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Slow Cooker Pork Vindaloo

Prep Time:

2 Hours 20 Minutes

Cook Time:

4 - 8 Hours


Serves 6



About the Recipe

Delightfully fragrant and absolutely delicious.


  • 750g pork shoulder steaks cut into 2 inch pieces

  • 6 small new potatoes halved

  • 3tbsp vegetable oil

  • 2 medium onions chopped

  • 1tbsp tomato puree

  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 100ml chicken stock

For the spice paste

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 2tsp chilli powder or 2 dried chillies

  • 3 cardamom pods

  • 1tsp turmeric

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1tsp black peppercorns

  • 1inch piece fresh ginger roughly chopped

  • 3tbsp cider vinegar


  1. Place the spices for the spice paste in a mortar and pestle and finely grind. Place in a blender or food processor and purée with ginger, garlic and vinegar.

  2. Pour this over the meat and coat well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hrs to marinate.

  3. Turn on the slow cooker and add the marinated meat and potatoes. In a large frying pan, heat the vegetable oil. Add the onions with some seasoning and sauté for 10 mins.

  4. Add the tomato purée, chopped tomatoes, cinnamon stick and stock. Bring to a boil. Pour over the meat and place the lid on. Cook for 4 hrs on high or 8 hrs low.

  5. Serve with fresh steamed rice, yogurt, fresh coriander, chopped red onion and your favourite chutneys.

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