Pork Vindaloo

Spicy Indian Pork Stew from Goa

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The Cook’s Canon: 101 Recipes Everyone Should Know

The Cook’s Canon

By Raymond Sokolov

Published 2003

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In just about any Indian restaurant, you will find some form of vindaloo. What makes a vindaloo? Menus tout it as fiery hot from chilies. So you might think that vindaloo means spicy. Indeed, since most of the restaurants in the Indian diaspora serving vindaloo are run by Bengalis, you could logically surmise that vindaloo is a regional dish of Bengal and that vindaloo means spicy-hot in the Bengali language. You would be wrong on all scores.

Vindaloo is a cooking method of Goa, the