Roast Beef

Roast Beef

Do you have fond memories of Roast Meat Sandwiches? Those finely cut slices of brown meat stuck between two slices of bread and butter. Used to be my favorite snack during work or play, pop in some greens and consider it a meal. Mama used to pack these for my “Short Recess” in school 🙂

I would recommend doing this as a side dish, this is something to be eaten as a side dish or weekend sandwiches with a dash of mayo mustard and greens. I also like eating it along with some dal rice/ kichdi 🙂 but then i feel it requires a tad bit more spice.

The ox tongue is virtually done the same way and I would choose to do that if you just want to feast on a dish with some poi 🙂

Ingredients for Roast Meat Masala:

1 Onion of Garlic
1 1/2 Inch Ginger
8 – 10 Peppercorns
6 – 8 Cloves
2 Inch Piece Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds

Roast Beef Ingredients:

1 Kilo Beef
2 Tablespoon Vinegar or Juice of 1 Sour Lime
Salt as Per Taste
1/2 Onion
3 Whole Kashmiri Chilies
2 Teaspoons Sugar


Salt the meat and keep aside

Pound or grind the 5 Spice Masala ingredients, at the time of doing this we had no electricity so a mortar and pestle come to good use.

Make a ginger garlic paste and add it to the chunk of beef.

Then add the vinegar, we are using local vinegar

Once the vinegar is added, apply the spices to the meat

The meat is cut like this so the spices can be put into the grooves and to ensure it gets into every part of it.

Once this is done, keep it aside with a weight on it for 45 minutes to an hour.

Pour some oil into the pressure cooker, when hot add some sugar and wait till its caramelized (becomes brown)

Add the chunk of beef to it and enjoy the sizzle 🙂 Use a fork and keep turning it around till all the sides are

When its nice and brown, add the onions and chillies

Put some water in the vessel you stored the meat under pressure in so we don’t loose any of the masala and pour it in to the pressure cooker.

Once its all in close the pressure cooker and turn on the heat, slower the better.

In around 45 minutes depending on the heat, open up the pressure cooker

You should have the meat look like what it is in the below picture.

You now need to wait for the dish to cool off, so you can start cutting the slices of meat. You don’t need to remove the stock from the pressure cooker we needed the cooker to make another dish 🙂

Once its cut, you can reheat the meat with the stock, or even wait for most of it to dry up. Please note, incase you added too much water this would not be recommended as you will over cook the meat.

There you have it, the Goan Beef Roast 🙂 Do you want a slice? Go ahead make your kids those sandwiches their friends will talk about!

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27 Responses to Roast Beef

  1. Laura Lima October 13, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    Thanks Dear for sharing this authentic Beef Roast. This what I was actually looking for. May I request you to also share the Beef Steak recipe. God Bless You Always:) Laur

    • Nancy Gibbs March 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm #

      hi clyde, com este
      thanks for all the recipes but i am a senior citizen it would help if get a print, is this possible as I would like to try these dishes which brought back loving memories of my avo.
      I would like to try the sausage meat to store in a jar. It would help me a lot as I am not very mobile. Tks

  2. kaleon October 13, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    Thank you Clyde, just in time for the weekend coming up. Will definitely try it. Lovely pictures. Thank you, Louise

  3. Karishma Pais October 13, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    Brings back old memories. Will try this out as soon as I can get my hands on a good chunk of beef

  4. Clyde November 27, 2013 at 5:44 am #

    Thank you Kaleon 🙂 Let me know what you think 🙂

  5. Clyde November 27, 2013 at 5:45 am #

    🙂 Good luck!

  6. Clyde November 27, 2013 at 5:45 am #

    Beef steak with onions potatoes, will be done when time permits 🙂 Thank you!

  7. Freda Gomes January 28, 2014 at 5:47 am #

    Thank u Clyde… i am preparing the same for my family today… just needed to confirm , how did u get the potatoe cubes ready in your final dish display pic.. seek your support… Thank u – Freda

  8. Amrita May 7, 2014 at 7:45 am #

    I will try this

  9. janine June 24, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    Yes, I am so looking forward to seeing the beef steak with onions and potatoes receipe.

  10. janine June 24, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    I would really love to see a receipt for Beef Steak with onions and fried potatoes

  11. Tanya November 9, 2014 at 2:25 pm #

    Prepared n enjoyed it. Quiet the similar taste to what my aunt prepares..thank u

  12. Antonia September 25, 2016 at 9:23 pm #

    what cut of beef would you recommend? Will try it out soon

  13. Jaison September 26, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

    Thank you very much Clyde. Much appreciated.

  14. Markos Williams October 20, 2016 at 5:46 pm #

    Excellent work. Thank you for your recipes

  15. Cathy L October 25, 2016 at 12:50 am #

    Clyde can’t wait to try this. My brother is dreaming of authentic goan beef roast. he will be attempting it in a crockpot. It yields a really intense flavor because of being cooked on low heat for 4 to 6 hours. Keep your wonderful recipes coming. Cathy

  16. Mascarenhas November 20, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

    Every quick and easy recepie. My family enjoyed it.

  17. sarita December 22, 2016 at 7:23 am #

    Hi Clyde

    just a clarification –
    Once its all in close the pressure cooker and turn on the heat, slower the better.

    do you close te cooker and put on the whistle and take one whistle on hight heat and then lower or do you keep it on slow fire all the time. for 1 kilo beef would 1 cup water do.

    which steak do you use – rump, topside, sirlion,


  18. Antoinette Pereira May 20, 2017 at 6:18 am #

    Thanks Clyde. Prepared the same and we all enjoyed. Awaiting Beef Steak Recipe.

  19. Michelle August 15, 2017 at 9:22 am #

    Thanks so much, so easy and so delicious. Keep these great Goan recipes coming!

  20. Karen Machado August 17, 2017 at 10:20 pm #

    Have prepared quite a few recipes Clyde and find them very authentic!
    Everyone who has tasted the same relish it.
    Your Mum is a fantastic cook like your maternal grandmum.

  21. Jenny September 1, 2017 at 8:24 pm #

    Really nice recipe! My husband loved it..

  22. Ivan October 24, 2017 at 10:26 am #

    Hi it was very easy to make the tasty roast beef. Thanks for recipe…

  23. Hazel Noronha December 24, 2017 at 2:56 am #

    Thank u Clyde, have been looking all over for authentic Goan roast beef the way my mum in law would make but never really liked them as they didn’t taste the same. Glad I can pass on this recipe unlike my mum in law who took it to her grave??

  24. J. A. S. O. N June 10, 2018 at 11:45 am #

    Hi Clyde,

    I love to cook, love to experiment also

    Thank you so much for your recepie.
    It was awesome, I made pork n beef mixed roast & Chicken cafreal for my Mom’s Birthday…
    Served 23 people. It was a huge hit.
    Everyone was asking how i did it?
    Wat are the secret ingredients?, i played kinda like big chef talks… N then i told em about ur site.
    Sent the website link on the family n friend groups

    A big thank you again

  25. Cheryl Saghoo October 29, 2018 at 2:47 pm #

    Do you have a cookbook clyde???

  26. ROMA MENEZES July 4, 2019 at 6:04 am #

    I tried this recipe just yummy the only difference since we are goans we always keep the yellow meat masala is what we call it always ready so it was easy for me. My granny prepares this masala as home

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