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Mushroom Xacuti – Vegan Richa

a bowl of mushroom xacuti served over rice

Mushroom Xacuti – Vegan Richa

Mushroom Xacuti – A vegan spin on a Goan xacuti – Flavorful, spiced, meaty western Indian sauce that uses mushrooms instead of chicken! Serve with pav(dinner rolls), naan, roti, rice, or cauliflower rice for low carb. Naturally gluten-free. Nutfree Soyfree

a bowl of mushroom xacuti served over rice

Xacuti (pronounced shakuti) is a popular dish from Goan cuisine. Traditionally, this is a dish that is made with chicken or fish, but I love to use mushrooms here. There are a variety of spices in this recipe. There is also freshly grated coconut, which you can find in frozen section in Indian stores or use dried shredded coconut. Together all these flavors make a delicious, meaty dish that you can serve the traditional way with dinner rolls or add to tacos and wraps.

a serving of vegan mushroom xacuti with rice in a white bowl

The spicy sauce is super flavorful and uses a combination of whole and ground spices and roasted coconut to make a deliciously complex flavored sauce.

This Goan mushroom xacuti recipe does use a bunch of spices, but they are worth it. Once you make it you will be inclined to make a larger batch to freeze and serve it with vegan chicken, chickpeas or tofu! Get ready to expand your Indian spice cabinet as I explore a lot more regional Indian cuisine this year.

 vegan mushroom xacuti in a black skillet

The recipe also tastes great when using wild or forest mushrooms but you might have to cook them a bit longer than cremini or portabella. Then gather all the spice blend ingredients, grind them together with coconut and water to make a fragrant thick Goan gravy. Then stir fry garlic, chopped onion, and mushrooms and add some tamerind paste and then add the sauce. Simmer and adjust salt and garnish with coriander leaves! Done!

Serve with pav(Indian dinner rolls) rice or flatbread

More comfort food dinners

Mushroom Xacuti Vegan

Mushroom Xacuti – Vegan low carb Goan Xacuti recipe- Flavorful, spiced, meaty western Indian sauce that uses mushrooms instead of chicken! Serve with pav (Indian dinner rolls), naan, roti, rice, or cauliflower rice for low carb. gluten-free Soyfree Nutfree

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time25 mins

Total Time35 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Goan, Indian

Keyword: mushroom curry

Servings: 4

Calories: 132kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

For the xacuti spice blend:

  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 8 black peppercorns
  • 1 whole clove spice or use 1/8 tsp ground and add with cinnamon
  • 1 star anise optional
  • 2 dried red chilis Use Kashmiri chilies or any mild chilies such as california red
  • 1.5 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup dried shredded coconut or fresh coconut thawed if frozen
  • 1 cup (250 ml) water

For the mushroom:

  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 18-20 small portabella mushrooms or white or cremini mushrooms quartered
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tamarind pulp or use 1 tablespoon tamarind chutney see notes for substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • To make the spice mix: Add the fennel seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, peppercorns, cloves, star anise if using, red chili and poppy seeds to a skillet over medium heat and toast until the spices are fragrant and the fennel seeds and coriander seeds change color.

  • Then add in the coconut, cinnamon, and nutmeg and mix well and continue to roast until the coconut is golden evenly. Then take off heat.

  • Add to a blender. Add the 1 cup of water and blend until the coconut has mostly broken down.

  • Make the mushroom: Add oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and mix in for a few seconds.

  • Then add in the onion and a good pinch of salt and cook until the onion is golden.

  • Add in the mushrooms, another good pinch of salt, a tablespoon of water and mix in and continue to cook for 5 minutes or until mushrooms are golden on some edges. Then add the blended paste and salt and tamarind pulp and mix well.

  • Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Stir once in between. Check if the mushrooms are done. If the sauce is drying up too much, add a bit more water.

  • Taste and adjust salt and flavor. You can cook uncovered for a few minutes if there is a lot of liquid in the sauce or depends on the consistency you prefer. If you want it saucy, then you can add in more water or some non-dairy milk and simmer for a few minutes.

