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Spicing it up with Vindaloo Beef Curry

Vindaloo Beef Curry

Vindaloo Beef Curry

Vindaloo Curry is a spicy Indian curry made with a variety of spices, vinegar, coconut milk and crushed tomatoes. Its origins come from the Goa region of India, however, the Vindaloo name is derived from a Portugese dish Carne de Vinha d’Ahlos which was typically made with pork, vinegar and chiles.

I used a Vindaloo spice blend from Penzey’s Spices to avoid mixing up 100 spices of my own – it’s a lovely blend of coriander, garlic, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, brown mustard, red pepper, jalapeno, cardamom, turmeric, Tellicherry black pepper and cloves, giving the curry a sweet and spicy flavor. I took the liberty to add a little bit more garlic powder, ginger, cayenne, cinnamon and cumin to give it a little more kick and some fresh chopped cilantro to give it a bright flavor.

It sounds super spicy, but the vinegar, coconut milk and pureed tomatoes soften the spices up into a creamy, tangy, delicious sauce – you can also make Vindaloo Lamb, Shrimp, Chicken or Pork – just substitute the meat of your choice. Great with Basmati rice (I used Brown Basmati) and/or Naan Bread for serving. If you want to make the curry ahead of time, it can be stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Ingredients

1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2 pounds lean beef steak, trimmed and cubed
1 1/2 tablespoons Vindaloo curry powder (Penzey’s)
1/2 teaspoon dried ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Kosher Salt
1 tsp Black Tellicherry peppercorns
2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 1/4 cups low-sodium beef stock
1 (14 ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk
1 (14 ounce) can pureed tomatoes
Brown Basmati rice, steamed for serving
Cilantro, chopped for garnish

Preparation

In a large pot, par boil potatoes for about 3-5 minutes until slightly softened. Heat oil in a large skillet and saute the beef over medium-high for about 5 minutes until slightly browned.

Indian Vindaloo Spices

Indian Vindaloo Spices

Mix the Vindaloo curry powder with a few tablespoons of water to make a paste. Add the curry paste to the beef along with the other spices, salt and peppercorns; stir together and cook for about 3 more minutes.

Seasoned Beef & Potatoes

Seasoned Beef & Potatoes

Add the parboiled potatoes, vinegar, beef broth, coconut milk and pureed tomatoes to the beef and potatoes; stir all ingredients together and bring to a boil.

Simmering Vindaloo Curry

Simmering Vindaloo Curry

Lower the heat to medium-low and simmer the curry until the potatoes are tender, about 10-15 minutes. Crush some of the potatoes with the back of a spoon into the curry sauce to thicken it slightly.

Vindaloo Beef

Vindaloo Beef Curry

Serve with a side of white or brown cooked basmati rice and chopped cilantro for garnish. Warm toasted naan bread is also delicious with the curry. enjoy!

Serves 4-6.

2 Comments

  1. I love vindaloo but I banned from making it. My boyfriend’s the only one allowed to make Indian/Pakistani curries in our house!

    • Well glad to hear your boyfriend is treating you well in the kitchen! It’s not really that hard to make as long as you follow the recipe and use the right spices and cook it properly (slow and low).
      Hope you try my recipe and enjoy it!

      Kristen

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