Imran Khan's Chilli Con Carne Recipe

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Imran Khan's Chilli Con Carne
  • Chef: Imran Khan
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Here's for you the Tex-Mex slow burner, chilli cane carne recipe, cooked by Bollywood actor Imran Khan who loves cooking. This one's Imran's personal favorite and specialty.

Ingredients of Imran Khan's Chilli Con Carne

  • A soup pan or ideally something that is deep
  • 2-3 onions, chopped finely
  • 4 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic, slightly crushed
  • (Imran's technique: Crush the whole cloves slightly with the back of a spoon)
  • 1 cup capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp zeera
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Mexican style chilli powder / green chillies
  • 1 kg mutton, minced
  • 2 1/2 cups stock
  • 2 cups pre-boiled rajma (kidney beans)
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • Tex-mex Seasoning / paprika with 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp or to taste Habanero Sauce / Tabasco Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • Grated cheddar cheese for garnish

How to Make Imran Khan's Chilli Con Carne

  • 1.Put the oil in the pan and fry the chopped onions.
  • 2.Once they turn slightly whitish, put in the garlic and the capsicum.
  • 3.Around the time it is being cooked add the seasoning.
  • 4.Add a little bit of zeera, chilli powder and Mexican style chilli powder.
  • 5.Add a little bit more oil to the mixture, because as soon as you season, you have to put in the meat.
  • 6.Mix well. The mixture should be spicy.
  • 7.Once done add the meat. Mix it well and let it cook.
  • 8.Once the meat is semi-cooked and brownish, add the stock to it and let the water evaporate.
  • 9.Now add the salt to it.
  • 10.Add the kidney beans and mix well.
  • 11.Now add the Tex-Mex seasoning and 1/2 tsp of Habanero sauce.
  • 12.It might be difficult for you to find Tex-Mex Seasoning and Habanero sauce which are available in specialty shops, so you can substitute it with paprika and Tabasco sauce.
  • 13.Let it simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • 14.While that cooks, cut a whole onion in slices but not cutting it all the way through the root. Cut so that the bottom is intact like an onion blossom.
  • 15.Place is this onion in the center of the dish to enhance the flavor. Cover it and let it cook.
  • 16.You could add a bit more of the chilli sauce and Tabasco to spice it up.
  • 17.Garnish it with some grated cheddar and serve with Garlic Bread.
  • 18.Tip: Do not throw away the water in which the rajma is soaked because if the chilli con carne becomes thick you can add this water.