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Chicken Xacuti

Chicken Xacuti

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 30

Cook Time : 70

Total Time : 100

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 500g curry cut chicken

  • 1/8 tsp grated nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon coconut pieces to garnish optional

  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or as per taste

  • 1 tbsp ghee/ oil

  • To Roast and Grind::. 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds

  • 1/2 inch ginger

  • 4-5 garlic cloves

  • 1 inch cinnamon

  • 2-3 green cardamom

  • 1 black cardamom

  • 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns

  • 5-6 cloves

  • 4-5 dry kashmiri chilli

  • 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds

  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

  • 1.5 teaspoon coriander seeds

  • 1 onion sliced

  • 2 tbsp oil

  • 3/4 teaspoon saunf

  • 1/2 teaspoon jeera

  • 1 strand mace

  • 1/2 cup grated coconut

Directions

  • 01

    Marinate chicken with salt and turmeric for 30 minutes

  • 02

    Heat oil and roast all whole spices, ginger, garlic until aromatic

  • 03

    Add onions and coconut, roast until coconut turns brown

  • 04

    Allow mixture to cool completely. Grind mixture with adequate water to form smooth puree

  • 05

    Melt ghee/ oil in a pan. Add chicken and stir fry for 2-3 minutes

  • 06

    Add ground puree and mix well. add salt and bring to boil

  • 07

    Cover and cook until chicken is tender and gravy reaches desired consistency over low heat stirring occasionally

  • 08

    Add nutmeg and coriander leaves. Mix well

  • 09

    Optionally garnish with coconut bits

  • 10

    Serve hot with rice

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