Goan Beef Croquettes

A Goan snack which is almost a must at every Goan occasions. Beef croquettes are mostly enjoyed by Goans at local tea shops as a mid day snack or as an appetizer.
  • Passive
    1 Hour
  • Prep
    25 minutes
  • Cook
    40 minutes
  • Servings
    30 Pc.


For the Masala:-
  • 8 Dry red Kashmiri chilies
  • 8 cloves
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 1 inch Ginger Piece
  • 10 Garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
To Prepare the Mince mixture:-
  • 500 grams Beef Mince
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • 3 Large Onions (chopped)
  • 1 Large Tomato (chopped)
  • 6 Goan pork sausages
  • 4 Slice breads (Grind into crumbs)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Coriander leaves (chopped)
  • 4 tbsp Vinegar
  • 2 Green chilies (finely chopped)
For Frying Croquettes:-
  • 1 Egg (Beaten with 1 tbsp water)
  • Rava (semolina) or Breadcrumbs
  • Oil (for deep frying)


  • 1 Grind the ingredients under 'for the masala' into a fine paste using about 1/4 cup water. Wash the mince. Apply the ground masala and leave it to marinate for 30 minutes.
  • 2 Heat oil in a vessel. Fry the onions till golden brown.
  • 3 Add the chopped tomato and cook for 5 minutes.
  • 4 Add the marinated mince and the goan sausages. Mix well. (Addition of goan sausages really does make a difference to the taste).
  • 5 Cover and cook for 20 minutes till done. (Don't add water, let the mince cook in its own water). Keep stirring it occasionally in between. Adjust the salt. Let the water dry completely. Put off flame. Keep mince aside to cool down completely.
  • 6 Once the mince is cooled, add the ground slice bread to it and mix well.
  • 7 Next, grind the mince mixture in small batches. Add the egg, coriander leaves, vinegar and chilies. Mix well.
  • 8 Divide this mixture into 30 equal portions.
  • 9 Shape each portion into croquette. (Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes so its easy to dip it later in egg wash).
  • 10 Dip croquettes in egg and then dip in semolina or breadcrumbs. (At this stage, you can freeze the croquettes in a container for 2 months).
  • 11 Deep fry the croquettes.
  • 12 Remove croquettes on absorbent paper. (The croquettes in this picture are deep fried with semolina).
  • 13 Remove croquettes on absorbent paper. (The croquettes in this picture are deep fried with breadcrumbs).
  • 14 Serve!

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