Posts Tagged ‘spicy’

Veggie chilli for two!

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Ingredients:

  • Pack of veggie mince (Quorn)
  • 3 onions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 red or green chilli, chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • Handful of fresh coriander
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 peppers, sliced
  • 5 mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 small bar chocolate (yes, really!)
  • Pinch curry powder
  • Cooked rice, to serve!

Serves: 2

Method:

  1. Head the oil in a large pan, then add the onions, peppers, garlic and chillies. Stir thoroughly, then add the chilli powder, curry powder and chillies.
  2. When the onions are golden, add the mushrooms and cook for a further few minutes.
  3. Add the mince, tomatoes, kidney beans, a cup of water, lime zest and juice, broken up chocolate and chopped coriander.  Simmer for 20 mins.
  4. Serve with rice and enjoy!

Aloo Tamatar (spiced potatoes and tomatoes)

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ tsp cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • Olive oil
  • 3 onions, sliced
  • 2 spoons garlic and ginger paste
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 5-6 tomatoes, chopped
  • 5 potatoes, boiled and chopped
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala

Serves: 4

Method:

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Once heated, add the cumin seeds and onions and sauté until brown.
  2. Add the garlic and ginger paste and green chilli – mix well. Add chopped tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Mix all the remaining spices (coriander, chilli powder, Garam masala) into a small glass of water (this prevents burning in the pan).
  4. Add the cooked potatoes and salt to taste, and leave to simmer for a further 10 minutes.
  5. Serve hot and enjoy!