Chicken Xacuti

Chicken Xacuti

A Goan chicken dish by Chef Alphonso Periera made with loads of masalas.

Ingredients :
Marination:
-> 1 kg chicken
-> 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
-> 1 tsp salt

Paste one for marination:
-> 2 inches of ginger
-> 10 flakes garlic
-> 1/2 bunch coriander
-> 5 green chillies

Paste two for Xacuti masala:
-> 1 tsp groundnut oil
-> 2 sliced onions
-> 2 green chillies
-> 1 piece of 1 inch ginger
-> 5 flakes garlic
-> 1 grated large coconut
-> 1/2 bunch of coriander

Paste three of Xacuti Masala:
-> 2 inches cinnamon
-> 3 peeled cardamoms
-> 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

Finishing:
-> 2 tsp groundnut oil
-> 2 sliced onions
-> 2 slit green chillies
-> 1/4 cup water

Method :

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

-> Add paste I of ginger, garlic, coriander, chillies and marinate for half an hour.
Chicken Xacuti
-> To make paste II, heat oil in pan and saute sliced onions, green chillies, ginger, garlic for 3 minutes.

-> Add 1 grated coconut and saute for another 5-7 minutes. Once onions are crispy, keep aside.

-> To make paste III, on a dry pan separately roast cinnamon, cardamom, aniseed, black pepper corn, poppy seeds, coriander seeds, Kashmiri red chillies, star anise, maize flower, nutmeg, and turmeric.

-> Make Xacuti masala by grinding together paste II and III.

-> For the final preparation, heat oil in pan and add onions and green chillies.

-> After one minute add the marinated chicken pieces.

-> After two minutes add Xacuti masala and water. Cook for 10 minutes.

-> Serve hot with bread or rice.

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