Goa is home to some of the best delectable food in the country. Its cuisine is quite rich and diverse and heavily influenced by Portuguese culture. This is the reason why Goan food is enjoyed not just in the country but all over the world. Its seafood delicacies, in particular, enjoy a huge fan following. However, did you know Goa has other equally flavorful and divine dishes to offer as well? We are talking about none other than the classic chicken vindaloo. Known for its spicy taste, this Goan delight is definitely worth trying.
What Is Chicken Vindaloo?
Vindaloo is the Goan version of the classic chicken curry. If you're wondering what makes it so unique, well, it's that this one is super spicy and fiery. And the reason for this is the use of vindaloo masala, the name that this dish is named after. The term 'vindaloo' is derived from the Portuguese dish 'carne de vinha d'alhos', made of marinated meat, garlic, wine, and spices. Both of these dishes share striking similarities in the process of marination and their spice level. If you're a fan of spicy chicken curries, then you'll absolutely love this one. If you're wondering what to pair with this Goan chicken curry, then we suggest you pair it with some steamed rice. The best part is that you can also experiment with other meats, such as pork and mutton, to make this dish.
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Chicken Vindaloo Recipe: How To Make Chicken Vindaloo
To make this dish, we first need to marinate the chicken. Add the chicken pieces to a bowl and combine them with haldi, red chilli powder, ginger-garlic paste, coriander powder, vinegar, and salt. Mix well. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and keep it in the refrigerator for around 1 to 2 hours. For vindaloo masala, heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions. Saute until they turn golden brown in colour. Now, in a separate pan, roast dry red chillies, elaichi, mustard seeds, a cinnamon stick, jeera, and saunf.
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Grind these roasted masalas with ginger and garlic to form a smooth paste. (Add water if needed) Add this vindaloo masala to the onion mix and cook for a few minutes. Next, add the marinated chicken and cook on high heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Now, reduce the heat to low, add water, cover, and allow it to simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. Once done, add salt to taste and garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Click here for the complete recipe for chicken vindaloo.
Make this delicious chicken dish at home and impress your family with your culinary skills. Do let us know how they liked it in the comments below.
About Vaishali KapilaVaishali finds comfort in eating parathas and rajma chawal but is equally enthusiastic about exploring different cuisines. When she's not eating or baking, you can often find her curled up on the couch watching her favourite TV show - FRIENDS.