vin·​da·​loo | \ ˈvin-də-ˌlü How to pronounce vindaloo (audio) \
plural vindaloos

Definition of vindaloo

: a curried dish of Indian origin made with meat or shellfish, garlic, and wine or vinegar

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Goat curry and shahi paneer in Reseda Indian by Nature is open in Reseda, serving tandoori sheekh kabob, goat curry, shrimp vindaloo and shahi paneer. Hadley Tomicki, Los Angeles Times, "A roastery, coffee bar and restaurant all-in-one opens in the Arts District," 27 Aug. 2019 What should sting — vindaloo, for instance — does, although the heat tends to be revealed in little waves rather than bugle blasts. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Commonwealth Indian is dressed to thrill in Rockville," 26 June 2019 In addition to classics like chicken tikka masala and lamb vindaloo, look for several vegan and vegetarian options, like killer dal and paneer entrees. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "Concord Pavilion: 3 good restaurants before the show," 19 June 2019 Some vindaloo, some of that amazing buttery rice, some garlic naan and I am set., "50 Things to Eat and Drink in Greater Cleveland: Chefs, foodies & other notables make their picks for 2018," 11 May 2018 Steel pans are the decorations that matter most, though — steel pans filled with lamb vindaloo that needed no special instructions to bring the heat, roiling with chile heat over tender cubes of lamb that soaked up the buttery sauce. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: India Oven brings the heat on West Avenue," 12 July 2018 But southern India is represented with several dishes, such as vindaloo ($12.99 to $14.99), with its background note of vinegar. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New owners bring fine flavors to Royal India restaurant on Milwaukee's south side," 12 June 2018 The breads, and favorites like the vindaloo, three-chile chicken and Eggs Kejriwal are staying put. Priya Krishna, New York Times, "Floyd Cardoz Pivots Again, for an Elusive Ingredient: Fun," 15 Feb. 2018 The hot, vinegary sauce in a dish of pork vindaloo is not far from the one that moistens a whole-hog barbecue sandwich in Eastern North Carolina. Kim Severson, New York Times, "In Spice-Laden Kerala, a Break From Urban India," 23 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of vindaloo

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vindaloo

probably from Konkani vindalu, from Indo-Portuguese (Portuguese creole of India) vinh d'alho, literally, wine of garlic, from Portuguese vinho de alho

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The first known use of vindaloo was in 1888

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