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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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 The menu changes daily, but the most popular dishes are always on the menu: Spicy chicken vindaloo, chicken tikka masala, tandoori chicken, and chicken with chili garlic. Janet H. Cho,, "Indies Indian Cuisine's owners promise diners they will never leave hungry (photos)," 31 May 2017 By a talking fish, in a delirium, after some bad chicken vindaloo. James Parker, The Atlantic, "How 'Twin Peaks' Invented Modern Television," 13 May 2017 The vindaloo lamb curry ($13.50) is guaranteed to clear the stuffiest of noses, with tender pieces of lamb and potato stewed in a zesty, brick-red curry sauce. James Patrick Kelly, idahostatesman, "The Idaho Statesman’s Top 10 new Boise restaurants of 2016," 22 Dec. 2016

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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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