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Goan Chicken Xacuti Recipe

Super delicious goan chicken xacuti recipe which taste great with idli, dosa, roti. It specially goes well with goan pao bread.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
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Course: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 servings
Aarthi
Author: Aarthi

Ingredients

  • Chicken - 1 kg cut into small pieces
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 4 tblsp
  • Onion - 1 large chopped finely

FOR GREEN CHUTNEY:

  • Coriander Leaves - 1 cup
  • Green Chillies - 2
  • Lemon Juice - 2 tblsp

FOR ROASTING & GRINDING:

  • Oil - 1 tsp + 1 tsp
  • Coconut - 1 cup grated
  • Garlic - 8 cloves
  • Ginger - 2 inch piece
  • Dry Red Chillies - 4 to 5
  • Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
  • Black Pepper - 1 tsp
  • Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tsp
  • Ajwain / Carom Seeds / Omam - 1 tsp
  • Poppy Seeds / Khus Khus / Kasa kasa - 2 tblsp
  • Cloves / Krambu - 5
  • Cinnamon / Pattai - 1 stick
  • Cardamom / Yelakai - 5
  • Nutmeg - 1/4 tsp
  • Tamarind - 1 lemon size
  • Coriander Powder - 2 tblsp
  • Kashmiri Chilli Powder - 2 tblsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
  • Start Anise - 2

Instructions

  • Grind together ingredients for green chutney and set aside.
  • Take chicken in a bowl, add salt and green chutney and mix well. Set aside for 30 mins
  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan, add whole spices except powdered spices and coconut. Toast till lightly golden. Add in spice powders and mix well. Remove to a blender.
  • In the same pan add in coconut and roast till golden. Remove the blender and grind to a smooth puree.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add onions and cook till golden.
  • Add chicken and saute for 5 mins.
  • Add ground masala and water. Mix well.
  • Bring it to a boil and simmer for 30 to 40 mins till oil separates and chicken is cooked.
  • Remove and serve.
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