Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Chicken Vindaloo - Chicken.. the Goan way.. muito deliciosa

This is a Goan (in fact, Portugese Indian-ized) style preparation often served in many special occasions and can be made with any kind of meat. Vindaloo is one such dish which is very popular among the Europeans and other Westerners. In this dish we can add potatoes along with chicken, but traditionally vindaloo dishes do not have potatoes. I usually thought that potatoes are a must, but after some research, I found that these potatoes are not a really essential ingredient.

For regular cooking, I will always be making the same type of chicken dishes, but this time I thought of making something different so ended up with this authentic dish. I tasted this once when I went to  a restaurant and liked this preparation a lot. This is a spicy hot and delicious chicken dish. This tastes much better if eaten a day after preparation as the flavours will be well absorbed into the chicken. One thing to notice is that if you maintain the same amount of vinegar, as this gets its excellent flavour with this vinegar.

Ramzan fasting has started and simple dishes like this has started popping up in my mind. If you want, you can adjust the amount of spices according to your taste.

  1. Chicken- 500gms
  2. Cumin seeds- 1tsp
  3. Coriander seeds- 1tsp
  4. Mustard seeds- ½ tsp
  5. Pepper corns- 1/2tsp
  6. Dry red chillies- 3-4 nos (I added Kashmiri red chillies)
  7. Fenugreek seeds- ¼ tsp
  8. Cardamom- 3nos
  9. Cinnamon sticks- 1
  10. Ginger and garlic paste- 1 ½ tbsp
  11. Onions (sliced)- 2nos
  12. Vinegar- 1tbsp
  13. Green chillies (slitted)- 2-3 nos (optional)
  14. Salt- as per taste
  15. Oil- 2tbsp
  1. Grind cumin seeds, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, peppercorns, dry red chillies,  fenugreek seeds, cardamom and cinnamon to a fine paste by using vinegar.Marinate the chicken with this paste and salt and keep it aside for some time.
  2. Heat 1tbsp of oil in a pan, in that add the sliced onions till it turns golden brown in colour. Keep it aside and when it is cooled grind  to a fine paste.
  3. Add the onion paste to the chicken and keep it aside for some time.
  4. Heat the remaining oil in a pan and add the marinated chicken, slitted green chillies, salt and add little amount of water. Cook this on slow fire until the chicken turns tender and blended with all the marination, stirring occasionally. Serve hot with rice.


  1. OMG!!!that looks delicious, bookmarking it!!!!

  2. These are drool worthy.....

  3. Yummy chicken. 1st time visiting your space,nice

  4. mouthwatering pic and recipe..will try it soon

    Ongoing event: Fusion Food: Pasta

  5. Just yesterday I was looking for this recipe, glad I saw that in your blog, looks very very tempting. I'm going to try it very soon.

  6. Loved the spices that go into the vindaloo. Very nice recipe!

  7. Very delicious and colorful looking chicken vindaloo. Must try out preparing it soon.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. Very flavorful chicken recipe, looks fantastic. Have a blessed Ramadan :)

  9. I love this anytime..looks so so delicious dear!!

  10. Looks a different one.. Is not necessary to fry the seeds before grinding?

  11. oh yumm! i love vindaloos! gotta try this :)

  12. Tempting vindaloo!!!! Thx zareena for stopping by my blog & ur lovely comments...In love with your blog too..awesome collection of mouthwatering & novel recipes..Happy to follow u too babes..Keep rocking!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  13. Great recipe and looks so yum!

  14. Thank you so much for all your lovely and sweet comments. You all rock.
    Savitha, Ramya, Sini and Rinku, welcome to my small space and thank you so much for your support.
    Laxmi- In vindaloo, first we can roast & grind the seeds or else simply grind the seeds. In both the ways this curry tastes great.

  15. hi zareena, blog walk from now serving, this is really a different recipe which i have not seen before.
    i love spices and spicy chicken will surely be very tempting for my taste buds to try our your recipe..thanks and followed you here now :)

  16. The word vindaloo is really amking me to try this.. had seen it with chicken, fish, pork etc..looks so delicious..

    Zareena, your blog's layout is really beautiful :)

  17. luvly post on chicken vindaloo..luv the coastal foods

  18. yumm..I've seen the recipe before..and have thought abt making it..!
    Now I def will..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  19. I'm seriously in awe of all the different recipes you try at home. Wish I were as active and skilled as you. Vindaloo is one of our favorite preparations, something we order without second thoughts from the restaurant menu..:)

    Hope you have a blessed month. Ramadan Kareem!

  20. Hey Zareena, Thanks for stopping by ! You truly have a great space and wonderful collection of recipes ! Loved the vindaloo recipes. Looking forward to lots more. Following u..Where in Bangalore are you? I was there for 4 years till last year.


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