Aubergine and Borlotti Bean Chilli 

I love spicy food. This has a bit of a kick to it but can easily be adapted to suit anyone’s chilli tolerance. I have really been missing spicy food as my family do not like spicy food, mainly my dad, as he can not cope with any chilli in meals. I really miss this chilli so while my parents were away I managed to make it. I served it with my homemade salsa and guacamole and baked sweet potato instead of rice but you can serve it with anything you like. I made this for my brother and his girlfriend as they can tolerate more spice than my dad. I didn’t realise how much I missed this dish until I had it again. It is a great all seasons meal as it is comforting and warm in the winter but also perfect in the summer with fresh guacamole and salsa.

I use a lot of smoked paprika in this recipe as I love the smokey flavour it brings to the dish alongside the heat of the chilli. It is a relatively quick and easy meal to make but is better if it can be stewed for an hour or so. I always love one pot meals that can be left to simmer away so I can get on with other jobs, such as job applications at the moment.

Ingredients (serves 3)

  • 1 aubergine
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped (seeds and all!)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tin borlotti beans
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp whole coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • Handful fresh coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pan gently sweat down the onions and garlic in some olive oil. While this is happening chop the aubergine and peppers into 2 cm pieces. Once the onions are soft add the aubergine and peppers and green chilli and cook for a few minutes.
  2. In a pestle and mortar crush the whole coriander seeds into a fine powder. Add the crushed coriander seeds, smoked paprika and cumin to the pan and cook for a few minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes and borlotti bean then simmer for 30 minutes (or until all of the vegetables are soft).
  3. Season to taste then stir through the fresh coriander and serve!

Enjoy! H x


16 thoughts on “Aubergine and Borlotti Bean Chilli 

  1. Loved the fresh guacamole and salsa.
    I feel like mixing up all and adding in my corn tortilla for a yummy brunch!

  2. Hello Hermione! We have nominated your blog for the Liebster Award which is a way for fellow bloggers to reach out to one another and discover new blogs too. Details can be found on our blog post:

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    1. Thank you so much Linda! That is fantastic, I will definitely be participating! I will let you know when my post is up!

      It is so amazing to hear when people like my blog, thank you for the nomination, I’m overwhelmed and incredibly excited. Now to start answering those questions and choose my 10 favourite blogs!
      Hermione x

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