Lamb and Potato Vindaloo

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by aggal06

I found this recipe on the Idaho Potato Commission website. I've only made it once but it was really yummy. Vindaloo is a type of Indian curry and uses several different spices. If you do not have some of these spices they are easy to find at a neighborhood grocery store. Serve over rice.

Top Review by mary134e

This was just what I was looking for! I only substituted 1/2 cup coconut milk for the yogurt because of lactose problems, but it was just like the lamb vindaloo they make at my favorite Indian restaurant when I ask for MILD. I almost left out the chili, but I figured we could handle a little in a good sized recipe, and I was right! It got rave reviews! Thanks for posting it. Mary

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine ginger, garlic, 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil and next 7 ingredients in processor. Puree until paste forms.
  2. Heat remaining 1 Tablespoon of oil in heavy large pot over medium high heat. Add half of lamb. Sauté until brown, about 8 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer lamb to bowl. Repeat with remaining lamb. Add onions and spice paste to pot. Sauté until onions are tender, about 8 minutes.
  3. Return lamb to pot. Add tomato puree, yogurt and vinegar. Simmer over medium heat until sauce is thick, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. Add 5 cups water. increase heat and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium. Gently simmer uncovered until lamb is almost tender, about 50 minutes.
  4. Add potatoes; cover and simmer until potatoes and lamb are tender, stirring occasionally, about 35 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to serving bowl. Sprinkle with cilantro.

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