Beef Cutlets Recipe

26 Jun

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 πŸ™‚ .

beef-cutlets-bread-mince-pao-goan-indian-rawa-fried-country-steak-recipeIf 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 AlmΓ΄ndegas for a Goan cutlet only sliced beef that is tenderized is used. I usedΒ  Chuck Steak to make this recipe but I wouldn’t recommend as it was way too chewy. Sharing my families recipe with you.

beef-cutlets-schnitzel-country-fried-steak-spiced-chicken-recipeServing Size: 6-8


2 lbs of sliced beef about 3-4″ round and 1/4″thick

3 tbsp of vinegar

1″ ofΒ  fresh ginger

1-2 jalapeno

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 SautΓ©ed Green Beans like I did.

beef-cutlets-bread-mince-pao-goan-indian-marinade-gravyMy Easy recipe for Oil-Free SautΓ©ed Green Beans


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 tastyΒ  healthy side.


98 Responses to “Beef Cutlets Recipe”

  1. Mr. Militant Negro June 26, 2015 at 4:03 pm #

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negroβ„’.

    • Nandini June 26, 2015 at 4:22 pm #

      Thank You so much Juessepi. As always for being so generous. You have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  2. Jim June 26, 2015 at 4:03 pm #

    that looks good!

    • Nandini June 26, 2015 at 4:23 pm #

      Thank You so much Jim. You have a great weekend πŸ™‚

      • Jim June 26, 2015 at 4:54 pm #

        you too!

  3. kstorm93 June 26, 2015 at 4:14 pm #

    Looks awesome!

    • Nandini June 26, 2015 at 4:26 pm #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  4. timm June 26, 2015 at 4:29 pm #

    I am making this beef cutlet asap! Looks so good. Thanks for the recipe! Great weekend to you

    • Nandini June 26, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

      Thank You Much, Timm. Wishing you too a great weekend. Let me know how it goes.

  5. jmsabbagh June 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm #

    Super recipe ,l liked the spices a lot. We will tried it with chicken too. Greetings.

    • Nandini June 26, 2015 at 5:20 pm #

      Thank you so much Jalal. That will be awesome. Please let me know if you do use chicken and how it turns out for you :-).

      • jmsabbagh June 26, 2015 at 5:26 pm #

        My wife used thin chicken breasts ,same spices,and she used olive oil to fry the chicken.,(( She call it Chicken cream chop)tender and delicious. Regards.

        • Nandini June 26, 2015 at 5:34 pm #

          Sounds very yummy Jalal. Can I come over :-). Do convey my appreciation and Thanks to your wife for sharing her lovely Chicken Cream Chops Recipe.

          • jmsabbagh June 26, 2015 at 6:38 pm #

            My Wife ,Hilda says Hi to you and happy to read more of your new recipes.

            • Nandini June 26, 2015 at 9:50 pm #

              Thanks to you both πŸ™‚

  6. STAN THE MAN June 26, 2015 at 5:12 pm #

    Hello Nandini!

    MAMMA MIA! Your BEEF CULTLETS look FANTASTICO, Just looking at Your pictures fills My TUMMY. yet again. It just brings back HAPPY MEMORIES. In other words I am going down MEMORY LANE with every one of Your recipes. Me mum, the late DONNA IDA would prepare beef cutlets for Me,when on holiday in GOA, When I saw Your recipe, the cutlets looked the same as the ones made at 123 IDA HOUSE ALTO COMBA, MARGAO,GOA, many years ago, I am REMINISCING about the good old days, MY grandma would also prepare some mouthwatering beef cutlets. We will put Your recipe to the test., I think your recipe maybe a bit different from what My mum used to make. I don;t know, I may be wrong, Sometimes My Mrs is a bit reluctant to try out certain recipes for fear of them not turning out good. And I always say to Her ‘YOU GOT TO RISK IT,
    FOR A BISCUIT’, I said this before and I have to say this again, Your recipes are OUT OF THIS WORLD and Your photos are PHENOMENAL. Thanks for sharing Your FABULOUS RECIPES and YOUR CULINARY TALENT with US. I am looking forward to some YUMMYLICIOUS BEEF CUTLETS at the weekend (courtesy NANDINII).

