Xacuti Chicken | How to make Xacuti Chicken

By Avin Kohli  |  10th Apr 2018  |  
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  • Xacuti Chicken, How to make Xacuti Chicken
Xacuti Chickenby Avin Kohli
  • Prep Time

    15

    mins
  • Cook Time

    45

    mins
  • Serves

    4

    People

14

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About Xacuti Chicken Recipe

Xacuti(pronounced “Sha-kuti”) is a classic goan chicken dish. Xacuti Chicken is a rich chicken curry loaded with coconut and fiery green & red chilies.

Xacuti Chicken

Ingredients to make Xacuti Chicken

  • For the green Masala- 1/4 cup coriander leaves
  • 10 garlic Cloves(roughly chopped)
  • 2 green chilli’s(roughly chopped)
  • 1 inch ginger piece
  • 1 tsp salt
  • For Xacuti masala- 1 & 1/2 Onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 10 cloves
  • 2 inch cinnamon stick
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 green cardamom
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp white poppy seeds
  • 1/4 start anise
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 5 dry Kashmiri red chillies
  • You will also need- 1/2 kg chicken(smaller pieces)
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 green chillies
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 10 fresh curry leaves
  • 4 tbsp coriander leaves
  • oil as required

How to make Xacuti Chicken

  1. Grind the green masala and marinade the chicken for 15 mins.
  2. In a pan add 2 tbsp and roast onions and coconut. Fry until onions are brown and then add coconut.(Use onions and coconut under ingredients for xacuti masala)
  3. Dry roast the remaining ingredients under xacuti masala except turmeric. Cool completely.
  4. Grind into a fine paste both onions, coconut and the dry roasted masala.
  5. In a new pan add around 3 tbsp of oil and fry onions along with slit green chilli and curry leaves until the onions are soft.
  6. Add the marinated chicken and cook covered for 10 mins.
  7. Now add xacuti masala paste and cook for another 2 mins.
  8. Then add about 1 & 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook until chicken is cooked.
  9. Add coriander leaves for garnish.
  10. Serve hot. Enjoy!

My Tip:

Don't over brown the xacuti masala otherwise the curry will taste bitter.

Reviews for Xacuti Chicken (1)

Hema Mallik6 months ago

Deliciously amazing!
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