Today’s recipe, Chicken Xacuti (pronounced “sha-kooti”) is a classic dish from Goa and encompasses the rich array of its spices resulting in a delicious dish with complex flavors.
Goa is a small yet flavorful and culturally rich state of India.Abundance of spices, fresh sea food and tourists across the globe has helped Goa grow beautifully in its culinary journey. Goan cuisine has a wide variety of non vegetarian recipes. Here I am going to cook up some chicken in a spicy blast called Chicken Xacuti.
With layer upon layer of flavors, you are sure to enjoy this wonderful Goan dish!
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Preparation time 35 minutes
Here’s is what all you need for making chicken Xacuti.
1. Chicken pieces medium sized 1 kg
2. Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
3.salt 1 tsp
4. ginger paste 1 tsp
5.garlic paste 1 tsp
6. coriander and green chilies paste
(Grind one small bunch of coriander leaves with 3 green chilies to a semi coarse paste)
Wet Xacuti masala Ingredients
1. Ground nut oil 3 table spoon
2.sliced onions 1 large
3.green chillies 2
4. Ginger piece 1 inch
5.garlic flakes 8
6.grated coconut grate half a coconut
7.coriander leaves one handful
Heat oil in a kadai. Ad sliced onions to the oil and fry till golden brown. Add the remaining ingredients also and saute till the coconut turns light brown.Grind in a mixie using some water and keep aside
Dry Xacuti masala ingredients
1.Cinnamon 2 inches
3.Black peppercorn 1 1/2 tsp
4.Poppy seeds 1 table spoon
5.coriander seeds 1 table spoon
6.Kashmiri red chillies 10
7.Star anise 1
8.maize flower 1
9.Nutmeg 1/4 piece
( Dry roast all the ingredients and grind it in a mixie to a fine powder.)
For the final preparation, heat oil in pan and add 1 cup sliced onions .
After one minute add the marinated chicken pieces.
After two minutes add Xacuti masala (both Dry and wet) and mix very well on high flame for 2 minutes. Now reduce the heat and add some water to attain your desired consistency. Cook for 10 minutes in low flame covered. Enjoyyy!!!!
Serve hot with bread or rice.