Thursday, December 23, 2010

Chicken Xacuti/Shakuti

Chicken Xacuti is pronounced actually as shakuti, quite a famous dish in Goan cuisine, since a long i wanted to try this delicious Goan chicken gravy and few days back i got an opportunity to prepare them at home, also i found out this delicious chicken dish from here..Clyde, the owner of this fabulous Goan recipes site,says that this word xacuti is most probably derived from the word chacuti which is portuguese, also says that portuguese chacuti looks brownish in colour when compared with the red goan xacuti all coz of kashimiri red chillies used in this dish..Am happy to try and taste this dish, they tastes super delicious along with rice and rotis..I have made few changes as per my tastebuds, also sauteed onions before cooking the chicken which the original recipe doesnt go for..Sending this delicious xacuti to Nayna's Flavors of Goa guest hosted by Denny..

Chicken Xacuti

1kg Chicken (cut as medium size)
1no Onion (chopped)
1/4tsp Nutmeg powder
Few potatoes (cubed)

For Xacuti masala:
6nos Kashmiri red chillies
1/2cup Grated coconut
4nos Cloves
1tsp Turmeric powder
10nos Peppercorns
1tsp Cumin seeds
1/4tsp Fenugreek seeds
1tsp Fennel seeds
5nos Garlic cloves
1/2inch Ginger
1no Cinnamon stick
2tbsp Poppy seeds
1tsp Coriander seeds
1/2tsp Sesame seeds
1no Onion

Fry the red chillies with few drops of oil, add all the spices given in list for xacuti masala and fry for few minutes..Blend them with enough water as a nice bright red colour xacuti masala.

Heat some oil,sauté the chopped onions, add the masala, chicken pieces and cook in slow flame for an hour.. add the nutmeg powder, potato cubes and cook until the potatoes get cooked....

36 comments:

  1. Really yummy, from the spices used ,I can know the taste must be heavenly.

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  2. I have heard a lot about this chicken. I will try it out too.Looks very spicy and yummy.

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  3. chicken xacuti looks super delicious and delectable

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  4. wonderful priya....am going to make it for this wked...keep rocking.
    Reva.
    www.kaarasaaram.com

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  5. Dear priya
    Wao..this is Xacuti...heard about it never tasted..I am going to try it.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New year ..will be off blog for some time.
    Have a nice weekend

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  6. This sounds delicious. I am not familiar with Goan food, but you've made me curious to try it. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  7. wow ....wonderful chicken recipeand making me drool

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  8. this xacuti looks absolutely delicious! love the rich red color!

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  9. Look yum and nice color of the gravy.

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  10. This recipe sounds so easy and yet looks soo delicious. For a Chicken lover like me ..... this recipe is going to my list of bookmarked ones.

    Happy Holidays n Merry Christmas

    Satrupa,
    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  11. Come over with your xauti I will provide the "una" or "pav"!! Yummy!!

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  12. delicious and flavourful chicken curry
    happy holidays

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  13. Wowww wat a fantastic, prefect and drool worthy ...

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  14. Yummy and flavorful chicken dish Priya.

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  15. Very rich and creamy...Hooray one more chicken dish

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  16. Chicken xacuti looks delicious Priya.

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  17. They taste the best to the core...I luv the goan dishes...

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  18. Priya-What a yummy chicken dish. I happen to have all the ingredients to make this wonderful dish, except for the fenugreek seeds, which I think it's a similarity to fenne?
    I will certainly visit our neighbhoorhood Indian market, and make a note of some of the spices, from your other recipes.

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  19. Looks delicious , perfect color.one more variety !!

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  20. Thanks Priya for your comments and feedback on serving size. It helps :)

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  21. wow..that was v v tempting dish..make me hungry!

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  22. Fantastic gravy..love the blend of various spices, sure must have tasted out of the world.

    Aaha Oho

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  23. I am sure chicken lovers wil be very pleased:)

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  24. tempting chicken recipe...yum!!

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  25. Oh Priyaa,this looks really delicious!!!..the gravy is tempting!!will try it out.

    WISH YOU AND FAMILY A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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  26. very tempting recipe priyaa.. wish u and family a very merry christmas and a happy new year!!!

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