Chicken Vindaloo is a traditional Goan dish with a fiery red color and a slight tang from vinegar. It piars very well with rice or any Indian bread.

Chicken Vindaloo

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 439 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Chicken Vindaloo is a traditional Goan dish with a fiery red color and a slight tang from vinegar. It piars very well with rice or any Indian bread. 

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Ingredients

For Vindaloo Paste

  • 10-12 Dry Kashmiri Red Chillies
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 3-4 Clove
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 2-3 Cardamom
  • 8-10 Black Peppercorns
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 8-10 cloves Garlic
  • 1 inch Ginger Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp Tamarind paste

For the curry

  • 4 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 cups Onion Chopped
  • 1 kg Chicken Curry Cut
  • 1 cup Fresh Tomato Puree
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Sugar

Instructions

  1. Dry roast red chilies, coriander seeds, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, peppercorns, cumin and mustard seeds till fragrant and slightly browned.

  2. Blend in a blender along with ginger, garlic, vinegar and tamarind paste to make a smooth paste.

  3. Add little water while making the paste.

  4. Heat oil in pan.

  5. When the oil is hot, add chopped onion and fry till golden brown.

  6. Add chicken and fry on high heat for 3- 4 minutes.

  7. Add tomato puree and the paste that we made.

  8. Now add salt, turmeric powder and 1 cup of water and cover and cook for 45-50 minutes.

  9. Add sugar and cook for another minute.

  10. Serve hot with steamed rice or Chapati.

Recipe Notes

You can increase or decrease the spice level according to your heat preference.

I have used Kashmiri Red chillies which gives this curry a fiery red colour but they are not as spicy.

Roast the spices on medium low heat for best flavour.

You can replace the chicken with pork, beef or eggs.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Vindaloo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 439 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 91mg4%
Potassium 433mg12%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Vitamin C 10.5mg13%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.