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  • Writer's pictureRosy Pereira

Goan Beef Stew

A traditional Goan dish made with meat and vegetables and topped with cooked pasta.

In Goa this traditional beef stew is served at weddings and special occasions.

The stew is generally prepared with pork, beef vegetables and Macaroni. In this recipe I have prepared this stew with beef, vegetables and macaroni. do give it a try to this delicious stew.


👉500gms of beef(tender cut into chunks)

👉250 gms macaroni

👉2 medium onions chopped

👉1 large tomato chopped

👉20 peppercorns

👉10 cloves

👉2”cinnamon stick

👉2 tbsp ginger garlic paste

👉1 lime

👉1 tsp cumin powder

👉1/4 tsp turmeric powder

👉1/2 tsp black pepper powder

👉2 green chillies

👉1 small ball of tamrind(soaked in water)

👉2 cups cubed potatoes

👉1 cup cubed carrots

👉1 cup chopped small length wise french beans

👉2 tbsp butter

👉1 Maggie cube/bouillon cube

👉1tsp salt

👉2 tbsp oil

👉1 tbsp fresh cream


👉Wash and Cut the meat into small chunks apply salt, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste squeeze in a lime...let it marinate for half hour.

👉In a separate pot boil the macaroni with water, salt and a tsp of oil..when boiled drain the water of the macaroni keep it aside.

👉In a pot on medium fire pour in 1 tbsp butter and 2 tbsp oil when the oil is hot add the whole spices that is black peppercorns ,cloves, cinnamon let it splatter.

👉Add in chopped onions sauté for while and add in tomatoes sauté then add in 1 tsp ginger garlic paste fry until the raw smell goes and it’s nice and mushy. add in cumin, turmeric and black pepper powder

👉On a medium flame add in the tender marinated meat to the pot mix the meat with all the masala paste then add in tamrind pulp mix in altogether. At this stage add in 1 cup of hot water mix it altogether, cover the pot with the lid and let it cook for 10 mins then add all the vegetables, add in Maggie cube simmer for 6 to 7 mins then add in two green chillies and mix in properly

👉 Last add the boiled macaroni and 1 tbsp butter ,mix in gently. let all the macaroni soak in the juicy gravy.then add 1 tbsp fresh cream give it a gentle stir.

👉Simmer for 3 mins...when done serve hot with bread or eat it just like that.

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Sep 11, 2022

Beef stew is eaten with what actually? I remember the good old days in Goa when the mestas(cooks) would cook for weddings at homes They would serve it with square fried bread make out of wheat flour salt and lard( pork fat) Till now we at our home eat it like that but instead of lard use Butter or Ghee.

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