Friday, January 8, 2010

Vegetarian Chili with Eggless Corn Bread

  There is nothing like a hot bowl of chili on a cold winter day. It is the perfect combination
of protein, carbohydrates, spices and with colorful vegetables. Don’t be intimated
with the list of ingredients. Basically all you need is different beans, veggies and spices.
Kidney Beans – 3/4 cup
Chick Peas – 3/4 cup
White Beans – 1/4 cup
Pink Beans – 1/4 cup
Celery – 2 Stalks
Onion – 1 big
Green pepper – 1(Chopped into fine pieces)
Red pepper – 1(Chopped into fine pieces)
Carrot – 1(Chopped into small pieces)
Tomato – 5(Medium sized)
Garlic – 4 cloves(Chopped finely)
Jalapeno pepper – 2 (optional)
Cayenne Pepper – 2 tsp or more as per your taste
Salt – 1 1/2 tsp or per your taste
Bay leaves  - 2
Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
Oregano leaves – 2 tsp
Water – 3/4th cup
Olive oil – 1 tbsp
Black pepper – 1 tsp(or to your taste)
Lemon juice – 1 tsp(optional to your taste)
1) Soak all the dry beans overnight and add salt and cook till tender.
2) Heat 2 to 3 cups of water till it reaches boiling and then place the tomatoes and
cover and keep it for 5 minutes.
3) Put a pan and heat a tsp of oil, once the oil is hot add the finely chopped
garlic and bay leaves.
4) Once the garlic is slightly browned, add the chopped onions and stir till it is
slightly brown now add celery, bell pepper, carrot, jalapeno peppers.
5) Saute for 10 minutes and now add the peeled and crushed tomatoes, water,
cayenne pepper, salt, cumin powder, oregano leaves and the cooked beans and
simmer for 30 minutes. Depending on your preference adjust the consistency by
adding more or less water.
6) Add black pepper and little bit of lemon juice and serve with a piece of corn bread.
Corn Bread
Preparation Time – 10 minutes
Cooking Time – 20-30 minutes
Serves - 6
Stoneground Whole Cornmeal – 1 cup
Whole wheat flour – 1/4 cup
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Baking soda – 1/4 tsp
Buttermilk – 1 cup
Ener-g Egg replacer – 1 1/2 tsp
Water – 2 Tbsp
Salt – 1 tsp
1) Preheat the oven to reach 350 degree Fahrenheit.
2) Combine all the dry ingredients – Cornmeal, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
3) Take Ener-g egg replacer add water and beat till fluffy, now add the buttermilk and whip once again.
4) Now slowly add this to the dry ingredients and mix well.
5) Pour the batter into a parchment paper lined baking pan and bake for 20-30 minutes till a knife
inserted at the center comes out clean.
6) Remove the bread from the parchment paper and cool in a wire rack.
7) Once cooled slice and enjoy with your chili.
Event Participation
1) The cornbread goes to Baking with Corn meal event hosted by Madhuram of eggless cooking.
2) The chili goes to MLLA 19th helping hosted by EC an event started by Susan.


Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Wowww!!!!looks great dear:)

Sarah Naveen said...

Vegetarian chili sounds great..looks simply delicious..

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Healthy whole meal.....

Shri said...

I am drooling here...literally!

Renu said...

great bake!!!!...I recently baked corn was a very different experience....

SE said...

looks great and healthy..all what is needed in this cold winter..

Mriganayani said...

This is perfect comfort food for cold winter days - love the corn bread!

iRaw said...

Chili and cornbread are so perfectly paired - this looks delicious!

simplyfood said...

This looks delicious.I will try the corn bread as never baked that before at home.

Rachana Kothari said...

A perfect meal:) looks simply delicious.
Have a great weekend.

Madhuram said...

That's a terrific combination. This reminds me that it's been a while since I made chili. Thank you very much for sending it to the event.

kothiyavunu said...

wow!!veg chilli looks delicious..wish to taste it with corn bread rite now.:)

Pavithra said...

Wow that one whole healthy meal looks too tempting...

Priya said...

Feel like grabbing that whole bowl of chilli, as u said its quite prefect for this winter, cornbread looks fantastic..Healthy dishes togehter!

Gulmohar said...

wholesome meal..yummm

Cham said...

Wonderful Southern food! Both are delicious !

Priya Narasimhan said...

vegetarian chili sounds so healthy with so many different varieties of bean..corn bread looks good too..

shanthi said...

Excellent combo and very healthy dish.

Divya Vikram said...

Long since I dropped by your space. Corn bread sounds like a perfect combo with the chili!

Preety said...

never tried chilli but looks amazing and makes a great lunch too

Prathibha said...

Lovely bread with the side dish.perfect for dinners..I always admire ur healthy recipes dear..gr8 job

Parita said...

Truly comforting meal!!

Nandini said...

It's very tempting and awesome!

sowmya.s said...

long time i baked a bread..yours is totally tempting me to do it soon...

my kitchen said...

Perfect baking & yummy vegetables

notyet100 said...

ummm yummy platter

Katy ~ said...

The vegetarian chili looks very very good. Will save this for the allergic-to-everything kid. She will enjoy this!

PJ said...

I wish you lived a bit closer to my house, so you could drop by with such awesome dishes :) Looks so comforting and healthy. I make a similar chilli with some soy granules.. tastes fantastic! Corn-bread is looking great.. I should try that sometime.

Rohini said...

That sounds like a great combo... Loved the idea of corn bread too!

Sayantani said...

thats a healthy meal. I make vegetable chili a lot but corn bread is new to me. will definitely give it a try. the platter looks so delicious.

Anonymous said...

wat an awesome combo and a fullfilling meal. looks too gud

Sush said...

i got a convection oven recently & will surely try this corn bread as it looks very simple & tempting

AshKuku said...

A vegetarians' delight...... Indeed!!!!!!


Angie's Recipes said...

Simple yet delicious..and I love the wholemeal bread.


Thats a perfect breakfast to kick start a day! sounds very interesting!

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow..the bread with buttermilk..this is something looks nice..

chakhlere said...

what a lovely healthy and hearty meal. loved the bread.

EC said...

Lovely dishes..both sound tasty as well as healthy, thanks for the entry

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks a lot all for taking time and efforts in visiting and leaving your comments.

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