Mapusa Dry Chillies, Coriander Seeds, Cinnamon, Cumin Seeds, Caraway Seeds, Nutmeg, Mace, Cloves, Black Pepper, Fennel Seeds, Black Cardamon, Green Cardamon, Bay leaf, Poppy Seeds, Star Anise, Turmeric Pieces, Mustard Seeds, Fenugreek, Sesame Seeds, Rock salt.
Commonly known as Xacuti, this sophisticated curry originated in Pedne taluka of Goa, a region that borders Maharashtra in the north. This close proximity to the Malvan region, as it’s known, allows the intermingling of Malvan cuisine with Goan, resulting in a flavour exclusively found in the cuisine of Pedne. This masala from The Other Backward Community that calls Pedne home, is traditionally used with chicken or lamb, but it’s so versatile that it compliments a range of fish, meats and even vegetables.
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Marinate 1 kilo of chicken with 2 tsps of ginger-garlic paste and salt. Keep aside for at least 1 hour. Heat 4 tsps of oil in a kadai, add 2 medium onions finely chopped. Fry until they become translucent. Add the marinated chicken and mix throughly. Fry for a couple of mins and then add a tsp of turmeric powder. Mix. Add 4 tsps of the Pedne Shagoti masala stirring well so that the chicken pieces are well coated. Add a cup of warm water and a tsp of salt. Cover with lid and cook under low flame for 10 mins. Add thick coconut milk and cook for another 5 mins. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
Detailed video and illustrated recipe on womenoffatorda.in/chickenshagoti
Made a chicken xacuti with the masala, while it was good, I found it more of a Malvani style masala than a xacuti masala. The flavours of certain spices that are used in Malvani masala we’re more prominent than the ones in a xacuti.
Dear Jill Ann Shah
Thank you very much for your review. You are right. Because our recipe is from Pedne village bordering Malvan, and as we've stated on the pack, our Shagoti is a blend of Goan and Malvan cuisines which makes us slightly different from the Goan xacuti.
This masala brings back the memories of the Shagoti made by my mom and grandmom. The authentic and homemade flavours of this masala will want you use it everytime you make your chicken curry. Best part is the long process of selecting each masala separately, roasting and grinding it is saved when you have an authentic ready made masala which makes delicious chicken shagoti and within no time! Highly recommended!
Dear Amba Hegde
Thank you for your review on Pedne Shagoti. Our masala is a blend of both Malvani and Goan cuisines and offers a very distinct taste.
This masala imparts perfect taste and aroma to the recipe everytime!