Sunday, March 20, 2011

Veggie Vindaloo

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This is my version of Veggie Vindaloo - invented by combining and tweaking a few I found online.  Vindaloo is a Goan dish that evolved out of a dish Portugese settlers brought called Vinha d'Alhos and originally included wine and pork.  My favorite part of the story is that "aloo" means potato in Hindi so the Indian version almost invariably contains potatoes even though the Portugese did not.  Ahh false cognates.  Gotta love 'em.  Anyway, you usually see this with lamb or chicken in American Indian joints.  My version is all veggie, but it'd be easy to add some meat and stew it a whole lot longer if you wanted.

Recipe here.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for answering the natural question. And an interesting answer at that.