  • Garnish with cilantro and serve with pav(Indian dinner rolls) , flatbread , or rice.

Notes

There is a lot of flavor in this spice mix so even if you don’t have all the spices, this will work out just fine.
The poppy seeds (khus khus ) used generally in the sauce are white but black poppy seeds work fine as well.
Mushroom sub: Use 2 oz rehydrated soycurls. Drain and roast with the onion until golden on some edges and continue. Or use chicken subs of choice. Cook only 2 minutes for other subs and then add sauce

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Mushroom Xacuti Vegan

Amount Per Serving

Calories 132
Calories from Fat 63

% Daily Value*

Fat 7g11%

Saturated Fat 3g19%

Sodium 310mg13%

Potassium 804mg23%

Carbohydrates 18g6%

Fiber 4g17%

Sugar 8g9%

Protein 5g10%

Vitamin A 220IU4%

Vitamin C 37mg45%

Calcium 82mg8%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

a serving of vegan mushroom xacuti with rice in a white bowl
Ingredients:

  • mushrooms – cremini, portabella or wild mushrooms
  • the mushrooms are stir-fried with some garlic and onions
  • for our homemade xacuti spice blend we toast fennel seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, peppercorns, cloves, star anise, red chili and poppy seeds. White poppy seeds are used in Indian recipes, but black poppy seeds work too.
  • Tamarind adds the correct amount of tanginess needed in this delicious mushroom recipe.
  • we blend the toasted spices with coconut, cinnamon, and nutmeg and water

Tips:

  • If you’re not into mushrooms, you can also use soy curls or other chicken substitutes. Or add a can of chickpeas
  • If you cannot find Tamarind, add some lemon juice mixed with a small amount of date paste
  • There is a lot of flavor in this spice mix so even if you don’t have all the spices, this will work out just fine.
  • The poppy seeds (khus khus ) used generally in the sauce are white but black poppy seeds work fine as well.

 

ingredients needed for making vegan mushroom xacuti

How to make Mushroom Xacuti:

whole spiced being toasted in a pan

To make the spice mix: Add the fennel seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, peppercorns, cloves, star anise if using, red chili and poppy seeds to a skillet over medium heat and toast until the spices are fragrant and the fennel seeds and coriander seeds change color.

shredded coconut being added to a pan with toasted spices

Then add in the coconut, cinnamon, and nutmeg, mix well and continue to roast until the coconut is golden evenly. Then take off the heat.

shredded coconut being toasted in a pan along with spices

Add to a blender. Add the 1 cup of water and blend until the coconut has mostly broken down.

minced garlic in a frying pan

Make the mushroom: Add oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and mix in for a few seconds.

Then add in the onion and a good pinch of salt and cook until the onion is golden .

minced garlic and chopped red onions in a pan

chopped red mushrooms and garlic in a sauteeing pan

sauteed mushrooms and garlic in a pan

Add in the mushrooms, another good pinch of salt, a tablespoon of water and mix in and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Then add the blended paste and salt and tamarind pulp and mix well.

xacuti spice paste being added to mushrooms in a sauteeing pan

Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Stir once in between. Check if the mushrooms are done. If the sauce is drying up too much, add a bit more water.

a skillet with vegan mushroom xacuti

Taste and adjust salt and flavor. You can cook uncovered for a few minutes if there is a lot of liquid in the sauce or depends on the consistency you want. If you want it saucy, then you can add in more water or some non-dairy milk and simmer for a few minutes.

Garnish with cilantro and serve with pav(Indian dinner rolls), flatbread, or rice.

vegan Goan mushroom curry with coconut being cooked in a skillet

What can I use instead of mushrooms?

