Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Goan Beef Croquettes !!!

First let me explain what is a Croquette!!!A croquette is  small bread crumbed fried food, cylindrical shape containing main ingredients as mashed potato along with ground meat (beef,chicken.mutton pork)sea food,cheese,or vegetables.In different country it has different ingredients but Goa being more influenced by Portuguese cuisine we use more of ground beef to make Croquettes.

Croquettes at any point of time during a day is one of the most loved snack or an appetizer among all the Goans,you will fine no person say "I Don't Like Beef Croquettes".It one among snack served in our Goans Marriages,birthday parties,communion parties or any other get- together.Croquettes can eaten just plain,or can just be filling between Pao or undo or slice bread which can make a best sandwich.So lets begin !!!

Servings 4
Total preparation time 40 min
Cooking time : 10 to 15 min

1/4 Kilo Gram Minced Beef
1 Large Onion Chopped
1 large potato cut into cubes
2 Green chilies
1 tsp Garam masala
5 cloves of garlic
Small Piece of ginger
5 pepper corn
1 small cup chopped green coriander
2 table spoon of vinegar
1 egg
Bread crumbs for coating
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
oil for shallow frying


  • First wash the minced beef and drain off the water completely.than in Pressure cooker add little oil,than add minced beef and saute in oil for 5 min,than chopped onion,potato,green chili,ginger,garlic,pepper corns,turmeric,garam masala ,salt and vinegar,mix all the ingredients well and let it cook without lid for 2-3 min.
  • Than add the chopped coriander,add water if required so it doesn't burn ,again mix well and at last cover the lid and pressure cook till the beef is cooked well.
  • Once done,allow the cooker to cool down ,open the lid and if you find water than again cook without lid till water evaporates.
  • Once the mixer is cooled down grind it to fine paste,than remove it into bowl ,add one egg and mix well.
  • Than shape it to round cylindrical shape,roll it to bread crumbs properly and shallow fry till light golden brown.
  • And its done,result you get is yummy ,delicious goan croquettes.