Goan Beef Roulade – ( Beef Rolls)

10 Oct

The goal of this blog is to educate my dear readers of Goan Cuisine as it has a very strong Portuguese influence specially in the Christian households of Goa. Using the best ingredients and styles of both worlds Goan have created their own fine cuisine.

beef-roulade-rolls-goan-recipe-curry-indianFor this week I decided, I would make Beef Roulade / Beef Rolls, I usually do my research on Google to see what has been written out there and what I know and to compare notes. In the US I haven’t been exposed to Rouladen and through my research I found out it is Polish and the only popular Polish food I have seen is the Famous Pierogies out here.

beef-roulade-rolls-goan-recipe-curry-spicesI think every European country has their own unique recipe for Beef Rouladen but the basic recipe compromises of thin slice meat stuffed with some sausages, slices of potato, carrots, onions rolled and cooked in a light gravy. The most popular Goan version is stuffed with the famous smoked Goan sausage that has tons of flavor.

Servings: Yield approx 12-14 rolls


2 lbs of thin sliced round steaks or skirt steaks about 4 ” long

1 medium onion diced

1 tomato diced

1 tbsp of recheado masala

2-3 tbsp of ginger-garlic paste

1 tbsp of vinegar

3/4 cup water

salt to taste

approx 24 toothpicks or cooking twine for tying


1 russet potato julienne 1/4 ” thick

2 carrots julienne about 1/4″ thick

1 bell pepper julienne 1/4″ each



Wash the sliced meat, apply ginger-garlic paste, vinegar and salt and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.

Take each sliced meat and layer it with potato, carrots and bell pepper strips. Roll the meet and tie it together or use toothpick.

Once’s done, in a larger skillet heat oil and add the onions, saute till translucent. Next add the tomatoes, saute till soften. Then add the recheado curry paste and fry for about 2 minutes. Add the water, salt to taste and a pinch of sugar cover and let the gravy simmer (Simmering the gravy first enhances the flavor. A tip I learnt from my mom).


Add weight to the meat to hold it’s rolled shaped for 10 minutes

Next add the rolled beef and add weight to the meat by using a heavy plate on top, so that the rolls don’t loosen out for about 10 minutes and then cook for 25-30 minutes on medium heat covered till the meat is soft and the gravy thicken.

beef-roulade-rolls-goan-recipes-curry-rouladenCut out the cooking twine or take the toothpicks off the rolls carefully and serve with rice or mashed potatoes.

Using Goan smoked Sausages:


Follow the same steps as above, just eliminate recheado masala and stuff the meat with sausage, potatoes, carrots and bell pepper as the Goan sausages gives it a lot of flavor.


Goan Beef Rolls with  Goan Smoked Sausages

I think it is a very simple recipe and has a very impressive finish. This recipe of the Goan Beef Roulade / Rolls / Rouladen will surely impress your guest for Thanksgiving.


145 Responses to “Goan Beef Roulade – ( Beef Rolls)”

  1. Chibimoekko May 21, 2015 at 6:26 pm #

    Thank you for stopping by mine 🙂
    Wow, what fantastic dishes you have here~

  2. Camie May 23, 2015 at 4:54 pm #

    Is the rechado masala quite spicy, Nandini? On a scale of 1-10 what would you say?

    • Nandini May 25, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

      Hi Camie the easiest would be to say it’s a little less or close to Sriracha sauce.

  3. sweetsharings May 29, 2015 at 12:37 am #

    This looks really yummy and interesting…I am going to try this one day for sure!

    • Nandini May 29, 2015 at 6:11 pm #

      Thank You and that will be really awesome 🙂 .

  4. Ms McKahsum June 4, 2015 at 4:59 pm #

    That looks delicious!! So glad to be exchanging thoughts with you!!

    • Nandini June 5, 2015 at 5:38 pm #

      Thank you so much Ms McKahsum 🙂 .

  5. Linda Creation June 12, 2015 at 3:15 am #

    Nandini darling doing this beauty with chicken breast keep ma finger croos will do beef in goa with sausages

    • Nandini June 12, 2015 at 6:58 pm #

      That is awesome. Lt me know how it goes 🙂

      • Linda Creation June 12, 2015 at 11:17 pm #

        Nandini it was terrific babs Just love every bite thx a ton ❤

        • Nandini June 13, 2015 at 8:39 am #

          Thanks much for the update Linda. That is so awesome 🙂

  6. drdblogs June 29, 2015 at 11:44 pm #

    It’s like a spicy beef olive- a Scottish dish- a beef parcel filled with oatmeal and seasoning served in a tomato based sauce.

