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Xacuti, pronounced Shakuti, is a Goan curry consisting of grated coconut, onion and spices. It is pretty much similar to the Varutharacha Curry that we make in Kerala. It was the name of this dish, which drew me into trying it. The name sounds stylish, and seems to be rhyming with that of some Italian sports bikes. 🙂 Afterpreparation, I realised that this dish turned out to be as exciting as its name. I generally refer to the Goanfoodrecipes site for my experiments on Goan cuisine. After reading its reviews, I gave a little twist to the original recipe, which I would say was worth it
You can use Beef or Mutton instead of Chicken in this recipe
 

 
Goan Chicken Xacuti
Source:Goanfoodrecipes

Goan Chicken Xacuti

Xacuti, pronounced Shakuti, is a Goan curry consisting of grated coconut, onion and spices. It is pretty much similar to the Varutharacha Curry that we make in Kerala. It was the name of this dish, which drew me into trying it.

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Kg Chicken
  • quartered 2 potatoes (or a few small potatoes)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg Powder
  • as required Coconut sliced
  • 6 chillies Red
  • 1/2 Coconut coconut Grated - a
  • 2 teaspoons Clove
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder powder
  • 8 Pepper corns
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds
  • 4 - 5 cloves Garlic cloves
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 2 inchs Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Poppy seeds (Khus khus)
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sesame seeds
  • 2 Onion Chopped

Instructions
 

  • Heat a pan with 1 tablespoon oil .
  • Saute the chopped onions till they turn pink.
  • Add the garlic and ginger and saute till the raw smell goes and the onions turn golden brown.
  • Remove the onion mixture from the pan.
  • Add coconut and rest of the masalas into the same pan and roast till they turn brown in colour.
  • Transfer to a grinder along with the onion mixture and grind to a fine paste.
  • Take another pan with chicken and add the ground paste into it.
  • Add salt as required and mix well.
  • Cover and cook till half done.
  • Add the potatoes and coconut slices and let cook till completely done.
  • Serve with rice or Roti.

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