How to Cook Vindaloo

In my last post I told you all about the history of Vindaloo and I discussed, the word vindaloo is a jumbled pronunciation of the Portuguese dish carne de vinha d’alhos (meat marinated in wine-vinegar and garlic), which was introduced to Indians in 15th century by Portuguese explorers. I received many mails and messages on…

Pav, the Staple Bread of Mumbai: Pair it with Keema, Vada, Misal and More

The story of pav begins many years ago with the Portuguese invasion of Goa. The Portuguese residing in India missed their daily diet of bread and meat, although many adopted the dietary habits of the Goans. Lizzie Collingham in Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors tells us that visiting Portuguese from the homeland were startled to find the wives of the settlers…

History of Vindaloo: From Portugal to India

Indians have many different kinds of curries. Every state and every household has their own version as well. Many-a-times, we have just taken someone else’s concept, and made it ours. Vindaloo is one such dish, and it now stands tall amongst all the Indian curries because of it spiciness. If you love spicy food which makes your…

The Birth and History of Port

Port takes its name from the city of Oporto that is situated at the mouth of the 560-mile long Rio Douro or River of Gold. Although one can easily find this variation of wine in the different parts of the world, be it Goa, India or Cape Town, South Africa. But only the Portuguese have…