Saturday, January 28, 2012

Chocolate Chili

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BM#12W2, Day6: Hope my readers aren't bored of seeing only sweet recipes.. Well, for a change, I am posting a savory recipe. Here in this Chili recipe,Chocolate is used as a flavoring agent to enhance the flavor of the Chili. Caution must be used to not go overboard with the chocolate. We want it to be subtly present but never overpowering. Base recipe from Allrecipes.

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  • 1-1/4 Cup Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1 Cup Red Kidney Bean, soaked overnight and cooked/pressure-cooked till tender
  • 1/2 Large Yellow Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Small Red Tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 3-4 B& G Hot Cherry Peppers
  • 4 Cups Homemade Chicken Stock
  • 1 Bell Pepper (I used 1/2 Yellow and 1/2 Green Pepper)
  • 3 Large Garlic Cloves, finely grated/minced
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Black Pepper or more/less
  • 1 Tsp Cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1-1/4 Tbsp Coarsely Chopped Unsweetened Dark Chocolate
  • Olive Oil for Cooking
  • Green Onions for Garnish
  • In a thick bottomed pan, heat the oil and brown the onions and peppers.
  • Add the ground turkey and grated garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Take 1/2 Cup of the cooked beans and puree it with little chicken stock. Set aside. Add the remaining beans, tomatoes, brown sugar and chopped cherry peppers. Season with salt and ground pepper.
  • Chop about 1-1/2 Tbsp of unsweetened chocolate and set aside. Please don't go beyond the said limit. 
  • Dilute the cornstarch with little chicken stock. Add it to the pan along with the chicken stock and the bean puree. Let it cook for about 15 minutes on a medium flame until the chili thickens.
  • Switch off the stove and add the chocolate. 
  • Transfer to serving bowls and garnish with spring onions.
    Sending this to Srivalli's Chocolate Mela

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    1. Interesting chili.. how did it taste? Since you added very little chocolate, could you taste it in the chili

    2. Hi.. 1st time on your space. And this chocolate chilli was what I saw first! How innovative! I've never heard of such a dish! Loved it. :)
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    3. Usha: Wanted to go easy the first time cause I wasn't sure how it would taste.Yes, I could taste the subtle flavor of bittersweet chocolate. It even "slightly" changed the color of my chili.

    4. looks good...kind of like a simple mole sauce!

    5. Wow chocolate chilli looks absolutely fabulous,just love the colour of the dish.

    6. is that some yummy delight or what ?? Chocolate in a savoury dish.. way to go.. !!

      lovely recipes CL., and happy to run the BM with you too :)

    7. is that some yummy delight or what ?? Chocolate in a savoury dish.. way to go.. !!

      lovely recipes CL., and happy to run the BM with you too :)

    8. Mouthwatering Recipe..Very Innovative one


    9. Very interesting CL..can't imagine how it might taste..should try it sometime..

    10. wat a recipe madamjee? loved it but let me try it vegetarian version.

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    11. This is so different .. chocolate chilli .. need to taste it only then can imagine its taste

    12. That's an interesting and wonderful recipe... Love the chocolate combination!!

    13. Chocolate and chilli sound like an innovative combo! looks like a dessert :)

    14. Very innovative and interesting! Nice blog!


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