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Goan Mushroom Xacuti

Poonam Bachhav
15 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Goan Mushroom Xacuti RECIPE

Mushroom Xacuti is a classic Goan dish in which mushrooms are cooked in a gravy made by using coconut and spicy xacuti masala. This dish is a great vegetarian alternative to the popular chicken xacuti. The recipe is quick and easy to make and goes well with both steamed rice or any flat bread like chapati or naan. Mushroon Xacuti is best cooked with wild mushrooms and is a preferred dinner dish at every Goan Kitchen. I have used button mushrooms in this recipe. Xacuti (Shakuti) masala is a blend of spices which has all the distinctive Goan flavors including fresh coconut, whole spices like dried red chilies, pepper corn ,cloves , coconut oil and kokum .

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Dinner Party
  • Goa
  • Simmering
  • Roasting
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. For Xacuti Masala: 1/2 cup fresh coconut, scraped
  2. 1 tablespoon coriander Seeds
  3. 2-3 dry red chilies
  4. 1 large onion finely chopped
  5. 3-4 black pepper corns
  6. 2-3 dried kokum pieces
  7. 2-3 clove
  8. 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  9. 1 teaspoon garam masala
  10. 1 tablespoon oil
  11. Other Ingredients: 20 Button mushroom
  12. 1 tomato finely chopped
  13. 1 onion finely chopped
  14. 1 teaspoon red chilly powder( Use kashmiri chilly powder for vibrant color)
  15. salt to taste
  16. 3-4 sprig fresh coriander leaves , finely chopped
  17. 2 tablespoon cooking oil (preferably coconut Oil)


  1. To begin with the Goan Mushroom Xacuti recipe , first wash the mushrooms to remove the dirt and wipe them with a clean kitchen cloth. Chop them into slices and keep aside.
  2. Now we will make the Xacuti masala , for that in a wok heat 1 tablespoon oil and stir fry the onion for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Next add the whole spices ( coriander seeds , red chilies, cloves and black pepper corn ). Fry the spices on low heat until aromatic.
  4. Now add the scrapped coconut and roast it for 2-3 minutes or until it is light brown in color. Take care not to burn the spices or coconut.
  5. Lastly add turmeric powder, kokum and garam masala and stir fry the masala ingredients for another 1 minute. Put off the flame, allow the masala to cool down , grind to a fine paste with some water.
  6. In the same pan , add remaining 2 tablespoon oil . Add the onions and saute until translucent. Now add the tomatoes and stir fry for 1 minute or so followed by the sliced mushrooms.
  7. Stir fry the mushroom for 4-5 minutes on medium heat . Now add the prepared Xacuti paste and mix well.
  8. Add red chili powder and cook the mushrooms in the masala for another 2-3 minutes. Add about 1/2 - 1 cup of water as per the desired consistency of the gravy. Season the gravy with salt and simmer for 7-10 minutes.
  9. Lastly garnish the gravy with finely chopped coriander leaves and put off the flame. Serve the delicious Goan Mushroom Xacuti with rice or chapati and enjoy the flavors of Goa with your loved ones !

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Maanika Hoon
Maanika Hoon   Mar-06-2018

Absolutely mouth watering good !

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