Patties – Baked Puff Pastry stuffed with seasoned ground Beef

2 Jan

Wishing all of my lovely friends and your families a very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2015. Sharing with you today a staple snack in Goa called Patties (pronounced as pat-tis). A light snack stuffed with spiced ground beef in a puff pastry shell.

patties-goan-beef-snack-xacuti-masala-mince-puff-pastry-ideasPatties were only made with ground beef. Now a days you can find it made with chicken and potatoes. Before all the fancy cafe’s in Goa there were tea stalls, small mom and pop cafe’s and bakeries were Patties were on the menu. Bakeries during the 80’s and 90’s had very limited choices. Fresh bread was baked 2 times a day and a few snacks and sweets. To name a few Nankhatai (cookies made with flour, sugar and butter), Botta (baked crisped sweet bread sticks), Kaankana( Goan toasted hard Bagel), Angel Wings ( Palmier’s) and Plain Toast. I remember as my dad would get these all the time for our evening tea.


Goan Snacks at Cafe’s

Usually Patties are not made at home but are bought from the bakery or cafe’s as puff pastry dough is hard to find in the stores and not too many people know how to make puff pastry dough. It’s a different story now a days. All you need for this recipe is to make Mince Meat (cooked ground beef) which you can make in advance and then stuffed in puff pastry dough and baked.

Serving approx: 24 patties

patties-goan-beef-snack-xacuti-masala-mince-puff-pastryRecipe for Mince Meat


1 lbs of very lean ground beef (93%)

1 medium onion chopped fine

1″ ginger chopped fine

1 tbsp of xacuti masala

1/3 cup water

1/4 tsp of sugar

1/2 tsp of vinegar

1 box of puff pastry

salt to taste


Mince Meat -Goan Ground Beef


Heat oil in a pot, saute the onions and ginger till onions are translucent.

Add the xacuti masala and saute for 1 minute. Add the vinegar, sugar and saute for a quick minute.

Next add the ground beef and mix it well with all the spices add water and salt to taste and cook covered for 20 minutes on medium heat. Uncover and cook for another 10 minutes till all the water dries.

Take 1 medium diced onion and brown it with 1/2 tsp of sugar and salt, till light caramelized. Mix it together with the cooked ground beef. Let this mixture cool.

patties-goan-beef-snack-xacuti-masala-mince-puff-pastry-ingredientsDirections for Patties:

Heat oven to 400F

Divided each thawed sheet into 6 equal portions. On one half of the part place a tablespoon full of ground beef. Fold the sheet and press all the side together as a nice rectangle.


Continue with the above step for each cut out part. Line the patties on a sprayed cookie sheet. Lightly brush with oil/melted butter on top. Bake for approx 15 minutes till crust is light golden brown and puffy.

patties-goan-beef-snack-xacuti-masala-minceNot a meat eater then we have the Vegetarian Patties Recipe for you. Just stuff the puff pastry with any cooked vegetables or cooked mushrooms.


Baked Vegetarian Patties

Serve hot for brunch or as a snack.


53 Responses to “Patties – Baked Puff Pastry stuffed with seasoned ground Beef”

  1. pinkrunningkicks January 2, 2015 at 6:38 pm #

    Looks delicious!

    • Nandini January 2, 2015 at 7:36 pm #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  2. Johanne Lamarche January 2, 2015 at 7:41 pm #

    These look delicious. Love ginger!

    Sent from my iPad


    • Nandini January 2, 2015 at 9:01 pm #

      Thank You Johanne πŸ™‚

  3. Sandhya January 2, 2015 at 7:43 pm #

    Nandini, I love Patties too! The mention of botta makes my mouth water!
    Great post as usual! Happy new year to you.

    • Nandini January 2, 2015 at 9:01 pm #

      Thank You so much Sandhya. Wishing you too a Very Happy New Years πŸ™‚

  4. geekkat January 2, 2015 at 8:21 pm #

    oh yum!!! My grandmother made similar ones…a little difference on the recipe. Always loved it with potatoes…delicious!!

    • Nandini January 2, 2015 at 9:03 pm #

      That is so good to know πŸ™‚

  5. memarose3 January 2, 2015 at 8:55 pm #

    Yum. Never had – pinned for later. Happy New Year!

    • Nandini January 2, 2015 at 9:05 pm #

      Thank You! I hope you do give a try someday soon πŸ™‚

  6. Jueseppi B. January 2, 2015 at 9:45 pm #

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negroβ„’.

    • Nandini January 3, 2015 at 8:25 am #

      Thank You Juesseppi! Appreciate the reblog. Happy New Years!

  7. Corina January 2, 2015 at 11:35 pm #

    I love puff pastry parcels and the filling in these sounds so tasty.

