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Chicken Vindaloo Recipe

- Submitted by Dahlia on 9th Aug 2009

(Chicken Vindallo, Chicken Vindalho, Chicken Vindaalo, Easy Chicken Vindaloo)

Spicy Chicken Vindaloo


  • Chicken - 1 lb (cut into chunks)
  • Potatoes - 2 (cut into big chunks) - optional
  • Coconut milk - 1 cup
  • Salt - as needed
  • Oil - 1 tbsp

To Grind

  • Fried Onions (Birista) - 1 cup
  • Vinegar - 1 or 2 tsp
  • Ginger - 1.5 " piece
  • Garlic -6-8 cloves
  • Dry red Chillies - 5-8 (or use chilly powder as needed)
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon stick - 1 small piece
  • Cloves - 3



  1. You can use store bought fried onions for this recipe. If not, slice the onions and deep fry in oil till it turns crispy and brown in color.
  2. Grind together all the ingredients under 'to grind' adding water as needed to make a very smooth paste.
  3. Mix this paste with the chicken and let it marinate for at least half an hour.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and add the marinated chicken along with the masala (marinade).
  5. Add the coconut milk, potatoes and required salt to this. Add more water if you want more gravy.
  6. Cover and cook till the chicken is done and oil separates from the gravy.  
  7. The fried onions and the red chillies give a bright red color to the gravy. So it does not need any garnishing.

    Spicy Chicken Vindaloo


Serving Suggestion

  • Serve the spicy chicken vindaloo with plain rice.

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Comments (8)

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Great recipe! No hassle, would definitely make it over and over again! I recommended it to heaps of friends. :) :D

By the way, editor/author, if you reply to this message it would really make my day! Thank you!
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Hi Faith,
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. It so encouraging to hear that you enjoyed the dish. Do try more recipes.
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Simple to prepare great flavors!!!
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Thank You.
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this resipey is awwsome

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