Beef Panthras
Beef Panthras

The following recipe was used as part of the recently held MTR Cooking Masterclass with competition winners Lily Brown and her friends, and went down a treat!

Ingredients (serves 4)


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • Juice of ½ lemon


  • 2 cups plain flour
  • Salt, to taste
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • Canola oil, for deep frying
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten, for coating
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs, for coating


To make the beef panthras, heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat and add the onion, garlic and ginger. Cook until the onion has softened, then add the beef mince, chilli powder, garam masala powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and salt. Simmer until the mince is cooked. Add the ground black pepper, chopped coriander leaves, lemon juice and mix well. Set aside to cool.

To make the crepes, sift together the flour and salt, make a well in the centre and add the eggs, milk and butter. Add a little water if required to produce the consistency of pouring cream. Heat a large frying pan or crepe pan over medium high heat and make thin crepes, cooking them on both sides.

Place each crepe on a plate, add a tablespoon of mince mix on one end and roll up, tucking in the sides as you would a spring roll. Follow the same procedure until all the mince and crepes are used. Heat the canola oil in a saucepan or deep fryer to 180°C. Dip each stuffed roll in beaten egg then roll in bread crumbs. Fry until golden and drain on a kitchen towel. Season with salt and serve.

About Sushil Ravikumar

Sushil Ravikumar is a former Masterchef NZ contestant and enthusiastic fan of MTR Foods products. Sushil's recipes are designed to help unlock the flavours of India for N... View all posts by Sushil Ravikumar

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