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Aug 18, 2008

Vegetarian Chili

This is a blend of so many healthy ingredients and of course, tasted so great too! Madhu (my hubby) made this gravy to go with rotis.

Please Note: Here we have used canned white beans and pink beans. If using dried beans, make sure to soak the beans for at least 5 or 6 hours before cooking them. 1 can of beans can be substituted with 1 cup of dried beans.

  • 1 can of White beans
  • 1 can of Pink beans
  • 4 or 5 Cloves
  • 2 cloves of Garlic
  • ½ tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • ½ tsp ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ cup Capsicum, cut into small pieces
  • ¼ cup Carrots, cut into small pieces
  • ¼ cup Celery, cut into small pieces
  • ¼ cup Zucchini, cut into small pieces
  • A handful of Spinach leaves
  • 1 medium Tomato, cut into small pieces
  • 1 small Onion, cut into small pieces
  • 3 or 4 green Chilies cut into small pieces
  • Handful of Cilantro
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Rice Flour (to thicken the gravy)
  • Water as required
  • Salt to taste


In a pan, heat the oil and add cumin seeds along with garlic + cloves + cinnamon and fry well.

Then add all the veggies along with the cilantro + white beans + pink beans and stir well. Add turmeric + garam masala + salt and mix well. Pour some water, cover and leave the pan on medium flame for some time.

Mix rice flour with little water and stir well so that no lumps are formed. Pour this liquid into the curry to get the consistency of gravy. Leave it for some time, stir well and switch off the flame.

Transfer the gravy into a serving bowl. Enjoy this vegetarian chili with chapathis.

This is my contribution to Srivallis Curry Mela.

And I am also sending this to Sunitha’s “Think Spice….Think Favorite” event. My favorite spice is “Cloves”, which I use in many recipes. I like the strong aroma and hot and pungent taste of the cloves and of course its medicinal values.

I am sending this to EasyCraft’s “Color in Food” event. I chose the color Brown as the chili looks light brownish.

This is also my contribution to "Eat Healthy - During Pregnancy” event hosted by Sangeeth.


Mala Venkatesh said... [Reply]

Hi Uma,

Awesome dish !! I am definitely going to try this.. can you tell me what would be the equivalent of the canned beans to dried beans ?


Aparna Inguva said... [Reply]

Ooh Yum!

Uma said... [Reply]

Mala Venkatesh: Welcome to my blog. Thanks for the sweet comments. Reg. your question: 1 can of beans can be substituted with 1 cup of dried beans. I shall update the same in the post too.

Aparna: Thanks.

Laavanya said... [Reply]

That looks so hearty & delicious.. must've been filling too.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Hi Uma..The Chilli looks too good..Perfect with rice..I use white beans alone.Should try next time with white variety too..Addition of spinach sounds great..

Madhavi said... [Reply]

Chili look divine, delicious, very nice recipe and colour also look great!!!

karuna said... [Reply]

that is a bowl of good health right there. tht looks really wholesome.

Cham said... [Reply]

The chili looks so tasty :) Can i say u r lucky! Credits go to him.

sunita said... [Reply]

Uma, that bowl looks absolutely delish...thanks for sending it over :-)

Deepa Kuber said... [Reply]

lovely recipe.. perfect for the events.

Sangeeth said... [Reply]

yummy yummy recipe dear uma...lovely....drooling....might try this weekend....

Vaishali said... [Reply]

What a lovely looking dish. And healthy too. Nice job, Uma.

Dori said... [Reply]

This is definitely healthy, and I would love to taste it!

Unknown said... [Reply]

nice one uma..very healthy too!!!

Beyond Curries said... [Reply]

Lovely, comforting dish Uma. I have missed a couple of your posts, will check them one by one. I'm also going to try this one definitely.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Wow uma,the gravy looks so mouthwatering and ur Husband is great cook too.My husband also makes yummy curries and that is blessing for us.Great

FewMinute Wonders said... [Reply]

Nice.... that your husband is cooking for events. The chili looks very yummy.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Wow... beans... veggies all in one makes it very healthy.. and more over hubby cooking it for you makes it special :-)
The pics look so inviting !!

Indian Khana said... [Reply]

So many beans..thts a gud idea..and as you said healthy too...gud entry for all the events.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

That is one awesome dish up there...

Shreya said... [Reply]

Looks delicious.. great recipe.

ST said... [Reply]

Looks awesome and tasty.....Gr8 recipe.Thanks for sharing..

Meera said... [Reply]

Wow, delcious & healthy!!

Richa said... [Reply]

ur chili looks so d-lish, Uma! healthy as well :)

Unknown said... [Reply]

lovely recipe.. perfect for the events.

Nice entry & Great alick... mouth watering...

Nidhi said... [Reply]

That calls for a lot of veggies...makes for a healthy eat Uma.

Nice recipe.

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

wow that looks really nice uma .. the pic is very tempting

Vanamala Hebbar said... [Reply]

Looks lovely recipe uma. nice pics

Sum Raj said... [Reply]

beans plus spinach sounds interesting..goes well even to rice...nice to hear ur hubby cooks well...

Lakshmi said... [Reply]

superb dish with loads of goodness and also because your hubby cooked it :) Hubby's sometimes come up with good recipes, mine does little cooking too..

Anisheetu said... [Reply]

nice entry for the event...

notyet100 said... [Reply]

this looks so nice ,,,nd healthy too,..nice recipe for all the event,..:-) nd ya hats pink bean,,,?

Sia said... [Reply]

wow!!! that looks really spicy and delicious, just the way i like it:) ur hubby is genious Uma:)

Daily Meals said... [Reply]

Healthy and colourful gravy, Uma!

Medhaa said... [Reply]

this is one healthy curry, will try this soon. Thanks for sharing uma.

Srivalli said... [Reply]

thanks for the lovely entry Uma

EC said... [Reply]

That looks so inviting..thanks for participating

Sunshinemom said... [Reply]

Very nutritious, healthy and great pictures too!

Neha said... [Reply]

so nice, healthy n simple recipe. Bookmarked it, missed this one during my break...

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