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Healthyfoodie121 Nov 11, 2012 01:38 PM

So I'm gonna be making pork vindaloo tonight and I'm very excited but why does the recipe call for so muh oil? Does anyone know? Can I reduce the amount used or will the results be incorrect. The recipe I'm doing calls for 1/3 cup of oil. Just a quick question really. Thanks guys.

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    Dirtywextraolives RE: Healthyfoodie121 Nov 11, 2012 01:48 PM

    I just made a pork vindaloo, but don't recall using exactly that much oil, but maybe after it was all said and done. How much meat are you browning? And are you including potatoes? Lots of onions? That's how I made mine, and it came out delicious. Just be sure to have enough oil to brown everything well.

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      Healthyfoodie121 RE: Dirtywextraolives Nov 11, 2012 01:56 PM

      It's a traditional vindaloo so it doesn't have potatoes but it has 2 onions. I think I will use maybe 1-2 tablespoons of oil

    2. JungMann RE: Healthyfoodie121 Nov 11, 2012 04:55 PM

      You generally need a good amount of oil to properly fry the onions to the right red/brown stage and to bloom your spices. 5 tablespoons, which is about 1/3 cup, does not seem excessive here. If you want to try reducing the oil, lower your heat to make sure you don't scorch the onions because the pan is too dry and have some water ready to sprinkle over the spices when you're toasting them as they have a tendency to burn without enough oil.

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        Healthyfoodie121 RE: JungMann Nov 12, 2012 06:42 AM

        I went ahead and reduced the oil last night to two tablespoons but the onions did begin to get close to burning but I added another teaspoon and that fixed it so it works with 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon of oil. Thanks!

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