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If you’re familiar with Indian food, you must know that Vindaloo is one of the most famous curries from Goa. With it’s origins from Portugal, the cuisine from Goa is famous for it’s curries made with a combination of chillies, spices and vinegar. This Vindaloo recipe is my mom’s. Kashmiri Chillies are always used, they aren’t terribly hot and impart a wonderful red color. I hope you enjoy it!

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Vindaloo or Vindalho paste


  • Dry Ingredients
  • 20 Kashmiri Chilies
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 inch stick of cinnamon
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 10 peppercorns
  • Wet ingredients
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch stick of ginger
  • 1/4 cup Goa vinegar or any red wine vinegar
  • Water as required


  1. First grind the chillies
  2. Then add the other dry ingredients
  3. Remove from the food processor
  4. Add the wet ingredients and grind
  5. Return the dry ingredients to the wet, add water as required and grind