From Grandma’s Kitchen: Pork Vindaloo

Vindaloo is one of the beloved traditional dishes of Goa. You can substitute pork with chicken or prawns. It is a rich and flavourful dish with a good amount of spice.



1 kg pork (cut into cube pieces)

6 onions

15 garlic flakes

2 inch ginger piece

20 Kashmiri chillies

¾ tsp cumin

½ tsp peppercorns

1 inch piece whole turmeric

6 green chillies (slit)

Salt, tamarind, vinegar, and sugar to taste


Step 1: Cut the onions, 6 garlic flakes, and 1-inch ginger piece finely.

Step 2: Grind the Kashmiri chillies, cumin, peppercorns, turmeric, and the remaining ginger and garlic.

Step 3: Fry the ingredients of Step 1 (onions, garlic, ginger) till brown.

Step 4: Add the pork and ground masala. Fry for 10 minutes.

Step 5: Add warm water which is enough to cover the pork. When the water decreases to half its amount, add the green chillies, sugar, salt, tamarind, and vinegar to taste.

Step 6: Let it simmer on slow fire till the gravy thickens.