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Coconut Chicken

Chicken Xacuti
(Murg Xacuti)

Chicken Dry Red Chilly

Chicken cooked in a paste made with roasted aromatic spices and coconut. A traditional Goan speciality of chicken in a very rich gravy.

Indian Non - Vegetarian Recipes

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Serves: 4 
Cooking time (approx.):  minutes
Style: Indian Non-Vegetarian (Goan)

2  tablespoon(s) oil
2  onions finely chopped
12  medium pieces (about 800 grams) of chicken
½  teaspoon(s) turmeric powder
2  cup(s) water
salt to taste
1  tablespoon(s) tamarind pulp
½  teaspoon(s) equal mix of mace and nutmeg powders

For the Paste
1  cup(s) grated coconut
10  whole dry red Kashmiri chillies
4  cloves
2  cinnamon sticks of 1" each
2  tablespoon(s) each coriander and poppy seeds (khus khus)
1  teaspoon(s) each of blackpeppercorns, carom and cumin seeds
2  star anise (phoolpatri)
10  flakes of garlic

  1. Dry roast the grated coconut in a non-stick pan on low heat stirring every now and then for about 3  minutes or till it is reddish-brown and aromatic. Remove onto a plate. In the same pan dry roast all other ingredients for the paste except the garlic briefly till they turn a shade darker and give off an aroma. Grind to a paste with the coconut, garlic and water as required to make a thick fine paste.
  2. Heat the oil in a thick-bottomed pan and add the onions. Saute on medium level for about 4  minutes or till they are browned.
  3. Add the chicken pieces and fry on medium-low heat for about 5  minutes or till golden on all sides.
  4. Add the ground paste and turmeric powder. Fry on medium-low heat for about 5  minutes ot till oil separates
  5. Add water, salt and mix well. Bring to a boil. Add the tamarind pulp and the mace-nutmeg powders. Cover and simmer low heat for about 12  minutes or till the chicken is fully cooked and tender.


  • Traditionally, chicken is cut into comparitively smaller pieces for this recipe.

Serve hot with: Ghee Rice, Goan rice or Goan pav (bread)

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