Monday, July 16, 2012


Here is a spicy and flavourful Xacuti Masala Powder from Goa. Spicy food lovers can prepare delicious Goan dishes with this spice powder.

Dry red chillies .... 6 ( to get nice red colour use 3 Kashmiri chillies and 3 hot red chillies)
Poppy seeds ......... 1 tbsp
Sesame seeds ....... 1 tbsp
Coriander seeds .... 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds .......... 1 tsp
Fenugreek/methi seeds ... 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds .............. 1/2 tsp
Black pepper corns ...... 1 tsp
Aniseeds/fennel/saunf.. . 1 tsp
Ajwain/carom seeds ....... 1/2 tsp
Green cardamoms...... 6
Black cardamom....... 1
Cloves ....................... 6-7
Cinnamon .............. 1 small piece

Dry roast all the above and grind. Store it in a clean, sterilized bottle. If you want to make it in a large quantity and store it add sea salt while grinding. This increases the shelf life. But remember to add less salt while making the curry.

This powder can be used for chicken, mutton, pork, egg, sea food and also vegetarian Goan Xacuti curry.

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  1. Really Xacuti masala. I think this masala gives nice aroma and amazing colour in curry. Thanks for sharing.....

  2. Nice sharing Shobha, this home made spice is so much better then buying the ready made ones. Due to time crisis in cooking, I have to admit I depend on the ready made ones.

    1. True Nava.. sometimes due to lack of time we can't help it.

  3. nice flavorful masala..thanks for sharing!

  4. whoa !!! That looks superb and so spicy too :)

  5. Shobha you are Pro in making masala
    Must tell you they all looks fab and flavourful..I think I'll start buisness here..lolzzz

    Thanks for linking it to my event !!

    Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey

    Grind your cooking Masala

    1. Ha ha .. Jagruti we don't get any spice powders in Brazil.. I have no choice but to make them at home.


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