Chicken Vindaloo

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Chicken Vindaloo is based on a Portuguese dish that was introduced to India a long time back. It became famous for its unique taste and the variety it brought with the combination of Indian and South European to a single dish.

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How does a Chicken Vindaloo dish taste like?

It’s fiercely spicy and slightly acidic due to the addition of vinegar.

What do you recommend eating the Chicken Vindaloo with?

Since Vindaloo is intensely spicy, you should have it with buttery Rotis or basmati rice to enjoy it safely.

Can vindaloo be considered healthy?

Although it’s considered to be one of the spiciest curries from Indian cuisines, it has its health benefits from the fresh herbs, garlic, ginger, pepper, etc it contains. It’s also considered healthier than most Indian curry dishes since it doesn’t contain heavy amounts of cream.

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Chicken Vindaloo

Recipe by Main CourseCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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This recipe of Chicken Vindaloo is having a spice kick into it. The red chili masala paste is prepared to marinate the chicken before cooking it and brings a spicy flavor into it.


  • To prepare chili paste
  • 5 pc Dry red chili

  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds

  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds

  • 1 tsp Black peppercorn

  • 1 pc cinnamon stick

  • 4 pc Clove

  • 5 clove Garlic

  • 1/2 inch Ginger

  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds

  • 2 tbsp Vinegar

  • 3 tbsp Water

  • To marinate the chicken
  • 500 gm Chicken

  • To prepare chicken vindaloo
  • 2 tbsp Cooking oil

  • 3 pc Onion chopped

  • 1 tsp Salt

  • 3/4 cup Water

  • 2 tbsp Coriander freshly chopped

  • 3 pc Green chili slits


  • Prepare the chili paste
  • Into a grinder, add cumin seeds 1 tsp, fenugreek seeds 1/4 tsp, black peppercorns 1 tsp, dry red chili 5 pc, cinnamon stick 1 pc, clove 4 pc, garlic 5 cloves, ginger 1/2 inch, coriander seeds 1 tsp, vinegar 2 tbsp, water 3 tbsp – Grind it to make chili paste and keep aside for later use.
  • Marinating the chicken
  • Into a bowl, take chicken 500 gm – add the already prepared chili paste – mix it well and keep it marinate for 1 hour.
  • Prepare chicken vindaloo
  • Into a heating pan, add cooking oil 2 tbsp, finely chopped onion 3 pc, and let the onions fry till translucent on high heat.
  • Into it, add the marinated chicken and let it roast for 5-6 minutes on medium to high heat.
  • After this add salt 1 tsp, water 3/4 cup, then stir it well – cover and cook for about 20 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add freshly chopped coriander 2 tbsp, green chili slits 3 pc and give it a last stir.
  • The Chicken Vindaloo is ready to serve.

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  • You can also use Kashmiri red chili instead of red chili.
  • Feel free to reduce the amount of red chili according to spice tolerance & diet requirement.
  • You could substitute chicken with mutton or beef as well to prepare Beef or Mutton Vindaloo.

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3 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 13.7g 22%
    • Saturated Fat 1.4g 7%
  • Cholesterol 107mg 36%
  • Sodium 883mg 37%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 851mg 25%
  • Total Carbohydrate 14.3g 5%
    • Dietary Fiber 3.2g 13%
    • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 37.3g 75%
  • Calcium 5%
  • Iron 11%
  • Vitamin D 1%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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