced
2 Garlic cloves minced
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 meduim zucchini, cut in half lengthwise,sliced
1 carrot,cut in half lengthwise,sliced
3 whole tomatoes cutup
1 cup Kidney beans[Soaked Over night]
1/2 cup garbanzo beans [Soaked Over night]
1 cup black beans
1 Green pepper sliced
1 red pepper sliced
3 cups Vegetable broth [ In absence add 3 cups of water]
Salt to taste
Heat Oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat until hot. Add all the rest ingredients. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat lo low;cover and simmer for 2 -3 hours, stirring occasionally
Garnish the chili with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream or yogurt.
This is low in fat and rich in taste.

P.S: To make Chicken chili add 3 boneless,skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2 inch pieces to above ingredients.


  1. OMG simmmer for 2-3hrs??????????
    does pressure cooker does the job?

  2. @saRitha:the more you simmer more tastier it is.mostly cooked in slow cooker for 5 hrs :)

  3. @Saritha: Yups U can cook it in electric cooker stirring in between....But try cooking min for a hour