Xacuti Masala Powder

X for Xacuti Masala Powder under Miscellaneous / Condiments for BM #32. 

I understand that the non-vegetarian version of Xacuti is very popular in Goa. For people like us, there is always an abundance of vegetables which can be substituted. 

The main flavor comes from the masala and therefore it is here for us to enjoy the flavor of all the aromatic spices that go into the Xacuti (pronounced as Shakooti).

My family enjoyed the spicy, flavorful Vegetable Xacuti (which I shall post later), while you read about the Masala Powder. I had this verbatim from a Goan friend and reproduced to the best of my memory. :)

Ingredients - 

Dhania/Coriander seeds 2 tsp
Fennel seeds 1 tsp
Cloves 3-4
Cinnamon 1 inch stick
Cardamom 2 or 3
Peppercorns 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Bay leaf 1
Red chilli 4 or 5 (The Kashmiri or Byadagi variety preferred for the color) (I used the regular red chilli I had on hand)
Coconut fresh/frozen/dry 3 Tbsp (I used Dry Coconut Powder)

Xacuti Masala Powder

Method Of Preparation -

Dry roast each of the ingredients separately until they are aromatic. Set aside to cool.

Grind into a fine powder and store in an air tight container.

Logo courtesy : Preeti

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 32.

Preparation Time 10 min 
Makes 5-6 tsp
Posted by Harini R on Saturday, September 28, 2013


  1. Priya Suresh Says:
  2. Awesome and very aromatic masala powder, you guys are tempting me to make xacuti masala powder and xacuti curry.

  3. This spice is new in terms of making..just heard of it..would surely like to make it...looks flavorful.

  4. Unknown Says:
  5. wow very very aromatic masala podi :) looks superb :) very nice click dear!!

  6. Srivalli Says:
  7. Very flovoursome spice blend..I almost went for this..:)

  8. Simplyfood Says:
  9. What a lovely spice mixture I am going to book mark and try.Please do link it to lets cook with coconut event at simply.food

  10. divya Says:
  11. looks super flavorful powder...

  12. That is a very informative post ! Lovely and flavorful masala...

  13. Unknown Says:
  14. very flavorful and aromatic powder!!


  15. preeti garg Says:
  16. Love the flavor of xacuti masala.

  17. Pavani Says:
  18. I made this for a previous BM and loved it. One of the most flavorful masala.

  19. gorgeous color - must make curry so flavorful

  20. An addition to dry masala recipes. Can be used in many vegetables to give a different taste.

  21. i do enjoy xacuti (shakuti) masala as it is prepared often here, but never stocked it as usually make it off the fly, this can be used even otherwise, so this is a good idea

  22. Rajani S Says:
  23. Xacuti is in my to do list for a long long time now. Its a perfect X recipe :)

  24. Anonymous Says:
  25. A good idea indeed. Waiting for your recipe . Thanks for sharing.

  26. Archana Says:
  27. Ha ha! Living in Goa I till recently did not try xauti masala. Guess the saying ghar ki murgi... holds good. The masala looks absolutely great and flavorful. will try it.:D

  28. veena Says:
  29. Again a very new recipe to me...should try this sometime

  30. Unknown Says:
  31. I tried Mushroom Xacuti for the first time while visiting Goa, and have been looking for the Xacuti Masala recipe ever since. Thank you for posting this!

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