Monday, February 10, 2014

Xacuti Masala

The Goan xacuti (pronounced shakuti) is a  well-known and popular dish both with the Goans and the tourists alike. Here we will show you how to make the xacuti masala and freeze it for later use so that you can have "instant xacuti" (well almost ;) ) whenever you feel like it.You can use this Goan xacuti masala to make chicken xacuti, beef xacuti, prawn xacuti and even use it to make channa bhaji for breakfast. This xacuti recipe is from my mother's recipe book and is not spicy and hence can be had quite often.
Goan xacuti masala recipe

1 coconut
8 red Kashmiri chillies
25 pepper corns
8 cloves
4 petals of star anise
3 sticks of cinnamon (about 1")
4 green chillies
1 tspn jeera/cumin seeds
2 tbspns coriander seeds
2 tbspns badishep/fennel seeds
3 black cardamom
3 white cardamom
2 tbspns poppy seeds
½ nutmeg
1/3 potri/mace 

  • Roast all the ingredients
  • Cool and grind to a paste.
  • Put in plastic bags and freeze.
  • Use whenever required.

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We strive to bring you the best of Goan recipes handed down from our mothers and grandmothers whether it is Goan sweets recipes, Goan dessert recipes, the famous Goan xacuti recipe, the vindaloo recipe, the sorpotel recipe and so much more... Enjoy making the best of Goan dishes to tickle your palate and there are so many other favourite recipes you can use as well. So happy cooking and... bon appetit!!