    • Nandini January 3, 2015 at 8:26 am #

      Thank You Corina, they indeed melt in your mouth πŸ™‚

  8. Maccabros January 3, 2015 at 1:42 am #

    looking delicious…

  9. Loretta January 3, 2015 at 5:19 am #

    Hi Nandini, Happy New Year to you. Just saw this on my Reader, I make patties quite often too, love them, and I also use the same pastry, love the flakiness of it. By the way, I’m now ready to do the guest post, but not quite sure how to go about it. If you could brief me on it, I’ll be happy to submit the post. It’s been a busy season, but I’ve also managed to do a lot of baking and blogging πŸ™‚

    • Nandini January 3, 2015 at 8:31 am #

      Hi Loretta Wishing you too a Very Happy New Year!. That is awesome I will publish it on Friday 9th Jan. Will send you an email by the end of today. Looking forward to your post πŸ™‚

  10. Debbie Spivey January 3, 2015 at 6:10 am #

    Wow, Nandini, these look great! Happy New Year!

    • Nandini January 3, 2015 at 8:37 am #

      Thank You Debbie, Wishing you too a very Happy and Prosperous New Years!

  11. "Cheffie Cooks" January 3, 2015 at 7:48 am #

    Great recipe! Happy New Year Nandini! Cheryl

    • Nandini January 3, 2015 at 8:32 am #

      Thank You Cheryl!. Wishing you too a very Happy and Prosperous New Years.

  12. Melanie January 3, 2015 at 10:44 am #

    I can’t wait to try this!

    • Nandini January 3, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

      That’s awesome Melanie, please let me know how it turns out.

  13. April S. January 3, 2015 at 11:51 am #

    I need to make these!

    • Nandini January 3, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

      Yes April you should give it a try πŸ™‚

  14. Ann January 3, 2015 at 8:17 pm #

    oooh. Looks delectable.

    • Nandini January 4, 2015 at 12:33 pm #

      Thank You Ann πŸ™‚

  15. conniecockrell January 3, 2015 at 9:17 pm #

    Those look yummy. Thanks for sharing.

    • Nandini January 4, 2015 at 12:34 pm #

      My pleasure and Thank You Connie!

  16. Good Food Everyday January 3, 2015 at 10:24 pm #

    So yummy, would love to try the recipe, happy new year πŸ™‚

    • Nandini January 4, 2015 at 12:35 pm #

      I hope you do and a Very Happy New Years to you too :-).

  17. 4utu January 4, 2015 at 8:48 pm #

    These look great– I am trying it!

    Happy new year πŸ™‚

    • Nandini January 5, 2015 at 5:52 pm #

      Thank You and wishing you too a Very Happy New Years Estela πŸ™‚

  18. yummyinsidemytummy January 6, 2015 at 10:52 am #

    Crazy about these

    • Nandini January 6, 2015 at 7:11 pm #

      They are really good πŸ™‚

  19. Good Food Everyday January 7, 2015 at 9:26 pm #

    Oh I would just live these !

    • Nandini January 9, 2015 at 4:53 pm #

      I am sure you would love them too πŸ™‚

  20. jmsabbagh January 8, 2015 at 11:38 am #

    Fantastic recipe.We have similar Patties recipe we call it ” Shamburak” Its a Lebanese recipe.Thank you For visiting my blog.Best wishes.

    • Nandini January 9, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

      Thank You and thanks for sharing about Lebanese cuisine.

  21. Aaron VanZyll January 9, 2015 at 7:54 am #

    This looks amazing! Is there a difference between this Pattie recipe and Samosas, as far as ingredients? Or is the only difference frying vs. baking? I haven’t had a good Samosa since I was in Kenya and the photo you showed looks so delicious, I can’t wait to try this out, and the Samosas if you have a recipe for those. Thanks for sharing!

    • Nandini January 9, 2015 at 7:17 pm #

      Hi Aaron, I know that Kenya has a huge population of Indian’s and finding good Indian food should be easy. There is a difference in the crust of the samosas and patties. Samosas uses a dough crust like a wonton or spring roll wrapper and it is deep fried while patties uses puff pastry dough and is baked. Hopefully soon I will have a recipe up for a vegetarian samosas since you gave me the idea :-). Have a great weekend.

      • Aaron VanZyll January 9, 2015 at 7:23 pm #

        Awesome! I had a delicious lentil samosa in Nairobi and would love to make them sometime. I look forward to the post!

  22. deepsouthdigs January 10, 2015 at 5:01 am #

    Looks good! And simple to do!

    • Nandini January 10, 2015 at 9:33 am #

      Thanks! yes it is very easy πŸ™‚

  23. Brienne Jamieson January 11, 2015 at 11:59 am #

    This almost looks similar to certain ingredients that are used to make Jamaican patties as well. I may have to try these out and see how it tastes! πŸ™‚

    Also, I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Just wanted to let you know and you can find it on my latest blog post πŸ™‚

    • Nandini January 11, 2015 at 5:55 pm #

      Thank You so much Brienne, that was very sweet and kind of you.

      • Brienne Jamieson January 11, 2015 at 6:56 pm #

        You’re welcome! πŸ™‚

        • Darshana October 5, 2015 at 10:43 am #

          Hi, Nandini,thanks for stopping and liking my blog.

          • Nandini October 5, 2015 at 5:56 pm #

            You are very welcome Darshana πŸ™‚


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