The Goan Beef Cutlet Recipe is a spiced version of a German Schnitzel and Chicken Fried Steak and the coating is cream of wheat/ semolina/rava. I love these cutlets. We used to make sandwiches with the leftovers as a quick snack. Beef, fish and pork is consumed a lot in a christian household in Goa. Every time I think of a new recipe for my blog it always has to do something with beef :-) .
If you do go online and search for Goan Beef Cutlets you will find a lot of recipes with ground beef. A pattie made with ground beef is called as Almôndegas for a Goan cutlet only sliced beef that is tenderized is used. I used Chuck Steak to make this recipe but I wouldn’t recommend as it was way too chewy. Sharing my families recipe with you.
2 lbs of sliced beef about 3-4″ round and 1/4″thick
3 tbsp of vinegar
1″ of fresh ginger
10-12 garlic cloves
12 whole cloves
10 whole pepper cloves
2 cups of cream of wheat/rava/semolina
Salt to taste
Wash and wipe dry the meat. Grind garlic, ginger, jalapeno, cloves, peppercorns and vinegar to a fine paste.
Apply salt and the ground marinade to the cut meat. Let marinate for 1 to 2 hours in the refrigerator.
Heat oil in a shallow pan. Coat each slice with cream of wheat and shallow fry till light golden brown.
Serve as a side or enjoy with Oil-Free Sautéed Green Beans like I did.
2 lbs of fresh-cut green beans
1 medium onion diced
1 chopped tomato
1 diced jalapeno
4 cloves of garlic chopped
1/2 tsp of cumin seeds
1/4 tsp of turmeric
1/2 chicken or veg bouillon
1 cup water
1/2 cup of fresh grated coconut (optional)
salt to taste
In a pot add all the above ingredients together. Mix well, cover and cook for 25-30 minutes till the beans are soft. Check and stir in between. If adding grated coconut add in the last 5 minutes. Mix well and enjoy as a nice tasty healthy side.