SORPOTEL - GOAN Deep Red Sour And Spicy CURRY

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Dec. 21, 2016

Sorpotel spelled with an o or an a is one of the most traditional and beloved curry dishes served on celebratory occasions. This is rumoured to have originated from the Alentejo region of Portugal, and was carried with Portuguese colonists and settlers to the countries of their conquests. The Portuguese set up their colonies in Goa and the Goans quickly adopted this dish and christened it Sorpotel Soro meaning alcohol. I would imagine that the original recipe may have contained alcohol. There are so many variations to this recipe out there, the East Indians and Mangaloreans all make their own version of this. In my mind, Sorpotel should be exactly as my mother made it, she followed a typical Goan recipe with perfectly small cubes of meat in a delicious deep red sour and spicy gravy.


For masala:
Red kashmiri chilies 25
Cloves 6 Small
Peppercorns 10
Cinnamon piece 1 Inch
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric 1 Teaspoon
Garlic 8 Clove (40 gm)
Ginger piece 1 Inch
Tamarind ball 1 Tablespoon , soaked in 1 cup water
Vinegar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Other ingredients:
Boneless chicken thigh 2 Pound ((untrimmed with fat is better))
Beef liver/Goat liver 1 Pound
Cloves 8 Clove (40 gm)
Cinnamon stick 4
Peppercorns 6
Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Onion 1 , finely chopped
Sliced garlic 1 Tablespoon
Ginger piece 1 Inch , julienned
Green chillies 2 , slit horizontally


Please watch the video for directions!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 528Calories from Fat 124

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.5%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 397 mg16.54%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.7%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 71 g142%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet