from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A blend of red chilis, tamarind, and other spices, such as ginger, cumin, and mustard seeds.
- n. Any of various dishes of southern and central India made with this spice blend.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A blend of chilis, tamarind, ginger, cumin, and mustard seeds, originally from Goa.
- n. A hot curry made with this spice.
Probably Konkani (Indic language of western India) vindalu, from Portuguese vin d'alho : vinho, vin, wine (from Latin vīnum) + de, of (from Latin dē; see de-) + alho, garlic (from Latin ālium).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably from the Portuguese vin d’alho ("wine and garlic sauce"), from vinho ("wine") (whence the English vinho) + alho ("garlic"). Not related to aloo, but by confusion with this term the dish is often based on potatoes. (Wiktionary)