Goan chicken curry/ Xacuti | How to make Goan chicken curry/ Xacuti

By Shashikala Teggi  |  4th May 2016  |  
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About Goan chicken curry/ Xacuti Recipe

Chicken Xacuti is a classic dish from Goa and encompasses the rich array of its spices resulting in a delicious dish with complex flavors.

Goan chicken curry/ Xacuti

Ingredients to make Goan chicken curry/ Xacuti

  • onion 2 medium sized
  • Kashmiri red chilies 7-8
  • garlic 10-15
  • coconut oil 6 tsp
  • salt
  • tamarind juice 2-3 tbsp
  • haldi 1/2 tsp
  • lemon juice 1-2 tbsp
  • Ingredients for dry roast:
  • jeera 1 tsp
  • pepper 1 tsp
  • Dhaniya seeds 3 tsp
  • fennel seeds 1 tsp
  • poppy seeds 2 tsp
  • 1 whole star anise
  • cinnamon 4 small pieces
  • cardamom 4
  • cloves 4
  • Grated Dry coconut 1 small cup

How to make Goan chicken curry/ Xacuti

  1. Take a pan, dry roast the ingredients mentioned under ingredients for dry roast till a nice aroma develops. Do not burn them or they will be bitter, then transfer it to a plate.
  2. In the same pan, dry roast the kashmir red chillies and transfer it to a plate. In the same pan, add 2 tsp coconut oil, garlic, 1 medium sized onion chopped and fry for 2-3 mins in a low flame and transfer it to a plate. Let it cool down.
  3. Grind everything with 1/2 glass of water to a fine paste.
  4. Take the chicken, add lemon juice, salt, haldi, mix and marinate for at least 1/2 hr.
  5. Heat coconut oil in a pan, add 1 chopped onion and fry it and add marinated chicken mix well and cook it for sometime. Then add the grounded masala paste and add required amount of water, salt to taste, tamarind juice. Mix and cook for 15 mins in a medium flame or till the chicken is cooked.
  6. Serve this hot curry with rice or roti.

Reviews for Goan chicken curry/ Xacuti (4)

Debdatta Mitraa year ago

Can I use refined oil ? May taste become same?

Priya Kannan2 years ago

Am a Goan. We use fresh grated coconut and not dry coconut. rest of the recipe is the same.

Anushree Ghosh2 years ago

looks so good

Shini Prakash2 years ago

Wow, looks very nice :D

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