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Chicken Xacuti Recipe

Chicken Xacuti
How to make Chicken Xacuti

About Chicken Xacuti Recipe: A delicious Goan chicken curry that exudes an aromatic flavour. A great chicken dish to add on a dinner party menu, serve with any Indian bread or with some cooked rice. Cook this easy and simple recipe at homee on festive and celebratory occasions for friends and family. This recipe by Chef Alphonso Periera is made with loads of spices and is sure to make your guests wanting more.

Ingredients in Chicken Xacuti Recipe: A host of exotic spices and herbs like Kashmiri red chilli, poppy seeds, maize flower and aniseeds are used to cook this sumptuous chicken curry that will delight your dinner platter!

  • Total Cook Time2 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time2 hrs
  • Recipe Servings5
  • Medium

Ingredients of Chicken Xacuti

  • For marination:
  • 1 kg Chicken
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Paste 1 for marination:
  • 2 inches GInger
  • 10 Garlic flakes
  • 1/2 bunch Coriander
  • 5 Green chillies
  • Paste 2 for Xacuti Masala:
  • 1 tsp Groundnut oil
  • 2 Onions, sliced
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 1 Ginger (1 inch)
  • 5 Garlic flakes
  • 1 large Coconut, grated
  • 1/2 bunch Coriander
  • Paste 3 of Xacuti Masala:
  • 2 inches Cinnamon
  • 3 Cardamoms, peeled
  • 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 Onions, sliced
  • 2 Green chillies slit
  • 1/4 cup Water

How to Make Chicken Xacuti

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Add salt and turmeric powder to curry-cut chicken.
Add paste 1 of ginger, garlic, coriander, chillies and marinate for half an hour.
To make paste 2, heat oil in pan and saute sliced onions, green chillies, ginger, garlic for 3 minutes.
Add 1 grated coconut and saute for another 5-7 minutes. Once onions are crispy, keep aside.
To make paste 3, 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.
Make Xacuti masala by grinding together paste 2 and 3.
For the final preparation, heat oil in pan and add onions and green chillies.
After one minute add the marinated chicken pieces.
After two minutes add Xacuti masala and water. Cook for 10 minutes.
Serve hot with bread or rice.

Key Ingredients: Chicken, Turmeric powder, Salt, GInger, Garlic flakes, Coriander, Green chillies, Groundnut oil, Onions, Green chillies, Ginger (1 inch), Garlic flakes, Coconut, Coriander, Cinnamon, Cardamoms, Aniseed, Black pepper corn, Poppy seeds, Coriander seeds, Kashmiri red chillies, Star anise, Maize flower, Nutmeg, Turmeric, Groundnut oil, Onions, Green chillies slit, Water

Recipe Notes

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