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Nov 11, 2012 01:38 PM

Pork vindaloo

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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  1. 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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    1. re: Dirtywextraolives

      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. 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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      1. re: JungMann

        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!