Goan Chicken Vindaloo Recipe

There are lots of fables surrounding the Goan Chicken Vindaloo. This curry has emerged from melting pot of Portuguese, Goan and British influences. In fact, the name “Vindaloo” is actually a garbled version of the Portuguese dish called carne de vinha d’alhos which translates to “meat in garlic wine marinade”.

In around 1800’s, this dish was Indianised by using palm vinegar instead of wine and was traditionally made with pork or beef. The further evolution of this dish happened when British ruled India – in that version the meat was marinated overnight with vinegar, ginger, garlic and spices and then cooked the next day.

When made right a vindaloo curry should be red-maroonish in colour, slightly sweet, have layers of heat from – red dry chillies, green chillies and black pepper and the most important have two distinct sour notes coming from the vinegar and the tamarind.

Serve Goan Chicken Vindaloo along with Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha or Steamed Rice and a salad of your choice for your weekend meal.

If you like this recipe, you can also try Chicken Recipes that you can make for your everyday meals:

  1. Kolkata Chicken Chaap Recipe
  2. Chicken Mapas Recipe
  3. Bengali Style Chicken Rezala Recipe