An eccentric but deliciously soupy stew, with a substantial spiciness that, if there are spice-sensitive eaters involved, can be cut down by a third.
The heat comes from a powder that is made only from chilies and has no cumin, oregano, or other seasonings. In the United Kingdom, that will be chili powder. In the United States, one has to be careful to look for pure chili powder—otherwise it may be mixed. If pure chili powder is unavailable, cut down on the cumin in the recipe.