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Chicken Vindaloo

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Adjust Servings:
1 lb. boneless chicken — washed and cut into pieces
1 cup water
2 onions – chopped
1 tbsp green chili – chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup tomato puree
1 tbsp tamarind
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp cilantro - finely chopped
For marinade
1 tbsp garlic – chopped
1 tsp ginger - chopped
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp dry Kashmiri red chili
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 inch cinnamon stick
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 cloves
1 tsp black peppercorns
1 tsp jaggery
4 tbsp water
1/2 tsp salt

Nutritional information

48 g
25 g
11 g

Chicken Vindaloo

  • Non Veg
  • 4 hrs
  • Serves 4
  • Easy


  • For marinade

How to make Chicken Vindaloo

  • Soak tamarind in ½ cup warm water. Dry roast fenugreek seeds, peppercorns, coriander seeds, cloves, cumin seeds, cinnamon, and red chili for 3 minutes on a low flame. Remove from the flame subsequently.
  • Heat about a tbsp of oil in a large pan over a medium flame. Add ginger and garlic to the pan. Fry till golden in color.
  • Grind the dry roasted spices, fried ginger-garlic, vinegar, turmeric powder, salt, water, and jaggery in a blender to make a smooth paste.
  • Marinate chicken in this paste for 3 hours.
  • Heat about a tbsp oil in a large pan. Introduce the chopped onions and saute till golden brown.
  • Add tomato puree, green chili, and salt to the onions. Fry for 2 minutes on a low flame.
  • Transfer the marinated chicken along with the marinate and tamarind water to the pan. Bring to a boil. Cover the pan and cook on a low flame for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the flame and garnish with chopped cilantro.


Chicken vindaloo is an authentic Goan dish.  Goa is the smallest Indian state. As Goa was once a Portuguese colony, a native of Goa can avail Portuguese Nationality Passport along with an Indian passport. Goa is the only state in India which has 2 official languages – Konkani and Marathi. Goa has been a site of many important industrial developments in India. In fact, India’s first medical school, Asia’s first printing press, and Asia’s only Naval Aviation museum were all established in Goa!

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