• Prep Time
    15 Mins
  • Cook Time
    25 Mins
  • Serving
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The xacuti story started in the state of Goa, from its rich cultural influence from the Portuguese. This dish is basically the masala, which can be made with any meat of your choice. We have shown some crabs to go along with this. The masala gets uniqueness from the grated coconuts and poppy seeds along with several other spices. The recipe looks complicated, but it’s as easy as only 3 to 4 steps.

To try this unique dish and enjoy Goa on a plate at home itself!


Ingredients Required


    How to make Crab Xacuti at home

    Step 1

    Take the crabs and wash, clean, and cut them into desired cuts.

    Step 2

    Take a pan, put some oil in it and roast the ginger chopped, garlic chopped, onion slices, Kashmiri Red Chillies, Peppercorns, star anise, poppy seeds, coriander seeds, mace, cinnamon stick, cloves, and grated coconut.

    Step 3

    Take these roasted ingredients and make them into a fine paste.

    Step 4

    In a thick bottomed pan, pour in some oil, splutter some curry leaves, and saute the rest of the onions and tomato cubes with some salt.

    Step 5

    To this add the cut pieces of crab and saute them till the shells become pink.

    Step 6

    Add the masala paste and some water and bring this to a boil.

    Step 7

    Serve hot with some rice.

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