Spicy pork vindaloo

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    A spicy Goan vindaloo curry made using pork fillet, loads of garlic, dried chilli peppers, ginger, cloves, turmeric and a whole array of other spices. You can find Kashmiri chillies online or in Asian supermarkets - they add lots of colour without too much heat.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 16 dried Kashmiri chilli peppers, stemmed and seeded
    • 1/2 cinnamon stick
    • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
    • 6 whole cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1 tablespoon vinegar
    • salt to taste
    • 900g boneless pork fillet, trimmed and cut into 2cm cubes
    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 4 onions, chopped
    • 10 cloves garlic, minced, or more to taste
    • 1 (5cm) piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
    • 475ml boiling water
    • 2 green chilli peppers, seeded and cut into strips
    • 4 tablespoons white vinegar

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Extra time:8hr marinating  ›  Ready in:10hr 

    1. Grind the dried chillies, cinnamon stick, cumin, cloves, peppercorns and turmeric with a mortar and pestle or electric coffee grinder until the spices have been ground smooth. Mix with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to create a smooth paste. Season to taste with salt.
    2. Mix the cubes of pork with the spice-vinegar paste in a bowl until evenly coated. Cover the bowl with clingfilm and marinate in the fridge overnight.
    3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large casserole pot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir the onions, garlic and ginger until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add the pork and its marinade; cook, stirring frequently, until the pork cubes have browned, about 5 minutes. Pour in the water, bring to a simmer, then reduce heat, cover, and cook until the pork is tender, about 40 minutes.
    4. Stir in the green chilli pepper strips and 4 tablespoons vinegar. Cook uncovered until the chillies have softened and the vindaloo has thickened, about 30 more minutes. Season to taste with salt before serving.

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    Loved it. Just needed a bit of cornflower to thicken the sauce at the end. Will be making it again  -  02 May 2018


    Doubled 'marinade' for 400g pork. Used normal amount of other ingredients however used chilli flakes as didn't have dried chillis. Turned out quite spicy. Needed to add 2 chicken stock cubes though for extra flavour.  -  13 Apr 2017


    My husband and I didn't like this recipe at all. The meet was tender, but his was a dissapointment. We followed the recipe to the letter, and I guess it turned out the way it was supposed to. Still, I think this needs more chillies, more genuine Indian taste for us to like it. But we did have fun cooking together though!  -  13 Nov 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)