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Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

A Curry Retrospective: Chicken Vindaloo

I first made this recipe to go with Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding. The dish was such a tasty success that I'm including it in my Curry Retrospective.

Vindaloo was introduced to India by Portuguese traders who stored their meat rations aboard their ships in barrels of wine with garlic. When the Portuguese traders arrived in India, they used the native spices to season the meat they had brought with them. They called it vin d'Ail, which means garlic wine, and the word evolved into the Indian language as vindaloo.

Here is a link to the Recipe and Photo on ThingsAsian.