Preparation / Directions:
Saute first five ingredients in oil until limp. Add tofu and saute until
browned. Mix the spices together in a bowl and sprinkle into the pot. Mix
thoroughly. Add water, tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. If desired, at
this point, add the kidney beans. Taste and correct seasoning. The
addition of 1 tsp to 1 tblsp of cayenne pepper can make this gradually more
spicy. As the recipe reads, itUs fairly tame. NOTE: The ground chilis are
NOT chili powder. Most chili powder is made up of a combination of chilis,
oregano, cumin, salt and garlic. If chili powder is all you can find, then
you will have to readjust the cumin and oregano amounts.