From Grandma’s Kitchen: Beef Assado

This is a Portuguese-influenced traditional Goan dish. It has a higher spice level.



1½ kg beef or mutton

4 green chillies

1-inch ginger piece

1 garlic pod

2 tsp turmeric

¼ tsp pepper

3 onions (sliced)

Vinegar to taste

Salt to taste

2 red chillies (broken into pieces)


Grind the garlic, ginger, peppers, turmeric, and green chillies together. Mix it with vinegar until it gets a paste-like texture.

Prick the meat and put the paste on it. Spread evenly. Then let it marinate for at least 3 hours.

Cook the sliced onions till they become brown and add the beef/ mutton. Let the meat brown on both sides.

Throw in the red chillies and a bit of warm water.

Cover it and cook until the meat is tender.