Mixed Veg Goan Xacuti

Mixed vegetables along with cashew nuts in a Goan based coconut Xacuti masala gravy.
  • Passive
    15 minutes
  • Prep
    20 minutes
  • Cook
    40 minutes
  • Servings
    6 People


For the Masala Paste:-
  • Oil (as required in the recipe)
  • 1/2 Onion (chopped)
  • 1/3 Coconut (freshly grated)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp Xacuti masala powder (See recipe note below for homemade masala powder/recipe from scratch)
Other Ingredients:-
  • 1 large Potato (peeled and cubed)
  • 1/2 cup Green Peas (I used frozen peas)
  • 1/2 cup Mushrooms (chopped)
  • 1 large Onion (Cut into cubes)
  • 2 large Tomatoes (cut into cubes)
  • 1/2 cup Carrots (cut into cubes)
  • 1/2 cup French Beans (cut into 1 inch)
  • 1 tsp Granulated white sugar
  • Salt (as required)


  • 1 In a pan, add 1 tbsp oil, fry the onion and coconut till browned. Keep aside to cool.
  • 2 Once cooled, grind coconut with garlic, turmeric powder, xacuti masala powder(See recipe notes below for homemade xacuti masala powder / recipe link to make xacuti from scratch).
  • 3 Add sufficient water (I used about 3/4 cup) and grind it to make a fine paste. Keep the masala paste aside.
Prepare the korma:-
  • 4 Cut all veggies. Cook the carrots, potatoes till half done. Remove and keep aside. Soak cashew nuts in hot water for about 15 minutes.
  • 5 Add 3-4 tbsp oil. Add curry leaves and fry onion till soft.(Do not brown it). Add the mushrooms and peas and cook till mushrooms are done. Remove and keep aside in another bowl.
  • 6 In same vessel, add a tbsp oil, add the masala. Fry it for about 3-4 minutes.
  • 7 Add the half cooked potatoes and carrots along with the soaked cashewnuts, tomatoes, french beans and the mushrooms and peas. Add 1/3 cup water. Add salt as required and add the sugar.
  • 8 Cover and cook for about 10 -15 minutes till done. Add coriander.
  • 9 Serve hot with rice, pao(See recipe notes below for homemade goan pao recipe) or rotis.

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