Goan chole ( chickpea) xacuti | How to make Goan chole ( chickpea) xacuti

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ByFreda Dias
Created on 20th Jan 2016
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  • By Freda Dias
    Created on 20th Jan 2016

About Goan chole ( chickpea) xacuti

Xacuti– derived from the Portuguese word Chacuti, is a very fragrant and mildly spiced Goan curry . Chicken, meat or fish are mostly used in this gravy, but today I’m sharing a vegetarian version using chickpeas instead. The procedure of roasting all the ingredients before grinding them , brings out the flavor, making this dish truly wonderful. This is one of my favorite Goan dishes, which immediately transports me to a time that reminds me of fun gatherings, at parties or weddings with family and friends.

Goan chole ( chickpea) xacuti, a succulent delicacy which is famous all over the world. Goan chole ( chickpea) xacuti is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the overflow of flavours, Goan chole ( chickpea) xacuti has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Freda Dias is the perfect one to try at home for your family. It's a get together at home and you realise that you want to make a Goan chole ( chickpea) xacuti, just the perfect situation when you realise that you need to know how to make the perfect Goan chole ( chickpea) xacuti. So, at that time you can try out this delicious recipe by Freda Dias. The recipe of Goan chole ( chickpea) xacutiis very simple and can be made in restaurant style using a few ingredients. The time taken while preparing Goan chole ( chickpea) xacuti is 30 minute. This recipe of Goan chole ( chickpea) xacuti is perfect to serve 6. Goan chole ( chickpea) xacuti is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or night party at home. And do remember that be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love it. So do try it next time!

  • Prep Time12Hours
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves6People
Goan chole ( chickpea) xacuti

Ingredients to make Goan chole ( chickpea) xacuti

  • 1 cup dried chickpeas
  • To be ground to a smooth paste:
  • 1 cup freshly grated coconut
  • 3-4 kashmiri red chillies
  • 1/4 cup coriander seeds
  • 5 big peppercorns/15 small peppercorns
  • 5-6 cloves
  • 4-5 green cardamom
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 mace
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 2 inch cinnamon
  • For the tempering:
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Other Ingredients:
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 sprig of curry leaves, about 10-15 leaves
  • salt to taste

How to make Goan chole ( chickpea) xacuti

  1. Wash the chickpeas well and soak them overnight in sufficient water. Next morning pressure cook with enough water and little salt until they are tender, but still have a bite.
  2. Roast the onions in little oil in a skillet on medium low heat, once the onions are translucent add grated coconut to it, roast for another minute or two until the coconut is golden brown. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, roast the coriander seeds, on low heat, until fragrant.
  4. Then add the Red chillies, peppercorns, cloves,green cardamom, star anise( remove the seeds from the petals, or else it makes the gravy bitter) , mace, fennel seeds , poppy seeds and roast for another 2-3 minutes , do not burn the spices.
  5. Grind the sautéed onion and roasted coconut along with the roasted spices to a smooth paste using little water at a time ( up to 1 cup of water).
  6. Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan, add mustard seeds, let them splutter.
  7. Then add the prepared ground masala and mix it well with the mustard seeds and oil.
  8. Add curry leaves, turmeric and cook the masala paste until it leaves oil and clumps together.
  9. Add boiled chickpeas, coat them well with the masala. Rinse the grinder jar with some water to extract the remaining masala , add this to the pan.
  10. Add more water as required to adjust the consistency of the gravy, Let it boil for 5 minutes on medium heat. Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly. Serve hot with some steamed rice.

Reviews for Goan chole ( chickpea) xacuti (8)

Sujata Varahamurthya year ago
hmm.will try
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Leena Nadara year ago
I'll try
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Krishna Ammua year ago
sounds good ...let me try :smiley:
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Sukhmani Bedia year ago
yummmm definitely trying this
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Geetha Veeramania year ago
tasty/ different
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Silence Movera year ago
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Chandrani Mukherjee2 years ago
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Soniya Saluja2 years ago
loved your version of chickpeas :)
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