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

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Chicken,

Cuisine : Goan

Course : Main Course_Chicken

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Chicken Xacuti

Chicken Xacuti Recipe - How to make Chicken Xacuti


Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Chicken cut into 12 pieces800 grams

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Coconut scraped1 cup

  • Garlic 4-6 cloves

  • Whole dry red chillies broken4

  • 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 chopped2 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Tamarind pulp 1 tablespoon

  • Nutmeg grated1/4 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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