|Place of origin||India|
|Region or state||Goa|
|Main ingredients||Chicken or lamb, white poppy seeds, coconut, dried red chilies|
|Cookbook: Xacuti Media: Xacuti|
Xacuti or Xacutti (Konkani: शागोती) is a curry prepared in Goa, India, with complex spicing, including white poppy seeds, sliced or grated coconut and large dried red chilies. It is usually prepared with chicken or lamb. It is also known as chacuti in Portuguese.
Xacuti or Shagoti as is commonly known in Goa has its origin in Harmal (now Arambol) in Pernem Takula of Goa. Here fisherman in the olden days used to get a fresh catch of fish or a local chicken and prepare a gravy for this dish. The gravy typically used local spices like black pepper (meerya), chilli, turmeric, onion, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, etc. The hero was a mildly roasted coconut kernel which is finely grated and lightly toasted.
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