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.
WHAT WE NEED
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
WHAT TO DO
- 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
This is my post for the Biryani / Pulao / Kichadi festival for the alphabet ‘X’
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xacuti rocks today across several blogs for alphabet X :p ! this garlicky rice studded with dry fruits seems like an amazng pick ! good one…
Xacuti rice seems to be the star dish of the day. Your garlic – dry fruits version sounds simple yet flavorful.
After reading about Xacuti , I understand that it’s a very flavourful spice and would make any rice or curry very flavourful and delicious .
Xacuti garlic rice sounds so flavorful. Simple yet delicious rice dish.
OMG! yet another variation using xacuti. Looks so good with raisins and walnuts
Your version of xacuti rice looks fantastic Sowmya. I like the addition of dry fruits and nuts.
Ah Xacuti is the dish of the day! Yours is an excellent choice. Very nice adaptation.
Xacuti masala is so flavourful on it’s own and you have added garlic too on it. That bowl or rice would be such a treat. Yum.
Have been seeing so many version s of xacuti masala rice today and this garlic rice version sounds really delicious 👌
Xacuti with dry fruits is very unique and interesting. As long as the family approves we all are in safe territory.
Xacuti rice ruled the day today.. so many flavourful variations.. it sounds so tempting!!