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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11 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

  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

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