Beef vindaloo. Beef marinated with vindaloo paste is cooked in deliciously rich sauce. An easy side dish that’s guaranteed to impress everyone in the family!
Certain dishes are synonymous with restaurants and takeaways. Think butter chicken, tikka masala, tandoori etc. These dishes became restaurant favorites for a reason. They are classics that define a cuisine, the vibrant sauces are eye catching, and above all else, they are incredibly delicious. So, how about recreating a restaurant favorite, and yes, in the comfort of your own home right in your kitchen?
And today, we’re going to recreate a much-loved classic Indian curry recipe – beef vindaloo. Tender beef in spicy tangy vindaloo sauce. It’s truly the easiest and my most favorite way to cook beef. So delicious!
Vindaloo spice paste
Homemade or store bought – the choice is up to you. I prefer to go with my fail-proof vindaloo spice paste recipe that always deliver the best vindaloo curry. In fact, this spice paste is so versatile you can use it marinate any meat or chicken, and grill, roast or fry them to make delicious meals for your family. And the best part? This paste is freezer-friendly.
First step – marinate beef
Toss beef pieces in the vibrant masala, and let it absorb all the incredible flavors. Cover and place it in the refrigerator. Ideally, you must allow at least 30 minutes for the flavors to develop. If you have time, leave it in the refrigerator overnight for maximum flavor.
Make authentic beef vindaloo
To begin with, sauté onions and garlic in a little oil followed by stir frying dried spices like turmeric and chili powder. Red chilies are one of the base ingredients of vindaloo paste, so make sure you add in more or less chili powder depending on your preference. Next up, the vibrant ingredients that add the color to the sauce – tomato paste and tomatoes.
A touch of tangy flavor is a must for vindaloo dishes, so a dash of vinegar is absolutely necessary. Now marinated beef goes into the pan. You’ll also need to add a little sugar for a nice contrasting flavor. Pour in a little water, cover with lid, and cook.
Mouthwatering beef vindaloo curry to tantalize your tastebuds!
More beef recipes:
- Indian Beef Curry
- Beef Korma
- Beef Stroganoff
- Kerala Beef Fry | Beef Ularthiyathu
- Beef Biryani
- Chilli Beef
- Basic Beef Burger Patty Two Ways