How to make Chicken Xacuti Recipe - One of the most popular goan dish – chicken cooked with a medley of spices.

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Main Ingredients : Chicken ( चिकन ) ,

Cuisine : Goan

Course : Main Course_Chicken

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Chicken Xacuti

Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

For more recipes related to Chicken Xacuti checkout Chicken Tetrazini , Kolhapuri Chicken , Achari Mirchi Murgh , Persian Style Chicken . You can also find more Main Course_Chicken recipes like Chicken Hong Kong, Chettinadu Kozhi Kozhambu, Green Chicken, Kerala Chicken Curry. Or try out these recipes from Goan Cuisine like Konkani Calamari Dry, Baath, Tandoori Shrimps, Dry Fish-Bombay Duck.

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Chicken Xacuti

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium

Ingredients for Chicken Xacuti

  • Chicken cut into 12 pieces 800 grams

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Coconut scraped 1 cup

  • Garlic 4-6 cloves

  • Whole dry red chillies broken 4

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander seeds 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Black peppercorns 10

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 teaspoon

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1 teaspoon

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) 2 tablespoons

  • Cloves 6

  • Cinnamon 2 inch stick

  • Star anise 4

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Tamarind pulp 1 tablespoon

  • Nutmeg grated 1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat one tablespoon of oil in a pan and lightly brown coconut and transfer into a mixer jar. Add garlic cloves.

Step 2

Dry roast red chillies, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, black peppercorns, fennel seeds, carom seeds, poppy seeds, cloves, cinnamon and star anise till fragrant. Add it to the coconut in the jar.

Step 3

Add turmeric powder and a little water and grind to a smooth paste. Heat the remaining oil in a deep pan and sauté onions till well browned. Add chicken and sauté on high heat for two to three minutes.

Step 4

Add salt and mix. Add the masala paste and stir well. Add two cups of water and stir. Add tamarind pulp and mix. Grate some nutmeg (about ¼ teaspoon) and add. When the mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook for about thirty minutes or till t

Step 5

Serve hot with boiled Goan red rice.

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