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Chicken Vindaloo

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Traditional Chicken Vindaloo is a spicy hot dish from Goa, made with coconut vinegar and lots of hot red chili peppers. Chili pepper was introduced by Portuguese traders during 16th century. With this came the development of Vindaloo dishes in Goa.
  Chicken 1⁄4 Kilogram
  Chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ginger paste 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic paste 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Coriander seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fenugreek seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Vinegar 1 Teaspoon
  Chili powder/5 red chilies 1 Teaspoon
  Coriander leaves 4 (strands)
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste

Grind together ginger, garlic, mustard seeds, red chilies, fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds to a smooth paste. Marinate the chicken with this paste.
Heat oil and fry onions on a low heat till the onions turn dark brown and crispy (It may help to deep fry the onions in oil to speed up the process). Take them out on a tissue paper to remove the extra oil. Grind to a paste along with vinegar. This is the dark paste that gives the color to the dish. Add this to the chicken. Leave it aside for 30mins.
Heat a little oil in thick bottomed pan. Add the marinated chicken with all the marinade. Cook till chicken is tender and gravy is thickened. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Stir Fried
Everyday, Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
The term Vindaloo, derivative of the Portuguese "vinha d'alhos", and also called Vindalho or Vindallo, refers to a popular Indian dish. It was first brought to Goa by the Portuguese and became a Goan meal often served during special occasions. The traditional Portuguese dish was made with pork preserved in red wine or red wine vinegar, chili pepper, and stewed with garlic. The tomato, chilli, and potato, which are staple components of today's Indian cuisine, were brought to India by the Portuguese. The later Vindaloo received the Goan treatment of adding plentiful amounts of spice. Restaurants often serve this dish with chicken or lamb sometimes mixed with potatoes. Traditional vindaloos do not include potatoes, the discrepancy arising because the word "aloo" means "potato" in Hindi.
Chicken Vindaloo

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 238 Calories from Fat 135

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.3%

Saturated Fat 3.4 g17%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 55.8 mg18.6%

Sodium 209.5 mg8.7%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.5%

Dietary Fiber 2.2 g8.9%

Sugars 2.5 g

Protein 18 g36.6%

Vitamin A 15.4% Vitamin C 10%

Calcium 4.7% Iron 10.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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