Chicken Xacuti / Award!

Serving for - 2 Ingredients Chicken - 500 gm 1 big onion - finely chopped 1/2 cup fresh / frozen grated coconut 2 tbsp...

Serving for - 2


Chicken - 500 gm
1 big onion - finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh / frozen grated coconut
2 tbsp tamarind pulp (I added 1/2 tsp tamarind paste concentrate)
3-4 cloves of garlic - minced
5 tsp oil
pinch of asafoetida
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 and half cup hot water
salt to taste
Cilantro for garnishing

Ingredients to dry roast and grind

2 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
5 red chilies (depends on how spicy you want)
1 tsp sesame seeds
1/2 tsp poppy seeds
1/2 tsp funnel seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp black peppercorns
3-4 cloves
1 inch cinnamon stick
2-3 green cardamom
1 star anise

Dry roast all above ingredients to make a fine masala powder.

  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan. Add minced garlic and saute for few seconds. Add coconut and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add in this to blender. Add some chopped cilantro and little water. Make a smooth paste and keep it aside.
  • Heat 4 tsp oil in a pan. Add pinch of asafoetida and chopped onion. Saute till onion becomes slight brown in color. Add chicken pieces, turmeric powder, ground masala powder, garlic- coconut paste, tamarind pulp and salt to taste. Add hot water and mix well. Cover the pan and let it cook for 15-20 minutes. Add finely chopped cilantro and let the gravy simmer on low heat for 5 minutes. Serve hot with roti or rice.

I am extremely honored to receive the Versatile Blogger Award from my dear blogger friend Sonali Pradhan. Thanks a ton sonali for such a lovely award. I am very very happy that you thought i am worthy of it. 

Guys, If you love fish recipes, you should visit sonali's wonderful space. Here is the link - Only Fish Recipes. She has amazing collection of fish recipes.

I am passing this lovely award to-

Amarendra of Amu's Recipes
Suchi of Kitchen Karma
Divya of Divya's Recipes
Hemalata of Hema's Kitchen

Do visit their space too..Enjoy!! :)


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  1. Thank you so much Poonam. What a lovely surpirse :-)
    Bwt this chicken looks awesome...

  2. Chicken looks simply delicious and delightful.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Thank you Poonam so much for considering me for this award. I am honoured.

  4. looks so delicious..very tempting click!!

  5. Totally YUMMY


  6. awesome pics and the recipe...

    the first pic definitely brought water in my mouth .. ma'm are you pune based by any chance??? (lol) :P :P :P

  7. Hi Poonam, Just stumbled upon ur blog. U got a very nice collection of recipes. Are u from Goa? Do visit mine at

  8. Hi Poonam
    Chicken xacuti sounds so delicious and mouthwatering. Many many thanks for passing this lovey award to me.

    Hema's Kitchen



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