BM #99 Day 24 - 

Xacuti Pulao is an improvised one adding the Xacuti Masala Powder to make a simple yet flavorful pulao. The letter X is a little difficult to get by and so I had this idea of using xacuti masala in a pulao.

I have a Goan neighbor and so I asked her if there is anything called Xacuti pulao in Goan cuisine. She said she hasn't heard of anything like that and encouraged me to try it and so I did. I shared it with her family and they absolutely loved it.

Ingredients - 

Basmati Rice 3 cups
Xacuti Masala Powder 2 Tbsp
Ginger-Garlic Paste 2 tsp
Mixed Vegetables (I used Carrots and Peas) 3 cups
Soy Granules 1 cup
Salt and Lime Juice as needed
Seasoning (Ghee 2 Tbsp, Cumin Seeds 1 tsp)

Method Of Preparation -

Wash and soak Basmati Rice or 30 minutes.

Wash and boil 1 cup of soy granules with a teaspoon of salt, remove from heat and let it sit for 10 minutes. Wash in fresh cold water and squeeze out any excess water. Set aside.

Power the Instant Pot, making sure the inner pot is in place. Set it to 'Saute' mode.

Once it indicates that the pot is hot, add ghee and cumin seeds. After the cumin seeds crackle, add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for a few seconds.

Add in the precooked soy granules and mixed vegetables and saute for a couple minutes.

Sprinkle salt and the Xacuti Masala. Mix well and add the drained Basmati rice. 

Pour about 4 cups of water.

Put the Instant Pot lid on. Cancel the 'Saute' mode. Set it to 'Manual' or 'Pressure Cook' mode for 4 minutes.

Quick Release the pressure after 5 minutes, fluff with a fork and serve warm with raitha or yogurt.


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Preparation Time 30 minutes
Serves 8-10


  1. First I am loving that sunflower plate , it’s so pretty and catchy ! Next the rice plating , it’s simple but very attractive .
    Of course the Xacuti Pulao is wonderful and tempting , good you tried - now you must have seen all our friends are posting Xacuti pulao ‘s and Biryani ‘s.

  2. Suma Gandlur Says:
  3. Xacuti pulao seems to be the star dish of the day but each one sounds unique in it's own way. Your version xacuti pulao sounds yummy and flavorful.

  4. sushma Says:
  5. Xacuti dish looks so good. Simple and delicious made in Instant pot.

  6. Xacuti is the flavour of the day. The pulao looks wonderful and would be so flavourful and tasty with xacuti.

  7. CookwithRenu Says:
  8. Yummy and flavourful Pulao with xacuti.

  9. Kalyani Says:
  10. plating and the flavours are spot on ! Xacuti lends itself to a wonderful dish here and so many flavourful xacuti pulav versions today..

  11. Yummy and delicious pulao I'm so tempted after seeing so many versions of xacuti masala pulao today...

  12. Srivalli Says:
  13. This surely sounds so flavoursome and interesting. Must have been yummy! This has a fried rice look and the masala surely has helped us cross this alphabet..:)

  14. Srividhya Says:
  15. Same pinch. I too made xacuti pulao in Instant Pot. Xacuti saved us all today.

  16. Swati Says:
  17. Xacuti pulao ruled for today..Shall make this masala some time and try it. I tried looking for masala in stores here but I think it is not available here.

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