Wednesday 12 September 2007

Vegetarian Chilli Con Carni ... (Fat Free)

If you like chilli con carni you are certain to love my vegetarian chilli con carni recipe!

It is packed with flavour and it is uses no oil and is fat free!

This dish tasted delicious and when you have finished eating it, you will feel like you have not missed out on meat because it will have tasted so good.

If you are vegetarian, on a diet or if you are a meat eater and you have not got meat in at the time then this recipe is for you. This chilli con carni recipe will leave you feeling pleasantly satisfied as it tastes wonderful !

1 Medium Onion (diced small)
1/2 Red Large Pepper (diced small)
1 Tin Flageolet Beans
1 flat mushroom (cut small)
1/2 Tin Cherry Tomatoes
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
2 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
2 Garlic Cloves (crushed chopped)
Tomato Puree
Pinch Parsley
Small Pinch Black Pepper

Note: ........You can fry your onions in olive oil if you like instead - it will still be just as healthy! Also you can use red kidney beans if it is your preference it will still be just as tasty!

Put a little water into your pan and cook your onions for approx 10 minutes and the water has dried out, add a little more water if necessary.

Add your 1/2 tin of cherry tomatoes with its juices and stir well, cook on a medium heat - cook for a few minutes. Add your parsley, 1/2 tsp cumin and your cayenne pepper.

Add you red peppers then add your garlic, if it starts to get too thick add a little water to loosen it up.

Now add another 1/2 tsp of your cumin powder. Keep cooking then add your mushrooms, then your paprika and stir well.

Rinse your beans and add them to your pan, stir well and simmer for a few minutes then add some tomato puree with a little more water and a tiny pinch of salt(optional) stir well and simmer for 5-10 minutes on low heat.

Serve with rice, bread or in a bowl as it is. We ate ours with some bulgar wheat - it tasted fantastic! Enjoy Jeenas Vegetarian Chilli Con Carni Recipe! :)


Dori said...

Hi Jeena...this looks great! By exchanging links are u referring to the blogroll?

Viji said...

Lovely Recipe Jeena. Viji

Anonymous said...

hey Jeena,

slow down. so many recipes and so little time to try them all;)

how do u manage to cook and take pictures simaltaneously???? Jeena is ONE or MANY????

if i ever try to do this my camera would end up in the pan:)))))

great work.



Chef Jeena said...

Hey Meeso thanks for stopping by yes I mean your blogroll. :)

Thanks for your comment Viji. :)

Sam your comment made me chuckle :D Although some recipes you can cook real quick, I think the secret to some cooking is to just take your time with it and let it all come together

.........other than that just rush round trying to get it all done on time hoping not to drop your camera in the pan! :D

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said...

great Jeena,
all fat free stuff...luv it!!!

FH said...

Beans look beautiful:)

Kribha said...

I second sam. Really amazed with the speed you are posting recipes. Nice healthy one.

Padma said...

Never heard of Flageolet beans, b ut they resemble like cannelini beans for me...nice veggie delight...I love those red cherry tomatoes colour..

Seena said...

Looking lovely with rice, might be good with chapathis too..

Prajusha said...

Nice recipe.looks colourful.

Sharmi said...

delicious chilli, wanted to taste some:( I will make this sometime.

Lissie said...

nice recipe, jeena! it resembles our rajma recipe.
please do include me in your blog list. you are already there in my adorable foodies list!

Finla said...

Vegetarian chilli that is a new one. It looks good. I always love the way you have step by step recipes.

Sonu said...

hi jeena, i have tried most of your chicken receipes...coz im a chicken freak,and its turned out amazing!!!! thanks for the receipe jeena

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Sona thanks for your comment. :)

Thanks for stopping by Asha. :)

I do like my healthy food as well as my treats Kribha :) Thanks for the lovely comment. :)

Hey padma yes you could use cannelli beans if you liked, glad you liked the post. :)

Hey Seena yes this would be great with bread too. :)

Hi Prajusha thanyou for commenting. :)

Hey Sharmi let me know how it goes if you do. :)

Hey Lissie I would love to try out some of your rajma too. :)

Hi Happy cook thankyou for the lovely comment. :)

Hey Sonu I love chicken too! Thankyou for the comment I am so happy that my recipes turned out great for you. :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. This chilli looks great! Can't wait to try.