    Have a nice weekend,



    • Nandini June 26, 2015 at 5:31 pm #

      Thank You much Mr Stan for your encouraging words. I am happy to know that it brings back Happy memories about your mum, Grand Ma and Donna Ida. I am sure there are variations to the recipe in each household. Since my dad would have stomach ulcers our food was much blander then most Goan cuisine. Love your quote Mr Stan…The English made the Biscuits after all πŸ™‚ . You and Mrs Stan have a great weekend as well.

  7. Exploring Alura June 26, 2015 at 6:14 pm #

    I wish I could sit at your family’s get-together table. All of these recipes have me positively drooling at how flavorful and homespun they must taste. Thank you for sharing your recipes. If I ever get money to prepare good food like this, I will be coming to your page right away!

    • Nandini June 26, 2015 at 9:48 pm #

      Awww….. I am lost for words. But Thank you so much. You take care.

  8. Wendy June 26, 2015 at 6:24 pm #

    cream of wheat! love it.
    Great post, brought back some great memories, and inspiration for future recipes.

    • Nandini June 26, 2015 at 9:48 pm #

      Thank You so much Wendy. I am happy it brought back memories πŸ™‚

  9. Back Home in Bromont. com June 26, 2015 at 6:50 pm #

    Now that looks good.:-)

    • Nandini June 26, 2015 at 9:51 pm #

      Thank You Much Tom πŸ™‚

      • Back Home in Bromont. com June 27, 2015 at 8:08 am #

        I’m inspired, I’m going shopping to try and make it myself. πŸ™‚

        • Nandini June 27, 2015 at 8:44 am #

          That is awesome Tom. Let me know how it turns out πŸ™‚

          • Back Home in Bromont. com June 27, 2015 at 12:09 pm #

            Diner tonight! I’ll let you know. πŸ™‚

  10. Sandhya June 26, 2015 at 8:54 pm #

    Nandini, These cutlets look scrumptious. I like the crispy exterior the rawa lends to this dish! You write so well. It makes me feel like I am there in your home in Goa as these cutlets are made:)

    • Nandini June 26, 2015 at 9:53 pm #

      Awwww… Thank you Sandhya. That is very sweet of you to say. You have a great weekend πŸ™‚

      • Sandhya June 28, 2015 at 8:21 pm #

        Thanks Nandini. I hope you had a great weekend too.

  11. Tanushree Ghosh June 27, 2015 at 12:49 am #

    Wow!!..this looks fabulous..just going to try this!!.. πŸ™‚

    • Nandini June 27, 2015 at 8:28 am #

      Thank You Much Tanushree πŸ™‚

  12. bnanno June 27, 2015 at 1:43 am #

    That’s a problem with beef: the tenderest cuts get spoilt from coating & frying & others maybe too tough.
    I will try this out with certain cuts of beef, which are good for “empanar” (breading)- recipe sounds really tasty.

    In US the cuts are different, but more or less these Spanish cuts come from some of the part called “Round” or “Top/Bottom” sirloin.
    I have never tried coating with rava, sounds very crunchy & satisfying.

    It’s fascinating how the similar sounding words may mean a different dish :). “Albondigas” here means meatballs, and a ground meat patty shaped into a cutlet is called a “Filete Ruso”= Russian fillet!

    • Nandini June 27, 2015 at 8:40 am #

      Thank You so much for the informative note πŸ™‚ . I am not very well versed with different cuts of meat in beef. I need to explore it more. When I first started my blog I too was surprised by some similarities and variations in different cuisines. I think we Goan’s took the best parts of the Portuguese influences and gave it our own slight Indian twist to make it unique. We use semolina and rice flour for coating more than bread-crumbs. I will look forward to your feedback. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

      • bnanno June 28, 2015 at 10:35 am #

        Goans did an amazing job there :p, even though I do like Portuguese food too

  13. bnanno June 27, 2015 at 1:44 am #

    Spanish cuts of beef are
    And for breading: Fillets of Babilla, Contra or Tapa

    • Nandini June 27, 2015 at 8:42 am #

      Thank you so much for the link. We say Carne de Vaca for beef πŸ™‚

      • bnanno June 28, 2015 at 10:33 am #

        You can say carne de vaca o vacuno for beef. So you would get on fine.
        I have learnt about the different cuts over the years with the help of my local butchers: still quite a few around- hope they survive the supermarkets.
        Sometimes I would describe the recipe & they would suggest what would work.

