Pork and Vinegar Vindaloo

    9 hours 30 minutes

    Use a fatty part of the pork for the best results in this fabulous curry recipe I got from my friend Allan who is from Goa. Marinate the pork overnight for best results.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 5 cloves
    • 5cm cinnamon stick
    • 2 large dried red chillies, or more as desired
    • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
    • 4 cardamom pods
    • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons cumin seeds
    • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
    • 2 onions
    • 2 1/2 cm fresh ginger
    • 6 cloves garlic
    • 1 cup (250ml) vinegar
    • 250g pork loin or chops, cut into cubes
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 4 tablespoon vegetable oil

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Extra time:8hours chilling  ›  Ready in:9hours30min 

    1. Heat a dry pan and add the cloves, cinnamon, chillies, black pepper and cardamom, stirring continuously. When they start sputtering, add the coriander seeds. When the coriander starts sputtering, add the cumin seeds. Remove from heat while stirring. You should be able to smell the roasted spices.
    2. Cool down the spices, add the mustard powder and grind to a fine powder in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle.
    3. Cut one of the onions into chunks. In a blender add the onion, ginger, garlic and enough just vinegar to blend into a paste.
    4. In a bowl add the pork, the rest of the vinegar, mustard and 4-5 teaspoons of the roasted spices, salt to taste and the onion-ginger-garlic paste. Mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
    5. Slice the remaining onion into very fine slices.
    6. In a pan heat the oil and add the bay leaves. Add the finely sliced onions. Fry until they start to turn crispy, then add the pork with its marinade to the pan. Cover, turn the heat to low and simmer until the pork is fork-tender, about 1 hour.

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    Am trying to make this recipe -have all my spices lined up! Add onions -none mentioned in ingredients. Done when water all gone - what water? Help.  -  08 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Didn`t work for me. Looked horrible and all I could taste was vinegar.  -  24 Jan 2015  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Aside from the missing ingredients as stated above this is exactly how we make our favourite Pork Vindaloo. We have even had non-curry eating guests who can't believe how good it is (we just reduce the chilli a bit for them). It makes you realise that Indian Restaurant vindaloos can't be any further than the real thing! We use white wine vinegar, philip0603, as stated in Anjum Anand's recipe  -  08 Apr 2014  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)