Chicken Xacuti

Ingredients :

1 kg chicken
1 tsp. Salt
20 flakes garlic
5″ ginger
½ bunch coriander leaves
4 green chillies
1 tsp. Tumeric powder
1 large coconut (grated)
4 large onions sliced
8 kashmiri chillies
3 cinnamon
2 cardomons(peeled)
1 poppy flower(dagarful) remove seeds
½ nutmeg
2 tbsps. Coriander seeds
½ tsp. Aniseeds(baddixep)
1tsps. Poppy seeds(coscos)
1 mace (potri)
2 tbsps. Ghee
4 large onions (chopped)
10 flakes garlic (chopped)
2 tsps peppercoms
20 cloves
6 tomatoes(cut into quaters)

Preparation :

Clean chicken and cut into small pieces. Apply salt and keep aside. Grind the next 5 ingredients and apply to the chicken. Take a frying pan and roast the grated coconut along with sliced onions till light brown. Grind to a thick paste and keep aside. Heat 1 tablespoon oil and roast chilies lightly.

Transfer to a plate. In the same pan, roast the next 6 spices slightly. Mix the roasted chilies. Next, sprinkle a little oil if necessary, and roast coriander seeds, mace, aniseed and poppy seeds very lightly. Grind all the roasted spices together to a fine paste. Take a large pan, melt ghee, fry onions and garlic till tender.

Add marinated chicken, cover the pan and cook till tender. Mix spice paste and cocounut paste into the meat. Cook for about 10 minutes.

Add tomatoes quarters and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve with lemon slices

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