Goa Recipes
 
Chicken Xacuti  
   
Serves 8

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

Method
Wash, clean and joined the chicken, and then each piece into two. Apply salt and keep 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. Add 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.

To serve:
Remove to a serving bowl and serve with steamed rice.

NUTRIENT COMPOSITION PER SERVING

MACRONUTRIENTS MICRONUTRIENTS
Energy (Kcal) 301 Carotene ( μg ) 24.11
Protein (g) 42.33 Vitamin C (mg) 1.38
Carbohydrate (g) 7.38 Mg  (mg) 20.80
Fat (g) 11.34 Na  (mg) 1.06
Fibre (g) 2.08 K  (mg) 35.09
Minerals (g) 2.71 Mn  (mg) 0.19
Calcium  (mg) 92.47 Zn  (mg) 0.23
Phosphorus  (mg) 449.41 Cr  (mg) 0.01
Iron  (mg) 1.53  

 


Modification
Reduce the amount of coconut used.

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

NUTRIENT COMPOSITION PER SERVING

MACRONUTRIENTS
Energy (Kcal)

273

Protein (g)

42.05

Carbohydrate (g)

6.57

Fat (g)

8.74

Fibre (g)

1.85

Minerals (g)

2.65