Full of colorful vegetables with red and black beans, this flavorful vegetarian chili contains all the elements of a satisfying and delicious Mexican dish. Ruchi Kothari, expert college admissions advisor shared with us this healthy recipe. Ruchi didi mentioned how its a wholesome meal for the kids and adults with full of nutrition.


1 can red kidney beans (15oz)

1 can black beans (150z)

1 cup quinoa, boiled (optional)

1/2 cup onions, chopped

1/2 cup celery, chopped

1/2 cup carrots, chopped

1/2 cup corn, boiled

1/2 cup peeled stewed tomatoes (canned)

1/2 cup crushed tomatoes (canned)

1 tsp green chilies

2 tbsp cilantro, chopped

1/4 cup walnuts

2 cups vegetable broth

2 tbsp red chili powder

1 tbsp roasted cumin powder

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp red chili flakes

pinch of ginger powder



Step 1

Take a medium size pot and heat the oil, add the onions and stir until they get translucent for 1-2 minutes. Continue adding celery, carrots, corn and salt. Combine all the vegetables and saute for another 2-3 minutes. Add the peeled tomatoes and continue stirring. Add 1 cup of vegetable stock and cover the pot to medium to low heat.

Step 2

In a food processor add walnuts, 1/2 cup vegetable stock, 1/2 of the red beans and black beans. Add the bean mixture with the remaining vegetable stock to the pot. Add red chili powder, roasted cumin powder, salt, a pinch of ginger powder and crushed red pepper. Add the tomato sauce and quinoa and continue cooking the mixture on a medium heat. Smash the remaining beans gently with a spoon and add to the pot. Let cook/simmer for 15-20 minutes in low heat.

Step 3

Top the vegetarian chili mixture with cheddar cheese, cilantro and desired side condiments shown in the picture.


Add fresh tomatoes if you are not able to use the canned

Soak red and black beans overnight, wash the beans next morning and cook until soft

Condiments for topping the vegetarian chili: fresh guacamole, homemade or store bought salsa, jalapenos, sour cream, cheddar cheese, and shredded iceberg lettuce

This dish can be cooked in Insta pot (great for college kids)