how to prepare chicken xacuti, goan chicken xacuti recipe
how to prepare chicken xacuti, goan chicken xacuti recipe

Goan Chicken Xacuti


December 30, 2017

Goan Chicken Xacuti Recipe is a very traditional and occasional dish prepared in Goa. Goan Chicken xacuti recipe has ingredients like coconut, whole spices, nutmegs and star aniseed which gets better taste. I enjoy to prepare Goan Xacuti (Shakuti) at all occasions at my residence. Check our other chicken recipes

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yields: 8 Servings

Ingredients for Goan Chicken Xacuti

1 kg chicken, cut into pieces

1 tsp turmeric powder for marination

1 tsp salt

Xacuti Marination Masala

3 inch ginger

10 cloves garlic

1⁄2 bunch coriander

4 green chilies

Xacuti Onion Mixture

1 tsp oil

2 sliced onions

2 green chilies, chopped

2 inch ginger

10 cloves garlic

1+1/2 cups coconut, grated

Xacuti Roasting Masala

3 inch cinnamon

3 cardomons peeled

1 tsp aniseeds (saunf)

1 tsp peppercorns

1 tbsp poppyseeds (kuskus)

2 tbsp coriander seeds

9 kashmiri red chilies

1 star anise

1 mace, flower (javitri)

1⁄4 inch nutmeg

1 tsp turmeric powder

Xacuti Cooking

2 tbsp oil

2 large chopped onions

2 slit green chilies

1/2 cup water

Directions for Goan Chicken Xacuti

1Grind together ginger, garlic and coriander, chillies to a paste.

2Apply salt, tumeric powder and the grinded paste to the chicken and keep aside for 30 minutes

3In the frying pan put oil and saute the sliced onions, green chillies, ginger, garlic till the onions are tender (3 minutes)

4Add the grated coconut and fry for another 10 to 12 minutes till the onions are roasted or crispy brown and keep aside.

5Heat frying pan and roast kashmiri chillies for a few seconds and keep aside

6Then roast the cinnamon, cardomons, aniseeds, peppercorns, poppyseeds (kuskus), coriander seeds, star anise, mace flower (javitri), tumeric

7Grind together the xacuti onion mixtu re and xacuti roasted mixture to a fine xacuti masala paste.

8Heat 2 tbsp oil in a frying pan add chopped onions and green chillies and fry till onions are tender

9Add the marinated shakuti chicken pieces and nicely stir and cook on high heat for atleast 3 minutes

10Then add the grinded xacuti masala paste and cook for another 5 minutes and add water and cook for another 10 minutes till the shakuti chicken is tender

11Garnish the Goan Chicken Xacuti (Shakuti) with coriander leaves.

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