Xacuti (Shagoti) Recipe

17 July 2011 वेळ: Sunday, July 17, 2011

Xacuti /Shagoti/ Saguti is a Kokni recipe. Usually prepared with chicken or mutton.
Preferably served with rice.
The word Xacuti can be traced to chacuti, in Portuguese.

2 medium Onions
1 medium Tomato
Grated coconut 1 cup (approx.)
pinch of Nutmeg powder
Tamarind pulp / 4-5 kokam
Coriander seeds 1 tea spn
Cumin seeds 1 tea spn
Poppy seeds (khus khus/affu-gutti) ½ tea spn
Fennel seeds 1 tea spn
Dried chillies 3-4
Anise (dagad phool) 3-4
Cloves 2-3
Black pepper 4-5
Cinnamon 1” piece
1" piece of Ginger minced

5-6 cloves of Garlic minced
Curry leaves to taste.

Vegetables / Chicken 500gms to 800gms / Fish 8-10pcs / Prawns - its your call!!

Soak the chillies. Grind them to a fine paste. (gives a nice red color to the gravy. adding chilly powder directly can also be an option, but the gravy turns a bit brownish)
(without oil)
Roast the grated coconut, Coriander seeds, cumin, poppy, fennel, anise, poppy, cloves, black pepper, cinnamon moderately on a low flame.
Grind them. Add a little water, to make a fine paste. Lets name it as the Xacuti Mix

Heat 2 Tbsp. of oil, add finely chopped onion to it. Add finely chopped tomato as the onions turn reddish brown.
heat till oil separates. Add minced ginger and garlic. Add a Tsp of turmeric powder. The red chilly paste. A dash of crushed curry leaves.

Add the Xacuti Mix.
add 2-2.5 cups of water.

add vegetables/chicken/ fish/ prawns
Add salt as the gravy boils.
Add a tsp of tamarind/ kokam pulp.

Garnish and serve.

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