How To Make Chicken Xacuti (shakuti) - Goan Chicken Curry Recipe


Learn how to make Goan style chicken curry called Chicken Shakuti (xacuti). This flavorful chicken curry is great for special dinners or family get-togethers. Ingredients (Serves 4-6) 1.5 to 2 kg chicken drumsticks and 2-4 potatoes 1.5 tsp cumin seeds (Jeera), fennel seeds (saunf) and coriander seeds (dhania) 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds (Methre) 1/2 tsp poppy seeds (khuskhus) 1 tsp black peppercorns 6 cloves 4 dried red chillies 2-3 small sticks of cinnamon 1 black cardamom and 4 green cardamom 2 inch piece of tamarind pulp (soak it in 1/4 cup of water to get tamarind juice) 4 tbsp oil 5-6 cloves of garlic 2 inch piece of ginger 1 large onion ( or use 2 small) 2 tbsp tomato paste 1/2 cup coconut milk 1/2 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut 2 tsp sesame seeds 1 tsp turmeric (optional) Salt per taste Cilantro fro garnish 1. Roast all the spices in 2 tbsp of oil (except sesame seeds). Once they emit aroma and start changing color, add onions, ginger and garlic. Fry for 2-3 mins. 2. Add coconut and sesame seeds. Fry until coconut starts changing color. Keep stirring to avoid sesame seeds and coconut from burning. 3. Add 1/2 cup to the mixture and make a smooth sauce. 4. Fry chicken pieces in a pot with 2 tbsp of oil until sealed (i.e. turn white) and then add potatoes. Stir- together and then add your masala sauce. 5. Add salt, turmeric, tomato paste. Mix well and cook for 10-15 mins until chicken is 80 % done. 6. Add coconut milk and tamarind juice and simmer until potatoe sare tender and chicken completely done. 7. Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve over rice or with naan bread. Enjoy!

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