Goan Chicken Xacuti

A delicious Goan chicken curry which exudes an aromatic flavour. I’ve prepared this dish using freshly grated coconut and Xacuti masala that you can find in my blog. Cook this very easy and simple recipe at home for your dearest family and friends.

πŸ‘‰πŸ» 1 kg – Chicken thighs
πŸ‘‰πŸ» 1 – Coconut, grated
πŸ‘‰πŸ» 3 nos – Onions, thinly sliced
πŸ‘‰πŸ» 1 – Tomato, finely chopped (optional)
πŸ‘‰πŸ» 3 nos – Potatoes, peeled and cut into 1”cubes
πŸ‘‰πŸ» 1 – Green Chilli, slit
πŸ‘‰πŸ» 3 tbsps – Ginger – Garlic – Chilli paste
πŸ‘‰πŸ» 4 tbsps – Xacuti masala
πŸ‘‰πŸ» 1 tsp – Turmeric powder
πŸ‘‰πŸ» 15 – Curry leaves
πŸ‘‰πŸ» 3 cups – Water
πŸ‘‰πŸ» 1 tbsp – Vinegar
πŸ‘‰πŸ» 3 tbsps – Olive oil
πŸ‘‰πŸ» A handful of chopped coriander leaves
πŸ‘‰πŸ» A dash of lemon juice
πŸ‘‰πŸ» Salt to taste

πŸ‘‰πŸ» Wash and cut the chicken thighs into medium-sized pieces.
πŸ‘‰πŸ» Add a tbsp of salt, vinegar, 2 tbsps ginger-garlic-chilli paste to the chicken. Mix well and set aside to marinate for an hour.
πŸ‘‰πŸ» On a medium high flame, place a tawa. Once hot, dry roast the grated coconut and 1 sliced onion, separately, for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove and keep aside to cool.
πŸ‘‰πŸ» Now add the roasted coconut, sliced onion, Xacuti masala and pour 2 cups of water in a blender/ mixer. Grind these ingredients together to a fine paste. Keep aside.
πŸ‘‰πŸ» Place a deep bottomed pot on a medium high flame. Once hot, pour 3 tbsps of olive oil.
πŸ‘‰πŸ» Add 2 thinly sliced onions, curry leave and slit green chilli, and sautΓ© till the onions turns light golden brown.
πŸ‘‰πŸ» Add chopped tomato and the remaining ginger-garlic-chilli paste. SautΓ© till the tomato turns mushy.
πŸ‘‰πŸ» Add the marinated chicken pieces. Gently stir and cook covered for 5 minutes.
πŸ‘‰πŸ» Add the Xacuti masala paste. Give it a good stir until the chicken pieces binds well with the masala.
πŸ‘‰πŸ» Add the remaining water, cubed potatoes and season with salt.
πŸ‘‰πŸ» Stir well. Cover and cook till the chicken is tender.
πŸ‘‰πŸ» Turn off the flame. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves, a dash of lemon juice and serve hot.
πŸ‘‰πŸ» Chicken Xacuti pairs well with Goan Pao/bread, steamed rice or Pulao.