        • Nandini June 28, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

          Thanks for sharing your insight. I have learned a few things from our conversation. You have a great week ahead πŸ™‚

  14. ledrakenoir June 27, 2015 at 3:08 am #

    Sounds (and looks) very tempting… πŸ™‚

    • Nandini June 27, 2015 at 8:42 am #

      Thank You much and it is πŸ™‚

  15. Harry...the Man! June 27, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

    I like the idea of making sandwiches with the leftovers. I would love that.

  16. runrodrun June 28, 2015 at 10:51 am #

    Guess whose whacky WordPress reader was following your blog before it decided to not follow you without first checking with me???? *Sigh* Technology, huh? I really don’t know how this happens 😦

    I have some great recipes to catch up on πŸ™‚

    This, for example, looks absolutely amazing Nandini!!! I wish you had a restaurant in Toronto πŸ˜€

    • Nandini June 28, 2015 at 3:24 pm #

      Thank you Ron for the complement, which I will gladly take πŸ™‚ . My husband says the same. It’s just too much work. I know wordpress is acting up. My reader too does not show me a lot of the blogs I follow and I feel bad I cannot support my friends. We need to tell them to stop being like FB and select our news feed for us.

  17. teagan geneviene June 28, 2015 at 11:18 am #

    Yum! It looks and sounds delicious. Hugs.

    • Nandini June 28, 2015 at 3:25 pm #

      Thank you much Teagan for your kind words. You have a great week ahead. Hugs to you too πŸ™‚

  18. Paul Palop June 28, 2015 at 1:29 pm #

    Seriously mouth watering

    • Nandini June 28, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

      Thank You Paul. That is very kind of you to say.

      • Paul Palop June 28, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

        you’re a great cook, just saying… πŸ™‚

  19. Back Home in Bromont. com June 28, 2015 at 2:27 pm #

    Made it last night. I used New York strip loin. Fantastic! The veg also came out really well. Thanks again for the inspiration and recipe. πŸ™‚

    • Nandini June 28, 2015 at 9:03 pm #

      That is so awesome and I am happy to know that you enjoyed the recipe. Thank you much for the update. Have a great week πŸ™‚

      • Back Home in Bromont. com June 29, 2015 at 8:07 am #

        A pleasure. The recipe is a “keeper”. πŸ™‚

  20. jemssparkles June 29, 2015 at 8:24 am #

    I like German Schnitzels a lot, so hope to like this variation just as much. They definitely look good in the pictures :). – Jirrine

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

      Thank You much Jirrine πŸ™‚

  21. fromthefamilytable June 29, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

    CFS is a family favorite, but the Goan spices and twists make a totally different dish!

    • Nandini June 30, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

      That is true Daryl πŸ™‚

  22. Tanveer Rauf June 30, 2015 at 10:51 pm #

    looks so tasty

    • jacksjottings July 1, 2015 at 11:44 pm #

      Thanks for visiting my blog. I rarely eat meat but if this dish dish was up to me I would savour it. All your recopies are a delight I only visit you now and again and cruse around to get a few good tips especially with herbs and spices.

      • Nandini July 2, 2015 at 6:33 pm #

        You are so welcome Jack. I am happy to know you find my blog useful. You have a great 4th!

    • Nandini July 2, 2015 at 6:27 pm #

      Thank you much Tanveer πŸ™‚ .

  23. Head over Heels - Aysha July 1, 2015 at 12:56 am #

    This looks delicious, I might try this tomorrow. One day, soon, when I have a proper kitchen I am going to work my way through all your recipes.

