White bean chilli soup

white bean chilli soup



Try this vegetarian white beans chilli made with corn, bell peppers, white beans, garbanzo beans. I used sour cream here which added tangy tasty to soup. Adding sour cream reduces the spicy taste in the soup and if desired more spicier add in extra chilli/paprika.

Health Benefits:

All beans are an excellent source of fiber, which slows the digestion, helps to regulate blood sugar, and can help lower cholesterol.  You know how the song goes, and it’s true that beans are good for your heart!! I’ve even heard some nutrition experts say to eat as many beans as you want because they say “you’ll get full before you get fat on beans!”

Enjoy this soup with any breads of your choice.

I served this with spiced corn bread (link)

Preparation time-15 minutes
Cooking time-35 minutes


  • White kidney beans-1can (rinsed and drained)
  • Garbanzo beans-1can (rinsed and drained)
  • Chopped bell peppers/capsicum-1
  • Chopped onions-1large
  • Chopped tomatoes-2medium
  • Sweet corn-1/2cup
  • Vegetables broth/water-2-3cups
  • Chopped chiles-3-4
  • Jalapeno peppers-2 small (deseeded and chopped)
  • Chilli powder-2tsp
  • Ground cumin-2tsp
  • Ground black pepper-1/4tsp
  • Minced garlic-4cloves
  • Sour cream-1cup
  • Salt- to taste
  • Olive oil-2tsp


  • Heat oil in a saucepan add peppers, onions and garlic. Cook over a medium heat for 3-4minutes.
  • Add in all the ingredients except sour cream and continue to cook for 8-10minutes on a medium low flame/ until mixture comes to a full boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Adjust the consistency as required by adding water/broth and continue to cook on a low flame for 15-18minutes / until the mixture is slightly thickened.
  • Remove from heat, stir in sour cream and cilantro if desired.

Serve immediately.


  • Spices can be personalized as per the taste.
  • Any other beans can be included for variation.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on October 2, 2014, in International, Soups, Salad and Wraps. Bookmark the permalink. 27 Comments.

  1. yum.. perfect for this weather


  2. This would warm me up nicely on a cold day!


  3. The soup sounds very delicious, I will try it. I just prefer to use dry beans etc.


  4. Ooooo. looks so tempting. Your photos are getting more awesome with each post ❤


  5. looks super cool…have never tried these beans…


  6. Sounds delicious!


  7. It looks so fresh and delicious! I love beans and it is always great to discover a new recipe! 🙂


  8. YESSS ! – my kinda thing.
    Good on you, Chitra ! 🙂
    I may go a bit easier on all them chillies but. [grin]


  9. This look delicious. I have yet to make a white chili, not sure why. I guess it is time to finally make one!


  10. Looks great Chitra!

    TC! Keep smiling 🙂 happy cooking 🙂


  11. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    The last few weeks we’ve been having white beans often. This sounds great and should be pretty easy to prepare. Have a good day! 🙂


    • Oh so you must have been trying lots of new stuffs in your kitchen with white beans… thatz nice to know Jackie and glad you liked my recipe as well…. feels good… please letmme know how you like it when you do…. thanx Jackie. .. good day… 🙂

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  12. A wonderfoul special soup to serve with that divine special cornbread! Yummm!


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