Healthy Bowl Of Goodness!

Packed with vegetables, beans and tons of flavor, this Vegetarian Chili is super easy to make and is ready in no time! This is the best one-pot meal I have ever put together! If you choose the ingredients carefully this recipe can be vegan too, just avoid dairy and chicken broth. So fix yourself a batch of this Vegetarian Chili today! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Ingredients:

  • Olive Oil – 2 Tbs
  • Red Onion – 1 Small or 1/2 Medium (Chopped)
  • Garlic – 3 Medium or 2 Large Cloves (Minced)
  • Green Chili – 1 (Finely Chopped) – Optional
  • Cumin Powder – 1 Tsp
  • Coriander Powder – 1 Tsp
  • Red Chili Powder – 1/2 Tsp
  • Bay Leaf – 1 Small
  • Quinoa – 1/4 Cup (Uncooked)
  • Black Beans – 1 Can (Rinsed and drained)
  • Corn – 1 Cup (Uncooked)
  • Green Bell Pepper – 1 Small or 1/2 Medium (Chopped)
  • Tomato – 1 Large (Chopped)
  • Low Sodium Vegetable Broth/ Chicken Broth – 2 Cups (1/2 Cup more if required)
  • Salt and Pepper – To Taste
  • Cilantro/ Coriander – To Garnish
  • Lime/ Lemon – To Taste

 

Method:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, green chili and fry for 2-3 minutes
  2. Add bay leaf, cumin, coriander and red chili powder
  3. Cook and stir occasionally until onion is tender (About 5-7 minutes), then add the quinoa, black beans, corn and green bell pepper
  4. Add the chopped tomato. Season with salt & pepper and mix well
  5. Now pour the vegetable/ chicken broth. Reduce heat to low, cover pot and cook for another 30 minutes or until the quinoa and veggies are cooked through
  6. Add more veg/ chicken broth if required
  7. Season with cilantro, lime/ lemon and serve hot! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Happy Friday people! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Tips:

  1. You can also add a Tsp of oregano with cumin and coriander
  2. You can replace the veg/ chicken broth with stock cubes
  3. Add a Tsp/ Tbs of butter and/or sour cream before serving
  4. For extra goodness add a Tbs of Basil Pesto

 

 

 

 

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