Chicken Vindaloo/East Indian style Vindaloo/Indyal recipe.

Vindaloo or Indad/ Indyal as we popularly call it is a hot favourite is in every East Indian Catholics and Goan Catholics household.Though our recipes differ completely from the goans. .No feast or wedding s complete without vindaloo for us East Indian fugiyas /fugyas and Vindaloo is like a match made in heaven .We love just love this..Now due to health reasons people have started avoiding red meat so we make this with chicken or fish and believe me its equally mouthwatering...

The deep red colour is from the kashmiri red chillies which is ground with vinegar and other spices.The more you keep it the better it tastes.Do give this  a try and you'll keep licking your fingers I bet..
  • 1/2 kg Chicken pieces
  • 12-15 Dry Kashmiri chillies
  • 1inch  ginger
  • 15-18 garlic cloves (med sized)
  • 1.5 tbsp heaped cumin seeds
  • 1/4 cup vinegar + 2 tbsp more
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste

  • Wash the  chicken well and drain excess water.
  • Apply salt and set aside for 1/2 hr.
  • Soak the kashmiri red chillies in hot water for 15 min.
  • Grind the chillies with cumin,garlic ginger and vinegar to a very smooth fine paste.
  • Heat oil in the vessel add the chicken and saute for 5 min.
  • Then add the ground masala and mix well.
  • Add about 1 -2 cups of water and allow it to come to nice boil.
  • Lower the flame and continue to cook for some more mins.
  • Add more vinegar and salt if needed
  • You can adjust the water depending on the consistency of the gravy you require.
  • Enjoy it with foogyas/rice/bread.

The amount of vinegar added depends on the quality and sourness of the vinegar.
Do not compromise on oil and vinegar sice this is what enhances the flavor and keeps it for many days.
We usually do not fry the meat(red meat)in the oil first before adding the masala.
If making with red meat just rub some  salt on the meat and the mix in  masala ,oil well and place it on the gas to cook on med flame.
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  1. Very tempting delicious vindaloo

  2. I can feel the spice just looking at it...

  3. Vindaloo is a bit too hot for me :) bit I still like the taste :)

  4. this is tempting...heard lot about vindaloo but never tasted as I don't eat red meat, I must try this chicken version

  5. I have never tasted this... must be very yummy!

  6. look at that oil floats on top, looks awesome

  7. I have been bookmarking this recipe since long but never gotta chance to try u have tempted me so badly that I have to give this a try...loved the fiery red color,Gloria :)

  8. I adore Chicken Vindaloo, Gloria. Yours looks spectacular!!! Thank you so much for sharing...

  9. your chicken recipe is looking so perfect and finger licking recipe :) perfectly made :) i am a big fan of your chicken recipes :) lovely work gloria sweet heart .. love

  10. Gosh!! Mouthwatering. So vibrant and invited. Tried the Kerala version where I am right now.

  11. it looks spicy and delicious.Glad to read about the details ....

  12. That looks like a scrumptious fiery chicken curry.

  13. Oh what a color!!''my mouth is watering Gloria.. Delicious!!!!!!!

  14. chicken looks delicious and hot luking color

  15. Hi Gloria. This really looks had promised you will put the recipe for the plum cake whist we get yo east in our weddings...the black color one ...please please post it ASAP...

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  18. Chicken vindaloo is my all time fav! yum! thumbs up

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  20. I just saw this episode of Lost recipes yest where they showed the authentic Vindaloo recipe( the original). The vinegar used is toddy vinegar, is it? They used shallots too along with garlic and the salt used was sea salt. Such an easy recipe cooked in clay pots on woodfire...Yours look awesome too, Glad to have come across your space :)

  21. been looking for a nice recipe of this to try. Thanks for sharing this.


    1. Gloria ..your chicken vindaloo is glorious!!