As another vegan chicken substitute, you could use 2 oz rehydrated soycurls. Drain and roast with the onion and continue. Or use chicken subs of choice. Cook only 1-2 minutes and then add sauce

a serving of vegan mushroom xacuti with rice in a white bowl

 

Mushroom Xacuti

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Mushroom Xacuti – Vegan Richa

a bowl of mushroom xacuti served over rice

Mushroom Xacuti – Vegan Richa

Mushroom Xacuti – A vegan spin on a Goan xacuti – Flavorful, spiced, meaty western Indian sauce that uses mushrooms instead of chicken! Serve with pav(dinner rolls), naan, roti, rice, or cauliflower rice for low carb. Naturally gluten-free. Nutfree Soyfree

a bowl of mushroom xacuti served over rice

Xacuti (pronounced shakuti) is a popular dish from Goan cuisine. Traditionally, this is a dish that is made with chicken or fish, but I love to use mushrooms here. There are a variety of spices in this recipe. There is also freshly grated coconut, which you can find in frozen section in Indian stores or use dried shredded coconut. Together all these flavors make a delicious, meaty dish that you can serve the traditional way with dinner rolls or add to tacos and wraps.

a serving of vegan mushroom xacuti with rice in a white bowl

The spicy sauce is super flavorful and uses a combination of whole and ground spices and roasted coconut to make a deliciously complex flavored sauce.

This Goan mushroom xacuti recipe does use a bunch of spices, but they are worth it. Once you make it you will be inclined to make a larger batch to freeze and serve it with vegan chicken, chickpeas or tofu! Get ready to expand your Indian spice cabinet as I explore a lot more regional Indian cuisine this year.

 vegan mushroom xacuti in a black skillet

The recipe also tastes great when using wild or forest mushrooms but you might have to cook them a bit longer than cremini or portabella. Then gather all the spice blend ingredients, grind them together with coconut and water to make a fragrant thick Goan gravy. Then stir fry garlic, chopped onion, and mushrooms and add some tamerind paste and then add the sauce. Simmer and adjust salt and garnish with coriander leaves! Done!

Serve with pav(Indian dinner rolls) rice or flatbread

More comfort food dinners

Mushroom Xacuti Vegan

Mushroom Xacuti – Vegan low carb Goan Xacuti recipe- Flavorful, spiced, meaty western Indian sauce that uses mushrooms instead of chicken! Serve with pav (Indian dinner rolls), naan, roti, rice, or cauliflower rice for low carb. gluten-free Soyfree Nutfree

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time25 mins

Total Time35 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Goan, Indian

Keyword: mushroom curry

Servings: 4

Calories: 132kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

For the xacuti spice blend:

  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 8 black peppercorns
  • 1 whole clove spice or use 1/8 tsp ground and add with cinnamon
  • 1 star anise optional
  • 2 dried red chilis Use Kashmiri chilies or any mild chilies such as california red
  • 1.5 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup dried shredded coconut or fresh coconut thawed if frozen
  • 1 cup (250 ml) water

For the mushroom:

  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 18-20 small portabella mushrooms or white or cremini mushrooms quartered
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tamarind pulp or use 1 tablespoon tamarind chutney see notes for substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • To make the spice mix: Add the fennel seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, peppercorns, cloves, star anise if using, red chili and poppy seeds to a skillet over medium heat and toast until the spices are fragrant and the fennel seeds and coriander seeds change color.

  • Then add in the coconut, cinnamon, and nutmeg and mix well and continue to roast until the coconut is golden evenly. Then take off heat.

  • Add to a blender. Add the 1 cup of water and blend until the coconut has mostly broken down.

  • Make the mushroom: Add oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and mix in for a few seconds.

  • Then add in the onion and a good pinch of salt and cook until the onion is golden.

  • Add in the mushrooms, another good pinch of salt, a tablespoon of water and mix in and continue to cook for 5 minutes or until mushrooms are golden on some edges. Then add the blended paste and salt and tamarind pulp and mix well.

  • Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Stir once in between. Check if the mushrooms are done. If the sauce is drying up too much, add a bit more water.

  • Taste and adjust salt and flavor. You can cook uncovered for a few minutes if there is a lot of liquid in the sauce or depends on the consistency you prefer. If you want it saucy, then you can add in more water or some non-dairy milk and simmer for a few minutes.

