Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Vegetarian Chili Con Soya Ver 2.0

I love working with Soya Granules or what is sold here as Texturised Vegetable Protein. They are so versatile and take the flavour of all kinds of spices and seasonings very well. One of the foods I make with soya granules is Vegetarian Chili. I posted my original recipe for a Classice Chili Con Soya in 2008 on this blog!! It makes for a delicious meal with some freshly steamed rice.

This recipe makes a more taco style chile with a thicker sauce that will do justice to crispy hot tacos or a nice chunk of freshly baked bread which can be soaked into the flavourful sauce:)

1 cup dry soy granules
2 celery sticks, chopped fine
1 tomato, minced
1 poblano pepper, chopped fine
1/2 cup green peas
1/2 cup kidney beans, cooked
2-4 tbsp cilantro, chopped fine
1/2 cup tomato paste
2 tbsp taco seasoning, organic
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp cumin seeds

  1. Heat 2 cups water and a pinch of salt in a saucepan. Add the soya granules and boil for 5-6 minutes.
  2. Strain and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large non-stick pan. Add the cumin seeds. When they begin to roast, ass the chopped celery, and then the poblano peppers. Stir and fry for a five minutes.
  4. Now add the strained soya granules, and continue frying on a medium heat until the granules begin to brown. 
  5. Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, and 2 cups water. Stir a couple of times and then simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Throw in the peas, kidney beans, and the taco seasoning with another 2-3 cups water. Simmer until the sauce thickens, season with salt and fresh cilantro.
  7. Serve hot in tacos or with some good bread.

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  1. New for me and looks yum...love the combo

  2. Yumm, tats a droolworthy chili con soya, soo yummy..

  3. Love chili in this chilly weather. Yours looks delicious.

  4. wow..full meal...looks yumm...I would love a hot bowl of this

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  5. I do with Morning star (meal starter)- i simply love the crumble and texture! That is a good one :)

  6. I don't use soya granules often, but this seems the perfect recipe for them :-)



  7. OMG !!! It looks so scrumptious. I can grab and eat that bowl right now. I am fixing my lunch, so super hungry :)


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