Adjective "Chili" definition and examples

(Chili may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈtʃɪli/

Definitions and examples

noun

A small hot-tasting pod of a variety of capsicum, used in sauces, relishes, and spice powders. There are various forms with pods of differing size, colour, and strength of flavour.
  1. 'Add onion, garlic, chilies, cumin, and salt and pepper to taste, and continue cooking until onion is softened.'
  2. 'To make it palatable, he has used tomatoes, tamarind sauce, onions, chillies and a drop of virgin Olive oil.'
  3. 'Starting from crushed tomatoes, add oregano, basil, thyme, chilies, real Parmesan, fresh garlic and more.'
  4. 'The kulcha naan was stuffed with vegetables, onions, fresh chillies and covered with coriander.'
  5. 'And zesty salsa and smoky chipotle chilies replace the chili sauce for a more interesting interplay of flavors.'
  6. 'Mix the olive oil, crushed chillies and thyme leaves with sea salt and black pepper.'
  7. 'I tried the Rajasthan chicken, described as being smeared with fresh ginger and chillies and a coriander sauce.'
  8. 'Make shallots, garlic, red chilies, ground coriander, ground cumin, ground pepper, trassi and turmeric into a paste.'
  9. 'It was roasted lobster, sole and lobster ‘caviar’ with saffron-tarragon polenta, olives, chiles, peppers and fennel.'
  10. 'A typical paste will contain lots of chiles, garlic, shallots, lemongrass, galangal, shrimp paste, black pepper, and sea salt.'
  11. 'Again, Gus had the better of the two dishes, the monkfish done to perfection and complemented beautifully by chilli and ginger.'
  12. 'The chicken is seasoned with a blend of jalapeno, cayenne, chili, and black and white pepper.'
  13. 'Cook with the chilli and turmeric with sufficient amount of water.'
  14. 'If you want to read about roast dog and human placenta wine, or just try recipes such as Keralan mussels with ginger and chilli, or roast pork and clam sticky rice, this book is for you.'
  15. 'Lunch consists of rice served with vegetable and meat curries and sauces such as sambol, a spicy mixture of grated coconut and chili, peppers, pickles, and chutneys.'
  16. 'Add the flour, salt, chilli, and turmeric and fry on a slow fire till the flour is well roasted.'
  17. 'I want a bitter creamy spicy drink, laced with cinnamon or chilli, and dark and rich as - well, as chocolate.'
  18. 'Heat half a tablespoon of ghee or oil, in a pan, and fry the coriander leaves along with the chilli, pepper and cumin seeds, till you get an aroma.'
  19. 'The use of the word ‘pepper’ came into existence when it was observed that chili evoked a similar response to that of black pepper.'
  20. 'Adding some vinegar, pepper and chili in raw or cold food is also helpful in protecting one from diarrhea.'
  21. 'I am bracing myself to hear about his chili or chicken cutlets.'
  22. 'And when you see beer, chili, and Buffalo Wings, you know you're probably at a sporting event in the States.'
  23. 'I ate the traditional chili, pigs-in-a-blanket and nachos.'
  24. 'My companions fell for the chicken and mushroom vol-au-vents served with salad and the chilli in pitta bread clicked with our photographer.'
  25. 'The yummy chili, burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, and onion rings in Johnny Rockets are free, but there is a charge for the shakes, malts, and other beverages.'
  26. 'Whenever hubby and I make curry, chilli, stew etc., we always make double the amount so we can always put it in the fridge for tomorrow, or freeze it for an emergency.'
  27. 'Maria scurried to the booth where she would be selling chili, tortillas, enchiladas and the like.'
  28. 'My list includes things like hamburgers, grilled chicken, chili, tacos and calzones.'
  29. 'Normally we go there on Saturday afternoons and sit in leisure and talk over our steak chili.'
  30. 'When making chilli with jalapenos (for that little bit of extra kick) DO NOT then rub your eyes afterwards.'

More definitions

noun, plural chilies.

1. Also called chili pepper. the pungent pod of any of several species of Capsicum, especially C. annuum longum: used in cooking for its pungent flavor.

2. chili con carne.

3. a meatless version of chili con carne.

Origin

(chili)Early 17th century: from Spanish chile, from Nahuatl chilli.