Rajma (Vegetarian Chili)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

A nice Indian take on chili. Recipe courtesy Padma Lakshmi Show on Foodnetwork: Melting Pot, Episode: Padma's Passport--My Mother's Kitchen

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan set over moderate heat, warm the oil until hot, add the onions and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, tomatoes, gingerroot, cumin seeds, Garam Masala, lemon pepper, and dried red pepper flakes, if desired, and simmer the mixture, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the beans and salt and pepper to taste, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes more.
  4. Stir in the lemon juice and cilantro.
Most Helpful

This was okay but I felt was missing something, but it may have been that I subbed chili powder for the garam masala.

ellie_ January 17, 2012