Soya Mince Chili

There is nothing like a bowl of hot Mexican tantalizing chili on a Winter’s day, when your mood is low as it is soo dark outside! All you want to do is hibernate in your home.

This dish has definitely lifted my spirits and I’m about to get a second serving.

It is super easy to make it doesn’t take much time and at the end you will be one happy bunny!


300g Quorn Soya Mince frozen

2 medium onions diced

1 tin chopped tomatoes

1 tin kidney beans

4 garlic cloves crushed

2 dried red chili

1 veg stock cube

Salt to taste

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tbsp sunflower oil

1 tsp cumin seeds

Fresh lime juice to taste


🌟Heat the oil in a large saucepan on a medium heat sprinkle in the cumin seeds, drop in the chili, onion and crushed garlic. Stir until onion looks translucent

🌟Toss in the tin of crushed tomatoes along with the paprika, crumble in the veg cube and season with salt, bring them to the boil gently.  Put in the soya mince into the tomato sauce and mix well.  Throw in the Kidney beans with the brine

Lower the heat and cook the chili for 30 minutes stirring occasionally, squeeze in a little fresh lime

🌟Serve piping hot with tortilla chips and a dollop of sour cream or creme fraiche


Mexican bean paratha


A delicately spiced Mexican bean unleavened bread which is traditionally an Indian bread. However the fusion of Mexican and Indian in this dish work really well, that you can have the best from both


1 can kidney beans drained & rinsed
1 onion pureed
2 garlic cloves crushed
1 chilli finely chopped
1 tsp cumin and coriander powder
11/2 tsp taco spice mix
1/2 tsp salt
Squeeze of lime
70g grated cheese
2 tbsp crushed tomato/passata
200 g chapatti flour/medium whole wheat flour
Extra flour for rolling out parathas


1. Put onion, garlic, chilli and kidney beans into a food processor and blend to a smooth paste

2. Add cheese, tomato passata, taco spice mix, lime, ground cumin/coriander,salt and blend to combine

3. Slowly put in flour and mix to combine into a soft sticky dough.

4. Meanwhile heat up a tsp of oil in a small non stick frying pan on a slow medium heat

5. Take one heaped tablespoon of dough mixture and form into a ball. You will need extra flour to prevent dough from sticking whilst you roll it out as it is a little wet resulting in soft parathas. Heavily flour a clean surface and roll out to a 10cm diameter round

6. When the oil is sizzling cook the paratha on both sides, using some oil on the other side too until it has brown spots and takes on some brown colour. Repeat for each paratha

7. Once prepared serve with some fresh tomato salsa and guacamole