Xacuti (chicken)

Xacuti (chicken)

Introduction :

 

Ingredients :

Use 1 large chicken (1 ¼ kg)
Use salt to taste
Use 8 red dried chillies
Use 1 tsp grated nutmeg
Use 6 star aniseed
Use 2 tsps fennel seeds
Use 1/3 cup oil
Use 2 large onions, chopped fine
Use one cup grated coconut and 1 tbsp fresh, diced coconut
Use 1 ½ tbsp coriander seeds
Use 1 dessertspoon cumin seeds
Use 1 tbsp poppy seeds
Use 1 tsp turmeric seeds
Use 6 green chillies, chopped fine
Use 2 tbsp tamarind pulp
Use 3 cups water
 

Preparation:

Wash, clean and joined the chicken, and then each piece into two. put salt and keep it aside. In a flat/ griddle, on medium heat brown the grated coconut, and all the spices except the nutmeg, green chillies and diced coconut. You will get a strong fragrance when the spices are done (approx. 3 -5 mins.). Remove from heat and grind this mixture of roasted spices to a paste in the blender/grinder. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat and saute all the ground spices along with the green chillies, and 1 large onion chopped fine. use the chicken pieces, diced coconut, nutmeg and salt to taste along with the tamarind pulp. Lower the flame and add the water gradually, stir cooking, as you do so in an open pan. After 15 minutes, raise the flame and shake the pan gently. The oil will rise to the top. Remove from fire.