Xacuti Masala

Xacuti Masala is to Goans what a Rasam or Sambhar powder is to the Tamilians or a Dhana Jeeru to the Gujaratis and a Garam masala to the Punjabis. This wonderful mixture of spices is roasted gently and powdered fine. It is used in vegetarian as well as non vegetarian dishes.

Ingredients :

200 gms Coriander seeds
150 gms Kashmiri dry red chilies
150 gms Fennel seeds
5 gms green cardamom
1 black cardamom
5 gms Mace
1 Nutmeg
25 gms Pepper corns
30 gms Cinnamon
25 gms cloves
25 gms Fenugreek seeds
10 gms Cumin seeds
50 gms Khus khus/Poppy seeds
25 gms mustard seeds
1 tsp Carraway seeds
2 large Bay leaves
1 Dagad phool/stone flower (size of your palm)
50 gms Turmeric

Dry roast each of the spices on a gentle flame till it gives it’s aroma. Do not roast them together as roasting time of each ingredient varies and the end product may not be as desired. Allow to cool a little and dry grind it to a fine powder. Store in an airtight container and use as required.

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