Vegetarian Chili Recipe

Looking for an easy Vegetarian Chili recipe? Learn how to make Vegetarian Chili using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by visha

Makes 10 servings



By Nigella Lawson, author of Feast: Food to Celebrate Life. From Cookstr.

Recipe Ingredients for Vegetarian Chili

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium onions, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 large red bell peppers, deseeded and finely diced, yields 3 cups
2 teaspoons chili flakes, to taste
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
3 tsp cardamom, ground
1 1/2 cups red lentils
3 cups tomato pulp, or tomato puree
3 cups water
3 cups red kidney beans
1/4 cup tomato ketchup
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa

Recipe Directions for Vegetarian Chili

  1. In a large pan ? one that will take everything later and that has a lid ? heat the oil and fry the onion, garlic and bell peppers until everything softens, about 10 minutes. Add the chili, coriander, cumin and cardamom pods, stirring everything around in the spices. Tip in the lentils and stir again.

  2. Stir in the canned chopped tomatoes, water, kidney beans, ketchup, tomato paste and cocoa and bring the mixture to the boil. Simmer, covered, for about 45 minutes stirring frequently. If the mixture is too liquid ? check every now and again ? uncover the pan slightly as it cooks.

  3. The best way to approach this is as with the chilli con carne, so cook the above ahead of time and then transfer to an ovenproof dish ? I use an old Pyrex one which is about 9 x 13 inches and about 3 inches deep ? and keep, once cooled, in the fridge until you?re ready to top with cornbread and bake.

  4. The cornbread topping is exactly as for the , only you?ll need half quantities; and I find in a dish of about these dimensions, the veggie-chilli needs about 25 minutes at 425F.

  5. The accompaniments of extra grated cheese, guacamole and sour cream are as for the , too.

Categories

Beans, Main Dish, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 302.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
375
Calories from Fat
36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.0g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
108mg
4%
Potassium
1568mg
45%
Total Carbohydrates
65.6g
22%
Dietary Fiber
20.3g
81%
Sugars
9.8g
Protein
22.3g
Vitamin A 32% Vitamin C 97%
Calcium 9% Iron 44%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin C
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