This dish was amazing -- it tasted just like something we could have ordered from an Indian restaurant. My husband and I decided to cook together for Valentine's Day, and this fit the bill for a something we enjoyed both cooking and eating. A word of warning...we're from Louisiana and are acustomed to hot foods, so we put in the max cayenne called for (1 tsp). Man, was it hot! Would use the min 1/2 tsp if you don't like it too spicy. As for us, we'll try 3/4 tsp next time.
Pork Vindaloo with Raita
AmberRose79 Posted: 02/15/09
thendricks Posted: 04/17/09
This was a great recipe! I made it with the lower amount of red pepper but would probably increase it next time. The raita sauce is great - I used greek yogurt rather than draining the regular on paper towels. I would make the sauce alone as a dip for crackers or veggies.
LeighLa17 Posted: 01/11/10
WOW! I loved this recipe. I made this for dinner on Sunday and was so happy that I had leftovers for lunch on Monday. I marinated the pork & onions for about 2 - 2.5 hours but other than that I stuck very close to recipe and went with 3/4 tsp of red pepper which provided just the right amount of spice for my boyfriend and I (we like food with some heat). I served this dish with the raita and brown basmati rice. It was really very easy to make.
JJ1916ohio Posted: 06/15/10
The flavor was right but it had no sauce to it. I was wondering at the lack of liquid in the ingredient list. Maybe I did it wrong but next time I would use a can of fire roasted diced tomatoes instead of fresh and put the liquid from the can in with it at the tomato step. Also I would probably add a 1/2 tbsp - 1 tbsp of tomato paste to thicken it and maybe even a splash of chicken stock. Vindaloo is my favorite dish at Indian restaurants so I was a bit disappointed in this. Did anyone else have issues with there not really being a sauce?
Lauren4444 Posted: 07/19/10
Vindaloo is supposed to be firey hot......this one is so tame its boring.
Shirley12 Posted: 04/06/10
WOW! I made this for the first time tonight and I'm totally impressed. I've been cooking Indian for about 10 years, including Vindaloo, Rogan Josh, paneer, Curries, etc. This recipe is so simple and right on with the flavors, with less oil and fat than most recipes I've used. It took much less time than I expected and was overwhelmed with the results. Thank you for a great recipe CL!!! I'll definitely make this again. I also substituted greek yogurt with great results.
mjmayinsf Posted: 04/22/10
The spices were great. Even 1/2 tsp. of red pepper provides some heat, so watch out! My only complaint is that the pork was not as tender as I would have liked. I will make next time using boneless skinless chicken thighs for better texture, but the flavor is great. Or, maybe try pork again but in the slow cooker to tenderize the meat more? I also used Greek yogurt and prepared with brown basmati rice pilaf. There is something off on the portion sizes of this recipe, so hard to know the true calorie count (this recipe makes about 3 cups of raita, but the serving size is only 1/4 cup X 6 servings = 1.5 cups). Maybe try halving the raita?
kodonnell Posted: 07/11/11
I have made this twice now. Once for hubby and the second time for guests. Each time it got rave reviews. I followed the recipe exactly with two exceptions. I used lamb and I also cooked it in the crockpot. I used Fage yogurt for the raita since it does not need to be strained. I served it with saffron basmati rice, dalh, and naan. Next time I will make this with chicken.
annveronica Posted: 01/16/12
I have made this three times and it is fabulous. (If you want more heat, just add some more red pepper.) For my husband and me, the taste is wonderful... rich and velvety and interesting. Love the raita with it. The third time, I used Greek yogurt to save the first step of putting the yogurt on paper towels. With the Greek yogurt, the texture is like sour cream. Also, it's winter, so I used a can of fire-roasted tomatoes in with the pork instead of cutting up fresh tomatoes (which have no taste right now). (I cut up tomatoes for the raita, though.) I will be making this often, and for company, as I think any guests with fun taste in food would really enjoy this.
Cookingnskiing Posted: 05/11/12
Delicious and quick. I used a can of fire roasted diced tomatoes, with juice, for the vindaloo. Also added some chicken broth to give a bit more sauce. I used non-fat Greek yogurt for the raita. Cooked in 30 minutes just like promised. Next time I may let the meat and onions marinte a bit longer. I will make this again for sure.
carolfitz Posted: 05/19/14
Used full measure of cayenne, subbed drained petite diced tomato for fresh and added chicken broth to cover because the pork needed to simmer awhile til tender and the broth reduced. Served with flat bread & carrot-pistachio-raisin raita. Pretty good. (We liked all the "world-cuisine" recipes from this article.)