Mutton Vindaloo Recipe For A Spicy And Flavourful Dinner

If you are a hardcore meat lover, there is a high chance that you may not be a chicken but, mutton lover. Chicken may be popular among but only the true meat lovers know the value of tender mutton pieces. In India, one can find so many different types of mutton cooked with utmost love and believe me, all these curries are different from each other in terms of flavour, aroma, ingredients and cooking method. This piece is dedicated to a special and spicy Goan mutton curry I.e., Mutton Vindaloo.  

If you haven’t heard of this mutton curry, you are surely missing out on a lot. This traditional mutton curry is from Goa and cooked in a symphony of spices and vinegar. Let us tell you that it is not the rich flavour but also the rich history of this mutton curry which is going to amaze you. If some food legends are to be believed, Vindaloo is a traditional recipe having its roots in Goa’s catholic community. It is believed that this Indian curry is a Goan take on ‘carne de vinho e alhos’, a Portuguese dish.  

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This traditional Goan mutton curry has mutton cooked in vinegar and a plethora of spices. Firstly, the spices are soaked in vinegar and ground followed by the mutton pieces marinated in the ground spice paste with a hint of lemon juice. The mutton is then cooked till it gets tender and reaches a stage of perfection. Serve with pav or steamed rice and have this spicy mutton curry for dinner. What say? 

Looking for a quick recipe? Here you go!


  • 1 kg mutton 
  • 1 stick malt vinegar 
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds 
  • 1 garlic cloves 
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder 
  • 1 ginger 
  • 7 dried red chilies  
  • 1 tbsp oil 
  • 5 potatoes 
  • 2 onions (chopped) 
  • 2 green cardamoms 
  • 4 black peppercorns 
  • 4 green chilies  
  • 1 tsp sugar 
  • 2 tbsp malt vinegar 
  • 1 tsp sugar 
  • Salt to taste 


  • Take a blender and add cumin seeds, cinnamon, turmeric powder, red chilies, ginger and garlic and form a paste. 
  • In a pan, add oil and add the potatoes that have been cut into halves. Fry the potatoes and when done, put them aside. 
  • Now, add onions to the oil and sauté them until they are lightly brown. Then, add cloves, green cardamoms, black peppercorns, green chilies, salt and sugar. Add the mutton pieces.  
  • Add 2 cups water and let the mutton cook for 12 to 15 minutes until it is tender. When the mutton is slightly cooked, add ground masala paste and fried potatoes.  
  • Simmer till the mutton and the potatoes are cooked. Then, add vinegar and let it cook for 5 to 6 more minutes. 
  •  Serve with Goan bread or rice and enjoy!