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.
vindaloo (plural vindaloos)
- A blend of chilis, tamarind, ginger, cumin, and mustard seeds, originally from Goa.
- A hot curry made with this spice.
- “Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989] ” listed in the