Warming Food On A Cold Day

The weather was cold today, so we needed warming food for dinner. We had some pumpkin in the fridge, and it needed to be used before it goes bad. I haven’t cooked much with pumpkin and the only foods I could think of were soup, pie and risotto. We had pumpkin soup two weeks ago and I didn’t want to make that again. From allrecipes.com or somewhere I found a chili recipe, which called for pureed pumpkin. The recipe also called for turkey and, in my opinion, too few spices, so I didn’t follow it. But the idea of pureed pumpkin sounded good and I made this chili. It was good and tasty, but I couldn’t taste the pumpkin in it. Maybe I should have diced it instead of pureeing.

chiliChili with Pumpkin

2-3 tbsp oil
1 tsp caraway seeds
1 tsp paprika
0,5 tsp cayenne
pinch chili powder
2 (small) onions
2 shallots
2 (big) garlic cloves
2 fresh chili peppers (I used lemon drop and caronong)
1 red bell pepper
1 can crushed tomatoes
2 handfuls of diced kohlrabi
5 dl pureed pumpkin
1 can kidney beans (2 would be better)
2 dl corn

Chop the onions and shallots coarcely, mince the garlic and fresh chilies. Dice the bell pepper. Heat the oil in a large pot and fry caraway seeds, paprika, cayenne and chili powder for a minute. Add onions, shallots, garlic and chilies and sauté until the onions start to get soft. Add bell pepper and sauté few minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and kohlrabi and bring to boil. Simmer for 5-10 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer 20 more minutes.


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