Mutton Xacuti

Mutton Xacuti


1 ½ Kg mutton


Masala to grind (check process below)

2 tablespoon coriander seeds

½ star anise

1 ½ inch cinnamon stick

2 black cardamom

2 Green cardamom

1 Mace

1 teaspoon Kus Kus

½ teaspoon cumin

¼ nutmeg

24-26 peppercorns

16 -18 cloves

5 Kashmiri chilies

2 pinch of fenugreek seeds

¼ teaspoon fennel seeds

½ teaspoon turmeric

½ inch ginger

12-14 cloves of garlic

1 large coconut grated

1 medium onion chopped


Ingredients to marinate the meat


1 ½ teaspoon ginger and garlic paste

Salt to taste


Other ingredients:


2 medium onions chopped

2 potatoes cut in big cubes (optional)

1 tomato chopped or tamarind pulp 2 tablespoon

2 sprigs of curry leaves (optional)

Oil as required

Salt to taste


Process of making the Xacuti masala:


1. Take a pan and roast the above spices in little oil or even dry roast would do (please don’t burn the spices)

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2. Take a mixer and grind the spices first along with ginger and garlic.

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3. Once that is done add little oil and sauté the onion and as it turns translucent add the grated coconut and roast it till it turns brown.

3. Now add the coconut and turmeric to the mixer and coarsely grind it.

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Pre- preparation:


1. Marinate the meat by applying ginger and garlic paste.

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2. Take a pressure cooker add 1 tablespoon oil and sauté the onion till they turn translucent.

3. Add the meat and required quantity of water (1 ½ cup)

4. Salt to taste.

5. Cook this on medium heat for just one whistle ( 2/3 whistles if the meat pieces are big).

6. Retain the stock as you would require it to adjust the gravy consistency

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1. Take a kadai and sauté one medium onion till it turn’s translucent.

2. Add the tomato and cook till they become soft.

3. Now add the masala and cook for 1 min

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4. At this point add the potatoes

5. Now add the boiled meat and required quantity of stock (if you are not using tomatoes add the tamarind).

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6. After 5 minutes add the curry leaves and salt to taste. You can add the stock as required.

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7. Cook till the meat and potatoes are done.

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Mutton Xacuti

Mutton Xacuti

Bon appetit.


14 Comments Add yours

  1. Yum! This looks amazing


  2. Adna says:

    Mouth watering! Waiting to try it your way.


  3. Vasun says:

    This looks very delicious! If I dont have a pressure cooker, how would you modify the recipe? Tks


    1. alvesnaaron says:

      you can boil the mutton in a pot , it will take a while but if you have tender meat you can directly cook the dish like any other meat .After frying the onion and tomatoes, let it cook for a while than add the meat …..
      Have a great day.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Vasun says:

        Thanks Alves!


  4. Paula Maria Rodrigues says:

    These recepies really look delicious and the method and pictures are so minutely described that one can cook it so easily. I have already tried some of his recepies and they turned out to be delicious specially the beef kheema, cauliflower and prawns caldine. I just came across them today and went on practicing them immediately. I will try more later on. Thanks Alves Fernandes for posting such wonderful recepies of Goan food. I hope u keep on posting more such items especially of beef and pork.
    Paula Maria Rodrigues


    1. alvesnaaron says:

      You are welcome Paula Maria Rodrigues, More post on pork and beef dishes will follow soon… 🙂


  5. Emy says:

    Hi Alves, can this be made with chicken.


    1. alvesnaaron says:

      Oh yes you can 🙂


      1. Emy says:

        Thanks Alves for your prompt reply


  6. Bella says:

    How many grams or cups measure large coconut ?


    1. alvesnaaron says:

      140gms is one coconut grated


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