Goan cuisine is an interesting amalgamation of foods from the Konkan region and the dishes that Portuguese rulers brought to Goa during the colonial era. Xacuti (pronounced as sha-koo-ti) is one such popular dish born out of this Konkan-Portugal unison. Originally made of chicken or beef meat and spices, Xacuti is a heart-warming stew that can also be made with vegetable

Ingredients needed for Vegetable Xacuti Recipe

  • Vegetables – carrots, cauliflower, green beans, potatoes (100 gm)
  • Grated coconut (50 gm)
  • Coriander seeds (10 gm)
  • Spices – cinnamon sticks, cardamon, bay leaves (5 gm)
  • Ginger and garlic (10 gm)
  • Fined diced onions (50 gm)
  • Dried red chillies (10 gm)
  • Turmeric, chilli, garam masala powder (5 gm)
  • Poppy seeds (10 gm)
  • Coconut milk

How to make Vegetable Xacuti Recipe

  • Dice all the vegetables into small pieces, and blanch them
  • Dry roast the grated coconut with all the dry spices
  • Grind the roasted coconut with ginger and garlic and keep it aside
  • Heat oil in a cooking pan, and sauté the onion
  • Once the onions turn golden brown, add the grinded coconut and spices masala.
  • Let the masala cook for about 10-15 minutes and then add the vegetables and coconut milk and mix well.
  • Let the vegetables cook for a few minutes.
  • Check the seasoning and serve!

About Xacuti

Xacuti or Shagoti, as the locals in Goa call it, originated from the Harmal region in Pernem Taluka. The local fishermen's community prepared gravy with black pepper, turmeric, onion, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, poppy seeds, and toasted coconut and served with the fresh catch of the day or chicken.

Gourmet Gateways by Club Mahindra

At Club Mahindra resorts, we strive to give our patrons a delightful culinary experience. The chefs at the restaurants in our resorts bring with them years of experience and expertise. They have a deep understanding of flavour profiles, and every dish they create is nutritious and high in flavour and taste. 

Our chefs also source the best regional ingredients and use the latest culinary techniques to make every meal unforgettable! While holidaying at the Club Mahindra resorts, you can enjoy a delicious Goan foods like Vegetable Xacuti for lunch and dinner.

About Club Mahindra Chef – Alex Rexon Dias

As they say, 'your destiny is written at birth,' Chef Alex Rexon Dias was destined to be a chef. Born and raised in Goa, Chef Dias discovered his cooking skills and passion when he won the best dish award during a school camp when the students had to cook for their teachers. Since then, he has come a long way to become one of our finest chefs.

With over 15 years of experience, Chef Dias has travelled far and wide to explore new cuisine worldwide and add new skills, techniques, and dishes to his repertoire. The Iconic Chef of the Year Award by Times of India is a testament to his excellent skills in the kitchen. Currently, the Executive Chef at Club Mahindra Goa, Chef Dias, has been stirring up a storm in the kitchen and delighting the guests with incredible local and international dishes. 

About Club Mahindra

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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