Indian Spiced Chili

November 13, 2012


I’m not sure what to call this dish. It’s basically chili with Indian spices, lentils, and some other touches that make it stand out from your typical southwest chili. I love the lentils in this dish and, of course, naan bread on the side.

1 yellow onion, chopped
14 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup lentils, soaked in water overnight (or at least 3 hours)
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
38 oz can crushed tomatoes
3 cups vegetable stock
1 Tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon cardamom
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon ground mustard seed
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
2 Tablespoons olive oil

Directions: In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil and onions. Stir for a few minutes and then add the spices. When fragrant, add the remaining ingredients to the pot. If needed, add water to cover the vegetables. Add salt as well, if desired. Bring to a boil and then allow to simmer for 30 min, until the soup gets thick and all the veggies are tender.


Serve with a side of toasted, garlic naan bread for dipping.


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Jess November 14, 2012 at 12:05 am

I love all those flavors. We ate so many dishes like this in India in April, and I crave them. Not to mention that everything is better with naan on the side.

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods November 15, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Ooh, I’ve always wanted to travel to India. So amazing!

natalie@thesweetslife November 13, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Love the sound of this!!

Campbell November 13, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Definitely making this! nom nom

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods November 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Is it Paleo approved? ;)

Campbell November 13, 2012 at 2:36 pm

For the most part. I’ll just have to add lots of MEAT!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods November 13, 2012 at 11:10 pm

haha! you win!

Aparna B. November 13, 2012 at 9:55 am

YUM! What’s funny is when I make chili, I basically make it like this to begin with hahaha. Except I’ll use some garbanzo beans too :) Sounds tasty!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods November 13, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I thought about using garbanzo beans. Will have to add them next time!

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