|This is the most amazing chili you will ever eat with mild Indian spices, your guests will be raving about this one!|
Ingredients For the sauce:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon powdered ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ Serrano pepper, seeded and minced, ( save the half of the Serrano not chopped for the Turkey)
1 teaspoon garam masala
½ teaspoon paprika
1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
2 cups water
Ingredients for the rest of the chili:
4 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup raisins
¼ cup shelled pistachios
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 large white onion, finely diced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely diced
1/2 Serrano pepper (don’t chop )
½ teaspoon salt
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro
1 15 oz. can Canellini beans dried and rinsed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/4 cup half and half
To make the sauce, heat the olive oil in med saucepan over med. heat. add the chopped serrano pepper and cook until tender, then add ginger and the garlic and cook about 1 min. longer. Add the gram masala and paprika and cook for 30 seconds. add the tomato sauce and the water and stir and bring to a boil. reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered for 15 min.
Step 2 .
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over med. heat. Add the raisins and the pistachios and cook, stirring occasionally until the raisins swell up and the pistachios toast lightly about 1 min. and remove from the skillet and place in a bowl and set aside.
Return the skillet to med. heat and add the remaining olive oil. then add the chopped onion and bell pepper and cook until softened and starting to turn brown. about 5 min. and add the cumin, then the remaining not chopped half of the serrano pepper and cook 2 min. more and season with salt. Next add the ground turkey breaking up the lumps and cook till opaque about 5 min. When this step is finished, transfer the mixture to a large pot.
Add the prepared sauce to the turkey and onion mixture and add the drained and rinsed Canellini beans and stir and bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the mixture thickens slightly about 10 min.
Remove the serrano pepper half and discard. stir in the honey, half and half, raisins and pistachios. Taste for seasoning and stir in the cilantro right before serving.
Please do the steps as followed, if you just dump everything in and cook it wont taste the same.