Try Chicken Xacuti, A Goan Dish

Bhubaneswar: Chicken Xacuti Recipe is essentially a Goan style chicken curry packed with flavours.  Xacuti is actually pronounced as ‘shakuti’ derived from the Portuguese word ‘chacuti’.

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


2 tsp Groundnut oil

2 Onions, sliced

2 Green chillies slit

1/4 cup Water

How to Make Chicken Xacuti

1.Add salt and turmeric powder to curry-cut chicken.

2.Add paste 1 of ginger, garlic, coriander, chillies and marinate for half an hour.

3.To make paste 2, 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 3, on a dry pan separately roast cinnamon, cardamom, aniseed, black peppercorn, poppy seeds, coriander seeds, Kashmiri red chillies, star anise, maize flower, nutmeg, and turmeric.

6.Make Xacuti masala by grinding together paste 2 and 3.

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.