ChilliPepperPete’s – Chicken Xacuti (Shakuti)

by Hot Juan on November 8, 2009 · 1 comment

in Recipes

Kashmiri Chilli

Kashmiri Chilli

This recipe comes from ChilliPepperPete, it is a traditional Goan Recipe. Goa is located along India’s west coast along the Arabian Sea and was part of Pete’s travels around India. Chicken Xacuti (pronounced Shakuti) has been described and Chicken in Coconut gravy, it uses the Kashmiri Chilli unique properties to make a wonderfully flavoured, but mild dish.

The Kashmiri Chilli is a deep red, it is often selected for its colouring properties as well as its delicious flavour, the chilli add a vibrant red colour when used to make curry pastes (In cheaper recipes food colouring is often added to obtain the same effect)

1kg Chicken
3tsp Coriander
8 Kashmiri chillis
1/2tsp Cumin
1tsp Fenugreek
5 Peppercorns
2 tsp Peanuts
1/2 block Coconut cream
2 tsp Turmeric
4 Cardomons
6 Cloves
1” Cinnamon
1 Lemon/lime

Roast the coriander, chillies, cumin, fenugreek, pepper, peanuts on a dry pan, then add then to a pestle and mortar adding the turmeric, cardomon, cloves, cinnamon and grind finely to make a masala, then add coconut cream to make a paste.

Warm some butter in an pan and add the paste and brown well, then add chicken pieces and mix well, Put in the oven until cooked and then add the juice of the lemon and serve with rice etc.

Kashmiri Chillies are available from ChilliPepperPete’s on-line store, of course if you want it hotter you can add naga or whatever chilli you have at hand but dried is best for this recipe.
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