How to make Chicken Xacuti-SK Khazana -

Extremely popular Goan dish, chicken xacuti is appreciated by all chicken lovers

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken (हड्डी रहित चिकन), Cinnamon (दालचीनी)

Cuisine : Goan

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Chicken Xacuti-SK Khazana

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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.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chicken Xacuti-SK Khazana Recipe

  • Boneless chicken cut into pieces 500 grams

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Cloves 20-30

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Star anise 5

  • Coriander seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus) 1 tablespoon

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns 1 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies 6

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Fresh coconut scraped 1 cup

  • Garlic cloves 6-8

  • Medium onions finely chopped 2

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Tamarind pulp 1 tablespoon

  • Nutmeg (jaiphal) powder a pinch

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped for garnish

  • Ginger strips for garnish

Method

Step 1

Dry roast cinnamon, cloves, cumin seeds, star anise, coriander seeds, carom seeds, poppy seeds, fennel seeds, peppercorns and dried red chillies till fragrant.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in another non-stick pan. Add coconut and sauté till lightly browned. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 3

Blend together roasted spices and browned coconut with little water to a smooth paste. Add garlic cloves and blend.

Step 4

Heat remaining oil in a deep non-stick pan. Add onions and sauté till translucent. Add turmeric powder, salt and mix well. Add ground paste, mix and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 5

Add chicken and mix. Add some water, mix, cover and cook till chicken is done.

Step 6

Add tamarind pulp, mix and let it simmer. Add nutmeg powder, mix and cook for a minute.

Step 7

Garnish with coriander leaves and ginger strips and serve hot.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.