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

Examples of vindaloo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Buns are filled with vegetable stew, pork vindaloo or a green chile omelet. Sherrie Nachman, Forbes, 20 Sep. 2021 Sweet 27 has since expanded to include a sit-down restaurant serving Indian specialties like lamb vindaloo. Christina Tkacik,, 31 Oct. 2020 The beef vindaloo was tasty and my companion was pleasing to the eye, although hardly loquacious. Ronan O’brien, Los Angeles Times, 25 Apr. 2020 Curry options include tikka masala, korma (cashew, almond and pistachio cream sauce), saag, coconut and vindaloo which can be had with chicken, lamb, shrimp, vegetables, or paneer. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, 29 Jan. 2020 Shrimp vindaloo, though a bit underflavored, packed a pleasing punch of chili pepper. Rand Richards Cooper,, 26 Nov. 2019 Both the methi chicken ($16) and the pork belly vindaloo ($14) are on the petite size. Nick Kindelsperger,, 9 Oct. 2019 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, 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, 26 June 2019

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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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25 Sep 2021

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“Vindaloo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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