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Spicy Indian Chili

Spice Islands®

Spicy Indian Chili


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour

4 servings


2 tablespoons Mazola® Corn Oil

1 medium onion, chopped

1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

2 jalapeno peppers, seeded, finely chopped

1 tablespoon Spice Islands® Ground Ginger

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Minced Garlic

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Cumin

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Coriander

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Turmeric

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Cayenne Pepper

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Chili Powder

1 pound lean ground beef OR lamb

1 can (14 ounces) fire roasted tomatoes

1 can (14 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

1 tablespoon peanut butter

1/2 Spice Islands® Bay Leaves

1/2 cup beef OR vegetable broth

2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Garam Masala

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Optional: Greek-type yogurt OR sour cream, chopped cucumber


Heat oil in large skillet.  Sauté onion, bell pepper and jalapenos for 2 minutes. Add ginger, garlic, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cayenne pepper and chili powder and cook 1 minute.

Add ground beef and cook until beef is cooked through and no pink remains.  Add tomatoes, garbanzo beans, peanut butter, bay leaf and beef broth.  Cover and simmer 30 minutes over low heat.  Remove from heat and add garam masala and cilantro.

If desired garnish with yogurt and cucumbers.

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