    • Nandini July 2, 2015 at 6:28 pm #

      Thank you Much Aysha. It is very kind of you to say and do πŸ™‚

      • Head over Heels - Aysha July 5, 2015 at 10:25 am #

        Taking me a while to find cream of semolina, I guess I’ll have to head in to a big supermarket. But I have everything else. I’ll let you know how it goes.

  24. miss.teah July 1, 2015 at 8:56 pm #

    Nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award πŸ™‚

    • Nandini July 2, 2015 at 6:29 pm #

      Thank You so much. That is very sweet and kind of you. I am humbled πŸ™‚ .

  25. Brent ~ College Recipe Cafe ~ July 2, 2015 at 1:31 pm #

    When you mentioned serving the beef cutlets on a sandwich I imagined it topped roasted peppers and onions. Yum!

    • Nandini July 2, 2015 at 6:39 pm #

      I second that… Truly Yum πŸ™‚

  26. Ms McKahsum July 2, 2015 at 7:46 pm #


  27. swatisharma2005 July 3, 2015 at 4:26 am #

    Mouthwatering recipe…very easy and simple one too….Thanks for liking my Focaccia Bread recipe!!!

  28. Linda Fernandes July 8, 2015 at 8:57 pm #

    Wooooow Nandini just refresh the memories it’s my favorite

    • Nandini July 9, 2015 at 2:36 pm #

      Thank You Much Linda. I am glad to know πŸ™‚

  29. inesephoto July 10, 2015 at 3:45 am #

    I use a meat mallet before marinating – to make the meat softer πŸ™‚

    • Nandini July 10, 2015 at 4:15 pm #

      Thank You so much for the tip. I do need to get me one of those πŸ™‚

  30. mickyn July 10, 2015 at 5:52 am #

    Thank you for checking out my blog! Yours looks gorgeous and is very informative. Keep up the good work πŸ™‚

    • Nandini July 10, 2015 at 4:16 pm #

      You are so welcomed πŸ™‚ . And Thank You to you as well.

  31. quirkywritingcorner June 28, 2016 at 7:05 am #

    Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner.

    • Nandini July 6, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

      Thank You so much for the re-blog πŸ™‚

  32. susanenholm32 July 9, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

    Thanks for finding my blog post with desert flowers. Admire your images. The color is excellent.

    • Nandini July 11, 2016 at 1:21 pm #

      Thank you so much Susan appreciate your kind words πŸ™‚

  33. She Said What July 26, 2016 at 6:39 am #

    Looks delish! 😍

    • Nandini July 29, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  34. C. C. Cedras August 11, 2016 at 7:05 pm #

    I can do this gluten free, no problem, by using corn flour or corn meal (or a mix of both), or ground pecans as the coating. Thanks, this looks amazing!

    • Nandini August 15, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

      Yes, you sure can. Corn meal will be very close to cream of wheat texture πŸ™‚

  35. Teagan Geneviene September 10, 2016 at 9:37 am #

    What a beautiful meal. It sounds delicious. Hugs.

    • Nandini September 13, 2016 at 5:04 pm #

      Thank You Teagan so much. Hope you are doing well my dear πŸ™‚

  36. Jack C November 4, 2016 at 7:23 pm #

    Good evening Nandini. It’s a pleasure to read your recipes. I’m not much of a beef eater but I love green beans so I will surely try this recipe. Iwant to thank youn for checking my site and hope you come back. I’ll be sharing my Texas chili recipe in just a few days.
    Are you in India? I’m in Indiana, USA.

    • Nandini November 14, 2016 at 5:25 pm #

      Hi Jack, thank you for stopping by. I will look forward to your recipe. I live in Los Angeles though I was born and brought up in India.

  37. frankensport2014 February 20, 2017 at 1:32 am #

    Reblogged this on frankensportblog.

  38. Botendaddy May 12, 2017 at 5:29 pm #

    Nandini Γ© o melhor!

    • Nandini May 16, 2017 at 11:09 am #

      muito orbigada πŸ™‚


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