Vindaloo is a worldwide popular dish from Goa, India. Its origin is the Portuguese dish "carne de vinho e alhos" (meat cooked in wine vinegar and garlic). The sour-spicy dish came to Goa with Portuguese explorers in the 15th century and was adapted to the local taste and ingredients. We recommend to try it with pork or lamb, though it takes a bit longer to cook. Vindaloo is usually very hot. Our spice blend has only a little kick, not hot at all. You can adjust the heat level to taste with fresh chilies.
- 1 .25 lbs chicken thighs or breast cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 large onion halved and thinly sliced
- 1/2 head garlic smashed or grated
- 1 inch ginger grated
- 1/4 cup vinegar wine or apple cider
- 1 tbsp mustard
- sugar brown recommended
- salt & pepper
- Boiled potatoes, rice, or naan bread
- Roasted cauliflower, cooked peas, or pickles
- Fresh chilies to taste chopped
Culinary Spice Kit
- Cumin, coriander, turmeric, white poppy seeds, cinnamon, cloves, Kashmiri chili
- Season the meat with salt & pepper to taste.
- In a BOWL, combine garlic, ginger, vinegar, mustard, chilies (optinal), and Vindaloo spices.
- Add the meat and mix until all meat is well coated with the marinade.
- Cover and marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes to 24 hours.
- In a POT, heat 2 tbsp of oil over medium heat. Fry the onions until they turn brown.
- Add meat. Fry the meat for 5 minutes over high heat, stirring constantly.
- Cover the POT. Cook for 10 minutes over medium heat. Stir frequently.
- Add 1 tsp sugar and 1 cup of hot water. Mix well.
- Cook for about 30 minutes over medium-low heat until the meat is falling apart. Stir occasionally.
- Add more sugar and/ or vinegar to taste.
- Serve with your preferred sides.
- Optionally, start with 1/8 cup vinegar for the marinade and add more vinegar to taste during the cooking.
- Substitute the chicken with duck or with lamb or pork stew meat. Adjust the cooking time in the last step.
- Substitute the chicken with garbanzo beans and/or cubed vegetables (for instance eggplant, cauliflower, and/or sweet potatoes).