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:

Jaisy James said... Reply To This Comment

really yummyyyyyyyy

Malaysian Delicacies said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

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

chaitrali pathak said... Reply To This Comment

chicken xacuti looks super delicious and delectable

Kurinji said... Reply To This Comment

hmmm shakuti looks so inviting...
Kurinji

kaarasaaram.com said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ushnish Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

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

Pavithra said... Reply To This Comment

Nice name Priya..looks yumm.

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

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

Spoonfuls of love, added to every recipe !!! said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy ... I hv eaten it and I love it

Simply Life said... Reply To This Comment

oh this looks delicious!

savitha ramesh said... Reply To This Comment

wow ....wonderful chicken recipeand making me drool

Peggy said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy,love to have this with rice

sinfullyspicy said... Reply To This Comment

Look yum and nice color of the gravy.

Satrupa said... Reply To This Comment

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

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

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

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

wow so lovely gravy dear....

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

delicious and flavourful chicken curry
happy holidays

divya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Pushpa said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy and flavorful chicken dish Priya.

Shanavi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

superb gravy Priya.

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Chicken xacuti looks delicious Priya.

Priya's Feast said... Reply To This Comment

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

Elisabeth said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious , perfect color.one more variety !!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

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

Madhura Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Superb..i am drooling here.

http://www.easycookingforamateurs.com/

Subhie Arun said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ananda Rajashekar said... Reply To This Comment

new again/...looks delicious!

NIDHYA said... Reply To This Comment

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

Aaha Oho

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said... Reply To This Comment

I am sure chicken lovers wil be very pleased:)

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

tempting chicken recipe...yum!!

MiniBinoy said... Reply To This Comment

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

WISH YOU AND FAMILY A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

MiniBinoy said... Reply To This Comment

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