X for Xacuti Masala Powder under Miscellaneous / Condiments for BM #32.
I understand that the non-vegetarian version of Xacuti is very popular in Goa. For people like us, there is always an abundance of vegetables which can be substituted.
The main flavor comes from the masala and therefore it is here for us to enjoy the flavor of all the aromatic spices that go into the Xacuti (pronounced as Shakooti).
My family enjoyed the spicy, flavorful Vegetable Xacuti (which I shall post later), while you read about the Masala Powder. I had this verbatim from a Goan friend and reproduced to the best of my memory. :)
Dhania/Coriander seeds 2 tsp
Fennel seeds 1 tsp
Cinnamon 1 inch stickCardamom 2 or 3
Peppercorns 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Bay leaf 1
Red chilli 4 or 5 (The Kashmiri or Byadagi variety preferred for the color) (I used the regular red chilli I had on hand)
Coconut fresh/frozen/dry 3 Tbsp (I used Dry Coconut Powder)
Method Of Preparation -
Dry roast each of the ingredients separately until they are aromatic. Set aside to cool.
Grind into a fine powder and store in an air tight container.
Logo courtesy : Preeti
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Preparation Time 10 min
Makes 5-6 tsp