  • Garnish with cilantro and serve with pav(Indian dinner rolls) , flatbread , or rice.

Notes

There is a lot of flavor in this spice mix so even if you don’t have all the spices, this will work out just fine.
The poppy seeds (khus khus ) used generally in the sauce are white but black poppy seeds work fine as well.
Mushroom sub: Use 2 oz rehydrated soycurls. Drain and roast with the onion until golden on some edges and continue. Or use chicken subs of choice. Cook only 2 minutes for other subs and then add sauce

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Mushroom Xacuti Vegan

Amount Per Serving

Calories 132
Calories from Fat 63

% Daily Value*

Fat 7g11%

Saturated Fat 3g19%

Sodium 310mg13%

Potassium 804mg23%

Carbohydrates 18g6%

Fiber 4g17%

Sugar 8g9%

Protein 5g10%

Vitamin A 220IU4%

Vitamin C 37mg45%

Calcium 82mg8%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

a serving of vegan mushroom xacuti with rice in a white bowl
Ingredients:

  • mushrooms – cremini, portabella or wild mushrooms
  • the mushrooms are stir-fried with some garlic and onions
  • for our homemade xacuti spice blend we toast fennel seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, peppercorns, cloves, star anise, red chili and poppy seeds. White poppy seeds are used in Indian recipes, but black poppy seeds work too.
  • Tamarind adds the correct amount of tanginess needed in this delicious mushroom recipe.
  • we blend the toasted spices with coconut, cinnamon, and nutmeg and water

Tips:

  • If you’re not into mushrooms, you can also use soy curls or other chicken substitutes. Or add a can of chickpeas
  • If you cannot find Tamarind, add some lemon juice mixed with a small amount of date paste
  • There is a lot of flavor in this spice mix so even if you don’t have all the spices, this will work out just fine.
  • The poppy seeds (khus khus ) used generally in the sauce are white but black poppy seeds work fine as well.

 

ingredients needed for making vegan mushroom xacuti

How to make Mushroom Xacuti:

whole spiced being toasted in a pan

To make the spice mix: Add the fennel seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, peppercorns, cloves, star anise if using, red chili and poppy seeds to a skillet over medium heat and toast until the spices are fragrant and the fennel seeds and coriander seeds change color.

shredded coconut being added to a pan with toasted spices

Then add in the coconut, cinnamon, and nutmeg, mix well and continue to roast until the coconut is golden evenly. Then take off the heat.

shredded coconut being toasted in a pan along with spices

Add to a blender. Add the 1 cup of water and blend until the coconut has mostly broken down.

minced garlic in a frying pan

Make the mushroom: Add oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and mix in for a few seconds.

Then add in the onion and a good pinch of salt and cook until the onion is golden .

minced garlic and chopped red onions in a pan

chopped red mushrooms and garlic in a sauteeing pan

sauteed mushrooms and garlic in a pan

Add in the mushrooms, another good pinch of salt, a tablespoon of water and mix in and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Then add the blended paste and salt and tamarind pulp and mix well.

xacuti spice paste being added to mushrooms in a sauteeing pan

Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Stir once in between. Check if the mushrooms are done. If the sauce is drying up too much, add a bit more water.

a skillet with vegan mushroom xacuti

Taste and adjust salt and flavor. You can cook uncovered for a few minutes if there is a lot of liquid in the sauce or depends on the consistency you want. If you want it saucy, then you can add in more water or some non-dairy milk and simmer for a few minutes.

Garnish with cilantro and serve with pav(Indian dinner rolls), flatbread, or rice.

vegan Goan mushroom curry with coconut being cooked in a skillet

What can I use instead of mushrooms?

As another vegan chicken substitute, you could use 2 oz rehydrated soycurls. Drain and roast with the onion and continue. Or use chicken subs of choice. Cook only 1-2 minutes and then add sauce

a serving of vegan mushroom xacuti with rice in a white bowl

 

Mushroom Xacuti