Chicken Xacuti – Recipe Book

chicken xacuti

Chicken Xacuti is a Popular Goan chicken curry. Chicken is cooked along with  spices, coconut and tamarind gravy. Try this flavorful curry at once and make your dine delightful. 

Indian chicken curry


  1. Chicken- 500 gm
  2. Grated coconut- 1/4 cup
  3. Onion-1 medium chopped
  4. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  5. Ghee-1 tbsp
  6. Oil-1 tbsp
  7. Onion sliced-1
  8. Ginger garlic crushed-1 tbsp
  9. Green chilly-1 or 2
  10. Kashmiri dry red chilly-5
  11. Cardamom- 2 no’s
  12. Nutmeg-1 small piece
  13. clove-2 no’s
  14. Cinnamon-1 small piece
  15. Coriander leaves chopped- 1/4 cup
  16. Tamarind- half of a lemon sized ball
  17. Salt-to taste


  • Marinate the cleaned chicken pieces with turmeric powder, one onion chopped thinly, crushed ginger garlic, green chilly slit, salt and half of the coriander leaves chopped.
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan; saute one onion sliced until soften. Add grated coconut and roast for another few minutes until coconut turns crisp and golden.
  • Add in to a grinder; keep aside.
  • In the same pan; dry roast cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cove, coriander seeds and dry red chilly for a minute.
  • Mix it with the roasted coconut and add little water to make a smooth paste.
  • Blend until smooth and keep aside.
  • Heat a pan with 1 tbsp of ghee.
  • Add the marinated chicken pieces along with its marination.
  • Cook on medium flame for about 15 minutes
  • After that add the blended coconut paste and mix well.
  • Soak tamarind in 1/4 cup of hot water and take its pulp water.
  • Add it in to the curry and cover cooks for another 10-15 minutes or until oil floats on top of the curry and chicken pieces gets nicely cooked. (After adding tamarind water; you can pressure cook the curry for one or two whistles;  because we needed to cook the chicken nice and tender).
  • Check for salt and add the remaining corianader leaves on top.
  • Switch off the flame and serve hot!!!!

Goan chicken curry

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