My #recipeoftheweek is Pork Vindaloo which is locally known as vindahlo.
I usually get into trouble when I talk about this dish because most Goans are foodies and they are soooo passionate and protective (which I love) about their cuisine that they hate what we have done to their beloved dish.
So here goes - a traditional vindaloo is a spiced pork, garlic and vinegar stew dish that comes from the Portuguese dish called ‘Carne de vinha d’ahlos’ or pork marinated in wine and garlic. This dish is a great example of how food evolves and changes with different influences. Over the years the wine changed to a local coconut toddy vinegar, spices and chillies added and it became a deliciously delicate dish with a unique balance of flavours.
Now in the western world we have created a very different dish which is usually called ‘the hottest thing on the menu’ with and dare I say it potatoes added.
My recipe is based on the more traditional style which does have a chilli 🌶 kick but more important is the amazing flavour. Wether you add potatoes or not - thats your call but it's definitely one to try this week!

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almost 2 years

I first tried this dish on a beach in Goa in 2006. I was shocked at how different it is to what we call vindaloo in the UK. I love that I've found a way to make it myself, and I follow your recipe every time now! Thanks Hari!

Arthur vdH
almost 2 years

It’s been a while since I cooked this. Worth giving it a go again!

almost 2 years

I’ve still to cook last week’s Okra recipe of the week tonight but do love this Vindaloo.

Andrew Cockburn
almost 2 years

I cooked one last weekend so I am excused ...

almost 2 years

This is one of my favourites but I can't do too hot so I use half the chillies

Hari Ghotra
almost 2 years

Ohhhh spooky @Terry Buck

Terry Buck
almost 2 years

how strange, I cooked a pot yesterday, which is now in the freezer😎👍