Beef Vindaloo

Beef Vindaloo

Who hasn’t heard of a vindaloo right?

When we think of Indian curries that have made a mark in the Western world, a vindaloo ranks high on the list. Beef Vindaloo is essentially an Anglo-Indian dish made famous from the Goan shores and is an adaptation of the Portuguese dish ‘carne de vinha d’alhos’ (a famous meat preparation using garlic and wine as the main ingredients). The wine got replaced with the vinegar for the sourness and a range of spices were added to make the dish more flavourful and appealing to the Indian tastebuds.

Traditionally, pork was the meat of choice when it came to a vindaloo. But owing to the popularity of this curry, today a vindaloo can be made using any kind of meat. And with top notch Australian beef available, why not make a beef vindaloo!

Getting the spice marinade right is the most crucial step of this dish. It is a slightly complex process as there are many different spices involved that need to be roasted and then ground to a paste with aromatics, tamarind and vinegar. And again the key factor is achieving the right balance between the different flavours like spice, sour, sweetness etc….

These days, most people find the task of making a vindaloo blend quite daunting since it involves quite a few steps like sourcing high quality spices, roasting and then blending with other ingredients to get a balanced spice marinade.

That’s where Curry Flavours come in!

They’ve taken all the hard work out of your hands so that you can enjoy your favourite curry or dish with minimal or no effort at all. Carefully curated Spice-Blends custom made for specific dishes is just why you need to give this a try!

(The recipe outlined below can be used with any kind of meat. You could also put your own spin on it and try it out with seafood and mixed veggies).

Beef Vindaloo Curry Spice Mix Masala 4
Beef Rendang Curry Spice Mix Masala 1

Ingredients

1. 1 kg diced beef
2. 120ml cooking oil
3. 600ml water
4. 100gm Curry Flavours Beef Vindaloo Mix
5. 200gm diced potatoes
6. Salt to Season
7. 2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves; finely chopped
8. ½ inch ginger; julienned

Directions

1. Heat oil in a wok or heavy bottom cooking pan.
2.  Add the beef and diced potatoes; pan fry till the meat and potatoes are browned on all sides and partially cooked. (Cover the pan so that the juices are retained).
3. Then add water, mix and bring to boil keeping the pan covered.
4. Add the spice mix, stir well to combine and simmer on low heat till the meat and potatoes are cooked well.
5. Taste and season with salt if necessary.
6. Serve warm garnished with coriander leaves and julienned ginger.
Beef Vindaloo Curry Spice Mix Masala
Beef Vindaloo Spices with Beef Vindaloo Masala Spice Mix

Notes

  • Add a dollop of butter while cooking for extra taste
  • Serve with a dollop of yoghurt to reduce the heat
  • Sliced fresh chillies can also be added as garnish for the heat lovers

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