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



11 Comments Add yours

  1. sizzlingtastebuds says:

    xacuti rocks today across several blogs for alphabet X :p ! this garlicky rice studded with dry fruits seems like an amazng pick ! good one…

  2. Suma Gandlur says:

    Xacuti rice seems to be the star dish of the day. Your garlic – dry fruits version sounds simple yet flavorful.

  3. After reading about Xacuti , I understand that it’s a very flavourful spice and would make any rice or curry very flavourful and delicious .

  4. sushma says:

    Xacuti garlic rice sounds so flavorful. Simple yet delicious rice dish.

  5. harini says:

    OMG! yet another variation using xacuti. Looks so good with raisins and walnuts

  6. Your version of xacuti rice looks fantastic Sowmya. I like the addition of dry fruits and nuts.

  7. Srivalli Jetti says:

    Ah Xacuti is the dish of the day! Yours is an excellent choice. Very nice adaptation.

  8. Renu Agrawal Dongre says:

    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.

  9. Have been seeing so many version s of xacuti masala rice today and this garlic rice version sounds really delicious 👌

  10. srividhya says:

    Xacuti with dry fruits is very unique and interesting. As long as the family approves we all are in safe territory.

  11. FoodTrails says:

    Xacuti rice ruled the day today.. so many flavourful variations.. it sounds so tempting!!

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