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Mutton Xacuti


Xacuti is a coconut base curry , pronounced as ' shagoti ' . This is a curry prepared in Goa , India with spices that include dry chilies, poppy seeds, coriander seeds , pepper corn etc. These spices are roasted along with coconut giving it that fantastic flavour and taste.




Ingredients

500 gms Mutton cleaned washed well

Grind to a paste the below mentioned ingredients

2 green chilies

1 onion lightly fried

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp pepper powder

marinate the mutton with this paste ,salt to taste.

keep for an hour.


Ingredients for the xacuti masala

4 kashmiri chilies

1 tsp coriander seeds

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1/2 tsp pepper corn

1/2 tsp fennel seeds

1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds

1/4 tsp poppy seeds

1/4 tsp sesame seeds

1/2 inch cinnamon

3 cloves

1 bay leaf

1/2 cup desiccated coconut or fresh coconut

Dry roast the above mentioned ingredients lightly.


1 onion lightly fried


1/4 tsp nutmeg powder

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp Ginger garlic paste

Small ball of tamarind

Grind all the above ingredients together using just enough water.


Ingredients

2 onions Finely chopped


Method

Pressure cook the marinated mutton with just enough water on high first whistle then low for 10 mins.

Add some oil to a vessel, once hot stir fry the finely chopped onions till lightly brown.

Add the ground masala and some of the water of the cooked mutton.

Bring to a boil. Add the mutton and salt if required.

Cook for another 10 mins on medium flame.










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