Spicy smoky chili is our all time favorite. Today I am going to share one variation of this hearty stew. This aromatic Chipotle chicken chili with cauliflower and kidney beans is a meal in itself and perfect for the winter. Cauliflower and chicken complements each other beautifully. We had this stew along side some cilantro lime rice.
To get the authentic test of any recipe you ought to use the right ingredients. A simple chocolate cake tastes delicious only when you use a very good quality chocolate. Italian pasta and other dishes are incomplete without a good amount of parmigiano-reggiano cheese grated on top. Similarly when it comes to a good chili, the smoky earthy flavour makes the dish complete and close to authentic.
I had tasted chili first in a mexican restaurant and we quite liked it. When I searched internet for a good recipe many called for chipotle or smoked paprika. As we don’t get chipotle chili powder her in India, my best substitute was chili powder. We did like the homemade version but still there was a lack of punch.
Few days back while searching for some spice I came across Chipotle Mexican Chili powder here. I have seen the usage of Chipotle chili powder in many mexican recipe and I badly wanted to know how different this is from other chili powders. It has an intense smoky flavour and the chili powder was literally looking burnt. Find more about Chipotle Chilis here . This is going to be my pantry staple from now on. If you are thinking about Mexican you can not just skip Chipotle.