Saturday, May 12, 2012

Vegetarian Chilli - A Mexican Dish

Vegetarians and meat lovers will enjoy this chili. It is hearty, filling, and easy to prepare. You can even make this chili recipe the day before so you don’t have to fuss with it on game day. Just reheat it on the stove when you are ready. This vegetarian chili is very satisfying. It will fill you up all by itself. This hearty vegetables and black bean chili makes a satisfying main dish. Serve it with warm bread or baked potato.

  • Chickpeas - 1 tin (pre  cooked)
  • Lima beans , soaked and drained- 1/2 cup 
  • Red kidney beans - 1 tin (pre cooked)
  • Green bell pepper,chopped - 1 medium
  • Mushrooms, sliced - 1 cup
  • Carrot, chopped - 2 medium
  • Corn (Fresh/Frozen) - 1/2 cup
  • Onion ,chopped - 1 medium
  • Crushed tomatoes - 2&1/2 cups
  • Garlic, minced - 4 cloves
  • Green chilies,chopped - 2 nos
  • Cilantro, chopped - 4 tbsp
  • Bay leaf - 2 nos
  • Cumin seeds -1 tsp
  • Red chilly powder - 1 &1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • Mexican Oregano - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Olive oil - 1 tbsp

For Toppings
  • Mexican cheese
  • Chopped onion
  • Avacado pieces
  • Lemon juice

Electric Cooker Method
Switch on electric cooker and keep it on Cook Mode. 
In rice cooker bowl heat olive oil and fry bay leaves and cumin seeds for 1 minute.
Add chopped green chilies minced garlic ,chopped onion ,salt and pepper. Saute  the onion for 7 minutes until they are soft.
Mix in all vegetables, pulses and crushed tomatoes. stir everything and cook till you see light bubbles.
Then add red chilly powder, cumin powder and Mexican oregano. Stir well and add 1 cup of water and salt to taste.
Cover the cooker bowl and wait until  cooker switches to Warm mode. Mine took 40 minutes. 
Then using plastic ladle stir the chili once and serve hot with cheese, chopped onion and few avocado pieces on top


  1. this looks so tempting. this kind of dish is healthy and tasty always. such a comforting one pot meal

  2. so totally impressive...I am all over the recipe..
    Tasty Appetite

  3. I can imagine having it with toasted bread already..

  4. I love Mexican food..nice vegetarian variation of the Chilli..I have tasted the non-veg one...will try this out.
    Thanks for dropping by..
    following you.

  5. Am craving for this kind of vegetarian chilli,drooling rite now here.