    • Nandini June 30, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

      You are right, it is very close to it. Thank you for sharing that info. I am truly learning about different cuisines with similar named foods and recipes 🙂

  7. atasteofcakery July 20, 2015 at 9:01 pm #

    Love your blog !

    • Nandini July 23, 2015 at 1:48 pm #

      Thank You so much 🙂

  8. candiharris October 9, 2015 at 10:31 am #

    Wow! That looks soooo good:). I have a picky hubby, but this one I know he’ll like. I haven’t posted much as I’ve been ill. Please don’t stop posting your recipes. They’re fantastic!

    • Nandini October 9, 2015 at 5:19 pm #

      Thank You so much Candi. I hope you are feeling better. Take care my dear friend 🙂

  9. kathryningrid October 9, 2015 at 10:42 am #

    These are both beautiful and delicious sounding! Something I think even my picky eater husband would love, so I will certainly try it sometime! 😀 Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Nandini October 9, 2015 at 5:21 pm #

      Thank You so much Kathryn for your kind words. I hope soo too that your husband may enjoy it. Have a great weekend 🙂

  10. newsandviewsjb October 13, 2015 at 4:57 am #

    Thank you Nandini for the like of “He was the empty seat at Thanksgiving ….” – Jackie

    • Nandini October 13, 2015 at 4:53 pm #

      You are very welcome Jackie. Hope you are having a great week 🙂

  11. newsandviewsjb October 17, 2015 at 5:10 am #

    Nandini, Thank you for the like of “Off the Beaten Path – Cold Spring Farm in Colchester, CT.” We are having exceptionally beautiful foliage here in New England this season – this weekend is supposed to be peak color. – Jackie

    • Nandini October 17, 2015 at 9:14 am #

      You are so welcome Jackie. I am sure it must be so beautiful. In SoCal we do not see such beauty. We just got a light drizzle yesterday after a real hot and humid start of fall. El nino is supposed to be gaining strength hopefully some water would help our drought. Have a great weekend 🙂

  12. newsandviewsjb October 23, 2015 at 3:36 am #

    Thanks Nandini for the “Brown’s Harvest” like.
    I’ve been wondering about autumn in SoCal.Definitely will hope for water for all of you. – Jackie

    • Nandini October 23, 2015 at 8:10 pm #

      You are very welcome Jackie. Autumn has been warm so far we had temp’s up to 80F. El Nino sounds promising but equally troublesome with flooding and mudslides. Though the scientist say it still wont be enough to get us out of the drought. God willing everything goes well. You take care and have a great weekend 🙂

  13. newsandviewsjb November 7, 2015 at 5:40 am #

    Thank you Nandini for the like of “November Days in New England” – much appreciated!

    • Nandini November 7, 2015 at 9:36 am #

      You are very welcome Jackie. Wishing you a lovely weekend 🙂

  14. newsandviewsjb November 9, 2015 at 12:06 pm #

    Nandini, Thank you for the “Wicked Disappointing – Patriots/Redskins Game Not Aired” like. Had to miss Tom Brady & company but happy they won. – Jackie

    • Nandini November 11, 2015 at 4:09 pm #

      You are very welcome Jackie 🙂

  15. newsandviewsjb November 14, 2015 at 3:26 am #

    Nandini, Thanks so much for the like of “Mom’s Recipe Box: Nandini’s Caramel Bread Pudding.” I’m glad you liked this post and again, I appreciate the opportunity to include your recipe in my recipe series.
    Have a good weekend. – Jackie

    • Nandini November 14, 2015 at 9:14 am #

      Thank You Jackie. I too appreciate your kind gesture. Have a lovely weekend 🙂

  16. newsandviewsjb November 20, 2015 at 5:04 am #

    Happy Friday Nandini, Thank you for the like of “Jack Bannan Turkey Trot Moves Foodshare Towards Thanksgiving Goal”. – Jackie

    • Nandini November 20, 2015 at 5:45 pm #

      Happy Friday to you too Jackie. You are very welcome 🙂

  17. newsandviewsjbnewsandviewsjb November 27, 2015 at 9:02 am #

    Thanks Nandini for the recent likes. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. – Jackie

    • Nandini December 2, 2015 at 6:01 pm #

      You are very welcome Jackie. It was just me and my kids since my husband was in Chicago on work. Hope you had a lovely one as well.

  18. newsandviewsjb December 14, 2015 at 1:06 am #

    Nandini, Thanks for the like of “More From Stockbridge, MA”. Much appreciated! Still waiting for snow here in CT.- Jackie

    • Nandini December 14, 2015 at 12:26 pm #

      You are so welcome Jackie. I did see in the news that your side has warm weather while we have a nice chill winter compared to last year. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!


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