From Grandma’s Kitchen: Tongue Roast

This roast dish is prepared in Goa for many special occasions such as weddings, Christmas, birthdays, and more. This recipe ensures that the soft meat explodes with flavour in your mouth.


1 beef tongue

8 garlic flakes

1-inch ginger piece

2 sour limes (juiced)

1 tbsp vinegar

2-inch cinnamon sticks

5-6 cloves

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp turmeric powder

Salt to taste

1 tbsp soya sauce

4 red chillies


Grind the garlic, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, pepper, and turmeric powder. Apply the ground masala to the meat along with the lime juice, vinegar, and salt. After this, prick the tongue well. Pour the soya sauce over it. Leave it overnight.

Next day, in a pressure cooker, put little oil and add the red chillies after breaking them into two.  Sauté.  Lift the tongue out of the marinated mixture and put it in the cooker. When the meat has browned nicely on one side, turn it and brown the other side.  Now add the marinade with sufficient water and cook it in the pressure cooker for about 30 minutes.

Cut fine slices of the tongue, fry some potato slices (optional), and serve.