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Chicken Shakuti?

mln1968 Mar 5, 2009 06:02 PM

Does anyone know of any Indian restaurants in the DC area (DC/Arlington/Fairfax) serving Chicken Shakuti (chicken in coconut gravy)? I just heard of this dish in a movie and it sounds really good. Apparently, it's a Goa specialty. I've seen Goan fish on menus, but never this dish.


  1. souschef Mar 5, 2009 07:25 PM

    I can confirm that it's a Goan speciality (I'm Goan), and yes it is very nice, but only (for me) when done without the mouth-searing hot spices that so many Goans like.

    BTW what was the movie?

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    1. re: souschef
      mln1968 Mar 6, 2009 06:09 PM

      The movie was Nina's Heavenly Delights, set in Scotland about a cooking contest and some family situations. I belong to Netflix and it was one of their picks for me and just showed up yesterday. I had never heard of it before, but it was watchable, not great. But the food sure sounded good! I have done a quick menu search on the web for this dish at a few restaurants and don't see it anywhere. :(

      1. re: mln1968
        hill food Mar 6, 2009 10:02 PM

        don'tcha just love cultural mash-ups?

        when they work, that is.

    2. m
      MetroHound Mar 8, 2009 08:44 PM

      Do not know of any restaurants in the area that serve it. The correct spelling is Xacuti, google it and you shall be happily enlightened. Its the Portuguese screwed up pronunciation that thew you off. Enjoy.

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