Chacuti de frango (Chicken xacuti)
Place of originIndia
Region or stateGoa
Main ingredientsChicken, lamb or beef; white poppy seeds; coconut; dried red chilies

Xacuti or Xacutti (Konkani: शागोती) is a curry prepared in Goa, India, with complex spicing, including white poppy seeds, sliced or grated coconut and large dried red chilies.[1] It is usually prepared with chicken, lamb, or beef.[2][3] It is also known as chacuti in Portuguese.

Xacuti or Shagoti as is commonly known in Goa has its origin in Harmal (now Arambol) in Pernem Taluka of Goa. Historically, local fishermen would prepare a sauce or gravy containing spices such as black pepper (meerya), chilli, turmeric, onion, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Added to this would be lightly toasted coconut and white poppy seeds. This sauce would then be served with freshly caught fish or chicken.


  1. ^ Andrew Marshall (15 February 2020). "The world on a plate". Vancouver Sun. p. G1.
  2. ^ "Goan Beef Xacuti".
  3. ^ "Goan Beef Xacuti | innGOA Recipes".