• Maya Shah

Famous Hot Curry - Vegetable Vindaloo

Updated: Nov 23, 2020

The dish first found its way to Goa in India through Portuguese explorers in the early 15th century, where it was adapted by the local community. It is traditionally made with meat but this we have a vegetarian vegan version of vindaloo

The vindaloo is a traditional recipe of the Catholic community of Goa, an Indian state on the country’s southwestern coast. However, its origins lie 5,500 miles to the west, in Portugal, from where an earlier variant of the dish made its way to Goa with Portuguese explorers in the early 15th century.

“Vindaloo is normally regarded as an Indian curry, but in fact is a Goan adaptation of the Portuguese dish ‘carne de vinho e alhos’ … The name vindaloo is simply a garbled mispronunciation of vinho e albos,” says food historian Lizzie Collingham in her book Curry: A tale of Cooks and Conquerors.

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