Vindaloo meaning

vĭn'də-lo͝o
A highly seasoned dish of Indian origin made from meat or seafood cooked in a sauce of vinegar, red chilis, garlic, tamarind, and spices.
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A highly spiced curry originating in Goa, India, and usually containing vinegar.
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Of or relating to this curry or to the hottest or spiciest kinds of curry.

Vindaloo spices.

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A blend of chilis, tamarind, ginger, cumin, and mustard seeds, originally from Goa.
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A hot curry made with this spice.
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Origin of vindaloo

  • From Konkani (Indic language of western India) vindalu from Portuguese vinha-d'alho, vinha-d'alhos marinade or pickle for meat made of vinegar and garlic (via Goan Indo-Portuguese (Portuguese creole of Goa)) vinho wine (from Latin vīnum) de of (from Latin de–) alho garlic (from Latin ālium, allium)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Probably from the Portuguese vin-d'alho (“wine and garlic sauce"), from vinho (“wine") (whence the English vinho) + alho (“garlic"). Not related to aloo, but by confusion with this term the dish is often based on potatoes.
    From Wiktionary