Monday, October 7, 2013

Chicken Vindaloo

I'm having a bit of trouble in exactly nailing where vindaloo originated from. Some wise cracks are claiming that Vindaloo is from Goa (Fish Curry), some swear from Portugal whereas others strongly believe its from Kerala shores (Aloo Gobi, Indian Chicken Stew & Moor Kolumbu). I really can't comment on other people's food ideology, I personally believe that its the Portuguese-Eurasian influence (Mutton Devil Curry) why we are proud of our Malaysian Vindaloo. Akin a must for Christmas (Pada Salt Fish Pickle & Chicken Devil Curry) or for every other big bold Malaysian festival. Bold certainly is this dish (Curried Mutton Bone Marrow & Prawn Mango Curry) because its made with a generously composite of spices and vinegar (Egg Vindaloo). Whether you prefer pork, chicken (Malaysian Fried Chicken Wings & Ayam Masak Masam Manis) or beef, this my Chicken Vindaloo is about tender moist chicken, soaking in a thick spicy and tadbit tangy gravy.

1 medium size (about 500g) chicken - cut into bite sizes.
1/2 tbsp ginger paste
1/2 tbsp garlic paste
6 shallots - sliced thinly
1 tbsp vinegar (or as per taste)
1/4 cup oil
Salt for taste

For the spice paste
10 dried chillies (or as per taste)
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp black mustard seeds
1 1/2 tsp black pepper seeds
2-3 cardamom (remove skin)
3 cloves
1 stick cinnamon
1 tsp turmeric powder
"* dry fry and ground/blend to a thick paste
Sauté shallots in heated oil.
Add ginger, garlic and spice paste.
Cook over low heat while stirring till aromatic and oil splits.
Put in chicken, pour enough water and stir.
Simmer and cook till chicken is cooked and gravy thickens up.
Add vinegar and season with salt.
Stir a couple of times and dish out.  
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  1. This looks so yummy..:-) I love this Goan curry though I like the pork vindaloo a bit more

  2. great dish! love this type of spice curry. It complements plain rice very well.

  3. Love this dish....i love lamb vindaloo and now its time to try Chicken vindaloo... :-)

  4. nice post..looks delicious..

    my recent one :

  5. Wow, Nava, this is very yummy. I need extra rice for this :)

  6. Love vindaloos of most types :) Yours look so delish Nava. The Mutton Devil Curry and Egg Vindaloo also looks yum!

  7. This must be a great dish, i have never had this before.

  8. Very flavorful and mindblowing chicken Vindaloo, I love chicken vindaloo, Mutton devil curry and egg vindaloo looks super delicious....

  9. both chicken and eggs lookz very delicious and mouth watering :)

  10. Awesome recipe........cant tell u how much I want to have it now......and its really so unfair to post such tantalizing recipes during Navratri..........

  11. Chicken vindaloo is definitely a dish I turn to when I have meat lovers home for dinner. Never ceases to impress with it's flavors. The color of the dish looks so good.

  12. Never got an opportunity to taste this...thanks for sharing this...

  13. Looking at all these yummy dishes, i wish i was a non vegatarian
    Keep in touch,

  14. Egg Vindaloo looks tempting.. Thanks for introducing a new recipe..

  15. This chicken looks fabulous Nava...I only had this dish in restaurants...thanks for the recipe.
    Have a wonderful week ahead :D

  16. This looks yummy.need to try the egg version.

  17. hope to try out one of these days.

  18. uff... that looks so spiced up... yum...

  19. With all these spices listed, this sounds delicious.. Must be a great dish.. Bookmarked it for trying Nava :-)

  20. I love the mix of spices in vindaloo. I have made the pork version but not this one. Looks really good, Nava!

  21. This is on my must try list, esp as your version is with chicken.

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  23. I will have all of them! Nava you really have a way with currys...if your pictures are put up in a restaurant menu, every single one of them will have takers. I've eaten pork vindaloo several times from a colleague who used to bring it to work but never had the recipe. I would love to try out this one.

  24. From the looks i know it is tasty


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