Masala to grind roast:

80gms coriander seeds

2 star anise

16gms cinnamon stick

5 black cardamom

8 Green cardamom

4 Mace

5 teaspoon Kus Kus

15gms cumin

1 ½ nutmeg

18gms peppercorns

15gms cloves

40gms Ghaunti or Bedki chilies

4 teaspoon turmeric

2 teaspoon fennel

1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds


Process of making the Xacuti masala powder:

1. Take a pan and dry roast the above spices one at a time (please don’t burn the spices)




**Just a few examples shown in picture.

2. Set the masala to cool for a while.

3. Take a mixer and grind the chilies first.

4. Then add the coriander seed followed by cumin

5. Now add all the other ingredients.

6. Xacuti masala is ready, store in an air tight container and use as required.


***Tip : add one Kashmiri chilli deseeded per tablespoon of xacuti powder used while grinding

Xacuti 1

Xacuti 2

Xacuti Masala Powder 1



How to use this masala:

1. For 1 kg Chicken or Mutton Xacuti ( for 400gms mushroom use just 2 tablespoon of this powder and ½ coconut)

2. Take a pan add little oil and sauté one onion and as it turns translucent.

3. Now add one grated coconut and roast it till it turns brown.

4. Let this cool for a while.

5. Now add the coconut into the mixer along with 3 ½ to 4 tablespoons of the above masala and coarsely grind it to paste.

6. Your Xacuti masala is ready to use.

Xacuti Masala 2


Enjoy life, it’s delicious.


27 Comments Add yours

  1. Aruna says:

    A recipe to treasure 😊😊


    1. alvesnaaron says:

      Thanks Aruna 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Sarah says:

    Thanks for posting the recipe for Xacuti masala. I would always buy it from masala stores on my trips to Goa or depended upon my relatives to give me some. Now I can make my own masala. Thanks once again.


    1. alvesnaaron says:

      You are welcome Sarah.. 🙂


  3. Tony Lewis says:

    Hi Alves, a well done Xacuit masala. Thank you.


    1. alvesnaaron says:

      You are welcome Tony… 🙂


  4. Alba says:

    Very good, thanjs for sharing. Could you also post Goan mutton curry masala please?


    1. alvesnaaron says:

      Hello Alba,

      I have posted mutton Xacuti and curry in the blog you could use the search column to find the recipe.


  5. Vanita Amin says:

    Good Evening. Thks for sharing the Xacuti masala. Lovely recipes. Take care 🙂


    1. alvesnaaron says:

      You are welcome.. 🙂


  6. Neil says:

    Fantastic…. Xacuti is my all-time fav Goan curry.
    Alves, pls let me know how to make the curry (mutton or beef) using this powdered masala. I have seen your recipe for Mutton Xacuti, but got confused cause the masala in that recipe is freshly made.


    1. alvesnaaron says:

      Hello Neil,

      if you are making chicken xacuti then first apply ginger garlic paste. after you sauté the onion and tomatoes add the chicken followed by xacuti masala ground but for mutton you have to boil the meat first after applying ginger and garlic paste (see mutton xacuti recipe). Now for both mutton and chicken xacuti use 4 tablespoon of this masala powder (per KG) to one grated and roasted coconut along with one roasted onion. ( tip : add one Kashmiri chili deseeded per tablespoon of xacuti powder used while grinding)


      Liked by 1 person

  7. BottleMasala says:

    Hi Alves, Thanks for the detailed explanation. I’ m certainly having Xacuti this weekend….


  8. JANNET says:

    can you put the measurement in the spoon so it will be easier, if possible. thanks.


    1. alvesnaaron says:

      Will try and give you when i do my next patch , since gms is accurate i thought it would be the best guide.


  9. Blossom says:

    Want to make this xacuti masala today. Wanted to know what do you mean by
    —One Kashmiri chilli per tbsp of xacuti masala. –When do I add Kashmiri chilli to the masala because we will be adding the roasted bedki / gavti chillies whilst grinding.


    1. alvesnaaron says:

      while using this masala you need to add chili powder to the masala which grinding. type of chili is your choice ..


  10. Alicia says:

    I love your xacuti masala which I was waiting to get the ready made dry masala. Thanks will try it next week.


  11. Alicia says:

    Hi I wish you could give us the receipt for recheado masala


  12. Mary Roselin Rocha says:

    Thanks Alves


  13. Pennyann says:

    Tried your Xacuti Masala and loved it !! It’s a permanent staple in our house and is great and quick when guest arrive. Thankyou for sharing.


    1. alvesnaaron says:

      Nice to know and thanks for the feedback


  14. Penny Ann D'souza says:

    My daughter sent me this recipe and its going to be a permanent occupant in my kitchen. I ate and relished xacuti but could not find the original.Now I have it.Thank you Alves.


    1. alvesnaaron says:

      You are most welcome


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