I know of two people whose xacuti masala turned out just right. One was my dad and the other Aunt Aida (Terezinha) . Both of them handpicked the spices without any measures and always got it right. Their xacuti curries tasted the yummiest. So, when aunt Aida came visiting, I asked her to pick out the spices. I measured the quantities and put it on the blog for you to use. So here is how to prepare Tia Terezinha’s Xacuti Powder. Thankyou auntie.
- Red Chillies [Bedgi] (deseeded) – 25
- Corriander Seeds – 2 tbsp.
- Black Pepper Corns – 50
- Cloves – 24
- Cinnamon – 4 inch
- Green Cardamom – 05
- Poppy Seeds – 2 tsp.
- Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp.
- Aniseed – 1 tsp.
- Mace – 1 floret
- Star Anise (remove the seeds) – 1 flower
- Nutmeg – ¼ piece
- Black Stone Flower [Dagad / Pathar Phool] – 1
Step 1: Take a heavy bottomed pan / iron pan (kadai) and roast the dried red chillies on low heat till they are crisp. Keep turning them around so that they do not burn. Set aside in a plate.
Step 2: Next dry roast the corriander seeds till fragrant and till it changes colour. Transfer to the plate.
Step 3: Put all the remaining spices in the pan except the poppy seeds and dry roast them till fragrant and transfer.
Step 4: Finally roast the poppy seeds for a minute or two. Transfer to the plate and let all the spices cool down completely.
Step 5: Grind all the roasted ingredients to a fine powder and store in a sterile glass jar for future use.
- If you are going to make large quantities of the masala, you will have to roast each spice separately.
I wish I could note down daddy’s xacuti ingredients but he had an untimely departure. We just mourned his 6th death anniversary on 11th June. We miss him.
Thank u to aunt Tia Terezinha’s xacuiti spice powder .
special thank to u u take effert to acurate measurement.
i will it then get u back
Thank u n aunt
Fantastic recipe. Would you have a recipe for Samar Powder. My Granny used to make this and send for us, unfortunately her recipe died with her.
We’ll try and get one up soon.
Please can you post what to do next, ie how to actually use this acuity powder?
You can try this >> https://www.bigfattummy.com/2017/06/egg-xacuti-curry/ . You can also add it to other xacuti’s by substituting for the whole spices.