vindaloo

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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.

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vindaloo (plural vindaloos)

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

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