Pork Vindaloo

Wish You All A Merry Christmas!


‘Pork Vindaloo’ is a Kerala and Goan Christian specialty.  It is a very spicy and tangy dish which tastes better as it sits.  ‘Pork Vindaloo’ can be served with rice, pulao, appam, sannas, parathas or bread.


Pork – 1 kg cut into pieces

Onions – 4 chopped

Tomatoes – 3 chopped

Salt – to taste

Oil – 3 tbsp

For the Paste

Chilly powder – 1 1/2 tbsp

Kashmiri chilly powder – 2 1/2 tbsp

Pepper powder – 1 tsp

Garam masala – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Mustard seeds – 2 tsp

Fenugreek seeds/ Uluva – 1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Ginger-garlic paste – 4 tbsp

Sugar – 2 tsp

Vinegar – 4 tbsp



Grind the ingredients to a fine paste.  Add this paste to the pork pieces.  Add salt and mix well.  Keep aside for 2 hrs.  Heat oil in a pressure cooker and fry the onions till light brown in color.  Add tomatoes and fry till oil separates.  Now add the marinated pork pieces and fry for a minute.  Add 1/2 cup of water and mix well.  Cover and cook on a low flame for 20 minutes after the first whistle or till done.  Once it is cool, open the lid and simmer for 5 minutes, till the gravy is thick.  Lip-smacking ‘Pork Vindaloo’ is now ready to be served.  Try it this Christmas…I am sure you will love it!

  1. Simply mouthwatering curry..Beautiful color.

  2. Wishing you and family Merry Christmas and Happy New year Lissie, I am not blogging till after New years.
    Going to send this link to sis as she has been asking for a good recipe.

  3. I will be sure add a link to this website on my page. I’m sure my followers will find this article really useful.

  4. Dear Lissie,

    Some queries:

    1. How much salt should I add for 1 Kg of pork? I am a neophyte and follow recipes exactly 🙂

    2. I have seen cinnamon, whole black pepper and cloves in the vindaloo I have had in Goa…. Do we need that?

    3. Ginger garlic paste – what is the ratio of Ginger to garlic?

    4. Does pork get cooked easily? I normally take one whistle for chicken

    5. Can we please also have the sannas recipe – to serve with the vindaloo!

    6. What will be the most authentic oil to use



  5. What a great recipe to add to list.. God bless you for contributing your efforts.. 🙂 Thank you 🙂

  6. Very good Recipe. I always follow this when I make vindaloo. Turns out very well every time.