Xacuti Garlic Rice


Ever since I discovered the aromatic Goan spice, Xacuti, it has been my go to ingredient for all A to Z marathon for the alphabet ‘X’. Though I can’t believe this marathon is nearly done. Everytime I start a mega blogging marathon, I am scared about how I would manage it but it breezes by so fast that I don’t know where the month has passed and another marathon done.

I initially decided to used xacuti along with some vegetables but it is the weekend and I was pretty lazy after making an elaborate lunch. So I figured I could add some garlic and garnish with some dry fruits which will make the rice more flavorful and tasty. The daughter loved and even the husband ate it with relish. So we are on safe territory here.


Serves 1-2


1/2 cup Rice

1 tsp Oil

2-3 Garlic cloves

1/2 tsp Ghee

1 tbsp Dry fruits, assorted

1 tsp Xacuti spice powder

Fresh coriander to garnish




  • Cook the rice as per usual procedure and set aside
  • In a small pan, heat 1/2 tsp oil
  • Chop and add the garlic to the pan
  • Saute the garlic till it turns golden brown and set aside
  • Heat ghee in the same pan and fry the dry fruits in it and set aside
  • In a large pan, add oil
  • Once the oil is hot, add the xacuti powder, cooked rice, salt and mix well
  • Add the garlic and dry fruits
  • Turn off the heat and garnish with fresh chopped coriander
  • Serve warm with any curry of your choice
  • Enjoy!


This is my post for the Biryani / Pulao / Kichadi festival for the alphabet ‘X’

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#99


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