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Chicken Xacuti

Chicken cooked in a variety of spices and coconut
Recipe By : Niru Gupta
Type: High Protein Serving: 4-6 Cooking Time: 1 hour


  • Roast separately in a thin layer of oil and grind together:
  • Kashmiri  red peppers (sabut lal mirch) 6-8 (large size)
  • Green chilli 2
  • Coconut, grated, white only ¾ cup, till dark at the edges
  • Fennel seed (saunf) 1 ½ tbsp
  • Coriander (Dhania ) seeds 1 ½  tbsp
  • Poppy seeds (Khus khus) 2 tsp
  • Cloves (Laung) 12
  • Cinnamon (Dalchini), broken small ½ tsp
  • Black Cumin (Kala Jeera) 1 tsp
  • Mace (Javitri) 2 tsp, loosely packed petals
  • Nutmeg (Jaiphal) ¼ nut
  • Peppercorns (Sabut kali mirch) 12
  • Star Anise (Dagad Phool) 1
  • Oil ¼ cup (60 g ), approx.
  • Turmeric (haldi) ½ tsp
  • Onion, grated 1 cup (250 g)
  • Chicken, cut into small pieces 1 (1 kg)
  • Salt 2 tsp or to taste
  • Coconut milk ½ cup
  • Coriander leaves (Hara Dhania and grated coconut to garnish)


  • Heat oil and add onions. Sauté till a little soft and add the chicken. Stir-fry over high heat and add salt.
  • Add the ground paste and turmeric. Stir-fry over high heat till chicken is coated. Lower the heat and simmer till chicken is cooked through.

  • Add the coconut milk, stir-fry till excess liquid evaporates and serve hot garnished with coriander leaves and coconut.

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