Goan Xacuti

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 800gm - chicken or any meat
  • 2 - medium onions
  • 1 cup - grated coconut
  • 1 inch piece - cinnamon
  • 6 - cloves
  • 4 - dry red chillies
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp - poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp - ajwain
  • 1 tsp - cumin
  • 1 tsp - peppercorns
  • 1 tsp - fennel seeds
  • 4 - star shaped black spice
  • 1.5 tbsp - coriander seeds
  • 6 -cloves - garlic
  • 1/3 cup - groundnut oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp - tamarind pulp
  • 1/2 tsp - grated nutmeg

How to Make Goan Xacuti

  • Cut dressed chicken into 12 pieces.
  • Peel and chop the onions.
  • Heat a little oil and slightly brown the grated coconut and keep aside.
  • Then dry roast cinnamon, cloves, red chillies, turmeric, poppy seeds, ajwain, cumin seeds, peppercorns, fennel seeds, star anise and coriander seeds.
  • Grind to a paste with a little water, garlic and coconut.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a thick-bottomed pan and fry the onions till brown.
  • Add the masala paste, stirring in between, and cook till oil separates.
  • Add the chicken pieces and saute for some time.
  • Add two cups of water and salt, bring to a boil.
  • Add tamarind pulp and grated nutmeg.
  • Simmer until meat cooks and serve.

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