How to make Pork Vindaloo -

A Portuguese Goan dish that is traditionally cooked with pork

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless pork, Ginger (अदरक)

Cuisine : Goan

Course : Main Course Mutton

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Pork Vindaloo

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Goa's 450 years under Portuguese domination produced a unique, syncretic blend of East and West that is at once exotic and strangely familiar.  The various influences have made the Goan cuisine an interesting blend of tastes as a result of which it has a phenomenal repertoire of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies.  Though the recipes and techniques of the two major communities – Hindu and Christian – are different but as a rule the cuisine that comes under the umbrella of Goan is simple but chilli hot and spicy. Traditionally the food is cooked on wood fires in clay pots that are fired by the village potter. Though in the modern times, quite a few Goans have had to leave their land in search of greener pastures, they still get homesick for the smoky flavour of the fish curry and rice that get their distinct taste being cooked in crowded sweaty, smoky kitchens in earthenware pots over wood fires.      

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Pork Vindaloo Recipe

  • Boneless pork cut into 1 inch pieces and cooked 450 grams

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Dried red chillies 4-5

  • Black peppercorns 8-10

  • Cloves 8-10

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Salt to taste

  • Vinegar 2 1/2 tablespoons

  • Pork stock 2 cups

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Large onion finely chopped 1

  • Green chillies finely chopped 1-2

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Castor sugar 2 teaspoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped to garnish


Step 1

Put ½ tbsp ginger in a blender jar, add ½ tbsp garlic, red chillies, black peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, salt and 2 tbsps vinegar and blend. Add ½ cup pork stock and blend further to a smooth paste.

Step 2

Transfer the past into a large bowl, add pork pieces, mix well and set aside to marinate for 15 minutes.

Step 3

Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan, add remaining garlic and remaining ginger, mix well and sauté for 1 minute. Add onion, mix well and sauté for a minute. Add green chillies, turmeric powder, salt, cumin powder and red chilli powder, mix well and saute for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Add the marinated pork pieces, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5

Rinse the bowl with ½ cup stock and add to the pork mixture. Mix well, cover and cook for 5-6 minutes.

Step 6

Add remaining stock and mix well. Add castor sugar and remaining vinegar, mix well. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 7

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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