A pork vindalho from Hospedaria Venite restaurant, which serves Goan food in Panaji, Goa, India. Vindaloo originated in Portugal and was brought to India by Portuguese explorers. Photo: Hospedaria Venite A pork vindalho from Hospedaria Venite restaurant, which serves Goan food in Panaji, Goa, India. Vindaloo originated in Portugal and was brought to India by Portuguese explorers. Photo: Hospedaria Venite
A pork vindalho from Hospedaria Venite restaurant, which serves Goan food in Panaji, Goa, India. Vindaloo originated in Portugal and was brought to India by Portuguese explorers. Photo: Hospedaria Venite

The history of vindaloo, loved in Britain: why India has Portuguese explorers to thank for the famous hot curry

  • The dish first found its way to Goa in India through Portuguese explorers in the early 15th century, where it was adapted by the local community
  • It became popular further afield after British colonisation of India in the 1800s, and in Britain in the 1970s when Indian restaurants became all the rage

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A pork vindalho from Hospedaria Venite restaurant, which serves Goan food in Panaji, Goa, India. Vindaloo originated in Portugal and was brought to India by Portuguese explorers. Photo: Hospedaria Venite A pork vindalho from Hospedaria Venite restaurant, which serves Goan food in Panaji, Goa, India. Vindaloo originated in Portugal and was brought to India by Portuguese explorers. Photo: Hospedaria Venite
A pork vindalho from Hospedaria Venite restaurant, which serves Goan food in Panaji, Goa, India. Vindaloo originated in Portugal and was brought to India by Portuguese explorers. Photo: Hospedaria Venite
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