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Mexican Hot Pot

Preeti Varma | October 15, 2020
Mexican Hot Pot

A hot pot is traditionally a soup consisting of a flavoured broth to which different vegetables and meats are added while the broth simmers. It may require a bit of pre-preparation but once it is cooked, it is the perfect comforting meal. Delicious in taste with a lingering aroma, this dish is ideal for a weekend indulgence.


Kidney beans – 1 cup; soak overnight

Mutton – 500 gms (boneless); cut into small cubes

Capsicum – 150 gms; cut into chunks

Tomatoes – 1 kg; cut into pieces

Corn – ½ cup

Butter – 2 tbsp

Ginger – 50 gms; finely chopped

Garlic – 50 gms; finely chopped

Onions – 150 gms; finely chopped

Pepper – 1 tsp

Salt to taste


  1. Boil the kidney beans carefully ensuring there is no breakage. Keep aside.
  2. Make a thick puree with 750 gms of tomatoes. Keep aside.
  3. Fry the onions, ginger and garlic in butter till light brown.
  4. Add the salt and pepper.
  5. Add the mutton cubes and corn and pressure cook till done.
  6. Add the kidney beans and tomato puree and bring to a boil.
  7. Add the chopped capsicum and tomatoes and boil again.

Serve piping hot with a bowl of rice and watch your family and friends devour this wholesome meal on a cold winter night. Do share your experience of making this one pot meal in the comment box below.

Preeti Varma

Preeti Varma spent many years in the tea estates of North Bengal. She was well known for her culinary skills and was adept at all kinds of global cuisines. She is now based in Delhi and is a full-fledged painter and artist currently working with art furniture.


Her company Enviroscapes, works on project concept coordination, design, landscaping, interiors, murals and paintings. She has had numerous solo exhibitions for her paintings but her installations are part of private and corporate collections

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