It’s chili and it’s soup and it has meatballs! Normally I’ll substitute ingredients with whatever I have on hand, but in this case there was a very noticeable difference using Mexican oregano instead of regular and pure ancho chile powder instead of plain ‘chili powder’.
There is something about the rains and char-grilled corn. I love sitting in my verandah, watching the rain, and chewing on a bhuna bhutta, liberally laced with spicy lemon juice. This salad is inspired by the bhuna bhutta of my childhood and is great for those friends of mine who now find it difficult to get at the corn on the cob.