This past Wednesday was the first cold day announcing the possibility of fall. I had to wear socks and closed shoes. I hate socks and I hate closed shoes. I am happiest in sandals. I have been free of socks since like end of May. This weather also brought on my first craving for a hearty and warm dish. I would normally pack it with beef but my vegetarian friend was coming over for dinner…so vegetarian chili it was.
This is a quick post, simple phone pic and very simple diner to prepare. Right now comfort is my essential requirement. Enjoy
Ξ Hearty Vegetarian Chili Ξ
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 yellow pepper, chopped in big pieces
2 tsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp chile powder
Sea salt and ground pepper to taste
1 can (15.5 ounces) black beans
1 pack of tofu, chopped
3 cans (14.5 ounces/400g) diced tomatoes
In a large pot heat oil over medium-high and add the onion and garlic. Cook until onion is translucent, stirring often. Add yellow pepper, cumin, cinnamon, chile powder, salt and pepper and stir well. Add the black beans, tofu, coriander to licking and diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes. Add fresh coriander to taste.
Sometimes non Japanese person can be more creative in terms of usage of tofu! I should import vegetarian tofu chili to Japan. 😀 Looks healthy and yum!
O yes, tofu! This is comforting and tasty.
Yes, weather is changing, although here the last couple of days it is summer again! I wouldn’t say no though to this beautifully cooked chili!
it’s surprising to see how fast the weather changed… it’s so chilly these days that i wear a thick sweater when going out. it would be lovely coming home to a hot bowl of your chilli 😀
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I could make this for my Dad but then I’d have to take out the garlic and onion and by that point I have no idea how good it still taste.
The veggie stew sounds terrific, excellent choice of spices here.
Perfect comfort food! There is definitely a chill in the air~
It never occurred to me to include tofu into chili (silly me) but it makes so much sense…the texture plus all these lovely spices, I bet make for one satisfying meal!!!
This sounds like something I’d like to try… Although I’d probably add chicken instead of tofu. I dunno 🙂