Moong Dal with Xacuti Masala


This  is my Second Curry with Xacuti Masala.

This Shakudi / Xacuti curry is a unique and very famous curry in Goa. We Goan prepare dis Curry for all function, Like Baptizim, Marriage, Birthday etc. This curry is very Yummy blend with spices, tamarind & fresh coconut.

I like my both mum Xacuti curry as their food is magical & Terrific.

Earlier I prepare with chicken and this time I did with Moog dal coz ma kids don’t like veggie. So this is the way I intro them with veggie. I often make this masala with Pulses.

This is Mine and ma daughter favorite curry and any food with roasted coconut we love to have fresh coconut as well, I just love any food which coconut is mix match when we go to goa for holidays just have to fullest @ ma mum place & ma mum has coconut plantation.


Ingredient  :

I cup Moong dal – Green Moong – Soak overnight.

I try with Sprout also it turn gud as well.

Ingredient :

4 dried kashmiri chilies

1/2 coconut, grated

2 tsp coriander seeds

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp fenugreek seeds

5 peppercorns

1 tsp turmeric

4 cardamoms

6 cloves

4 curry leaves

1 inch piece of cinnamon

½ inch ginger

3 cloves of garlic

Tamarind little

1 medium onion

1 Medium Potato (Cute into medium cube)

salt to taste.


 Method :

Take a frying pan put some ghee and roast the coconut and remove

Add all the spice also curry leave roast except onion and finely grind.

Take a pressure cooker add onion sauté till it turn  translucent

Then add the spice mixture and sauté for a few minutes.

Add the Moong dal, potato, tamarind water, add salt and a half cup water.

Close the lid let it cook  with  one whistles. I close coz I does want to much mash. you can check the curry if u want more can at more and adjust what the salt.

Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.

 It’s goes well with Paulo & White Rice / Chapatti


Enjoy !!!!!!!!!!

Note :

  • Tamarind – according to your taste – soak and keep in warm water.
  • Can use any pulses.
  • Coconut has to roast brown. Not to much brown.



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