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vindaloo Line breaks: vin¦da|loo
Pronunciation: /vɪndəˈluː/

Definition of vindaloo in English:


[mass noun] (plural vindaloos)
A very hot and spicy curry.
Example sentences
  • Lamb korma is nowhere near as powerful as curry or vindaloo, relying more on a subtle blend of spices in a creamy sauce.
  • After these there are nine chicken varieties including a madras, korma and vindaloo.
  • In the veg buffet section, the tables will be loaded with Goan green salad, vegetable indad, doodhi sukem, dhahi ambat, vegetable vindaloo and mango curry.


Probably from Portuguese vin d'alho 'wine and garlic (sauce)', from vinho 'wine' + alho 'garlic'.

  • The vindaloo is one of the hottest curries in the British Indian restaurant's repertoire, but in origin the word was not Indian and did not imply spiciness. It probably derives from Portuguese vin d'alho ‘wine and garlic sauce’. A recipe for vindaloo is recorded in English in 1888, which describes it as a Portuguese curry, but it did not become familiar until Indian restaurants spread widely in the 1960s.

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