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Chicken Xacuti Recipe

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Chicken Xacuti
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  • Recipe Servings: 5
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A Goan chicken dish by Chef Alphonso Periera made with loads of masalas.

Ingredients of Chicken Xacuti

  • Marination:
  • 1 kg chicken
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp salt

  • Paste one for marination:
  • 2 inches of ginger
  • 10 flakes garlic
  • 1/2 bunch coriander
  • 5 green chillies

  • Paste two for Xacuti masala:
  • 1 tsp groundnut oil
  • 2 sliced onions
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 piece of 1 inch ginger
  • 5 flakes garlic
  • 1 grated large coconut
  • 1/2 bunch of coriander

  • Paste three of Xacuti Masala:
  • 2 inches cinnamon
  • 3 peeled cardamoms
  • 1 tsp aniseed    
  • 1 tsp black pepper corn
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 8-10 Kashmiri red chillies
  • 1 star anise    
  • 1 maize flower
  • 1/4 piece nutmeg
  • 1/2 inch turmeric

  • Finishing:
  • 2 tsp groundnut oil
  • 2 sliced onions
  • 2 slit green chillies
  • 1/4 cup water

How to Make Chicken Xacuti

  1. Add salt and turmeric powder to curry-cut chicken.
  2. Add paste I of ginger, garlic, coriander, chillies and marinate for half an hour.
  3. To make paste II, heat oil in pan and saute sliced onions, green chillies, ginger, garlic for 3 minutes.
  4. Add 1 grated coconut and saute for another 5-7 minutes. Once onions are crispy, keep aside.
  5. To make paste III, on a dry pan separately roast cinnamon, cardamom, aniseed, black pepper corn, poppy seeds, coriander seeds, Kashmiri red chillies, star anise, maize flower, nutmeg, and turmeric.
  6. Make Xacuti masala by grinding together paste II and III.
  7. For the final preparation, heat oil in pan and add onions and green chillies.
  8. After one minute add the marinated chicken pieces.
  9. After two minutes add Xacuti masala and water. Cook for 10 minutes.
  10. Serve hot with bread or rice.

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