Chicken Xacuti | How to make Chicken Xacuti

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ByGulati's Spice Market
Created on 15th Oct 2015
  • Chicken Xacuti, How to make Chicken Xacuti

About Chicken Xacuti

Goan Chicken curry with roasted spices.

Chicken Xacuti is a delicious dish which is liked by the people of every age group. Chicken Xacuti by Gulati's Spice Market is a step by step process which is best to understand for the beginners. Chicken Xacuti is a dish which comes from Goa cuisine and is very much popular throughout the worldwide This recipe is perfect to serve 4 people. You can find this dish at almost every restaurant and you can also prepare this at your home. It is an easy recipe which doesn't take so much time. This amazing and mouthwatering Chicken Xacuti takes few minute for the preparation and 45 minute for cooking. The aroma of this Chicken Xacuti make you more hungry and you couldn't stop yourself from having this. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for any party or special occasion then Chicken Xacuti will be the best option for you. The flavor of Chicken Xacuti is unforgettable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Chicken Xacuti at your weekends and impress your family and friends.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time45mins
  • Serves4People

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Chicken Xacuti

Ingredients to make Chicken Xacuti

  • Chicken 1 kg (8 to 10 pieces)
  • Coconut 2 cups (grated)
  • Onions 2 (sliced)
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste 2 tbsp
  • Whole Red Chillies 10
  • Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
  • Coriander Seeds 2 tbsp
  • Poppy Seeds 2 tsp
  • Black Peppercorns 6
  • Cinnamon 2 sticks
  • Cloves 8
  • Star Anise 1
  • Fennel 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric 12 tsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Lemon juice 3 tblsp
  • oil as needed

How to make Chicken Xacuti

  1. Grind 1 cup grated coconut with 1/2 cup water and extract 3/4 cup thick coconut milk. Add 1 cup warm water to the leftover coconut again and extract 1 cup thin coconut milk.
  2. Heat a frying pan and dry roast 1 cup coconut till light brown.
  3. In the same pan, add 1 tsp oil and sauté the whole red chillies for a minute and remove. Saute cumin, peppercorns, coriander seeds, cinnamon sticks, poppy seeds, cloves, fennel and star anise.
  4. Take the above roasted spices and add turmeric and water. Grind to make a paste.
  5. Take a large pan, add oil and fry the onions till golden. Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute.
  6. Add chicken, sauté till brown and then add spice paste and thin coconut milk (1 cup).
  7. Bring to a boil and then lower heat. Partially cover with lid and simmer for 20 minutes till chicken is cooked and keep the gravy thick.
  8. Add thick coconut milk (3/4 cup) and lemon juice. Simmer for a few minutes and serve hot.

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