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 The beef vindaloo was tasty and my companion was pleasing to the eye, although hardly loquacious. Ronan O’brien, Los Angeles Times, "L.A. Affairs: He didn’t have a car. Was I more than just a ride?," 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, "New Tarka Indian Kitchen opens today," 29 Jan. 2020 Shrimp vindaloo, though a bit underflavored, packed a pleasing punch of chili pepper. Rand Richards Cooper,, "Review: House of Naan in New Haven mixes traditional with modern for comfort-food Indian fusion," 26 Nov. 2019 Both the methi chicken ($16) and the pork belly vindaloo ($14) are on the petite size. Nick Kindelsperger,, "New Indian restaurant Superkhana subverts traditions: You can’t order rice, but there are flatbread tacos and butter chicken calzones," 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, "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

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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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“Vindaloo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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