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X for Xec Xec with Mushrooms

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 xecIn my mind X was Xauti or X’mas Cake full stop.

But when I was discussing with my girls what I should be making for the alphabet themed BM there was only one voice that said Xec Xec!!

The only Xec Xec I know of is crab Xec Xec so the first thing that was to think of was the substitute for crabs.

Then the replacement for crabs should be something that will not clash with the different masalas that go in Xec Xec, a delicious Goan preparation. I was skeptical. How will I be able to recreate the magic of Xec Xec?

Believe me I have heard about Xec Xe and I am yet to eat the authentic Xec Xec so creating it was like pulling a rabbit from the hat.

The only two replacements I could think of were paneer and mushrooms.

Finally I choose mushrooms and I must say I was not very confident of its reception at home but then I was unnecessarily worried it was a hit.

I have adapted it from here. Its is posted by: L. Sequira, Cansaulim


  • 8-10 big mushrooms
  • 8 tblsps grated coconut
  • 8 red chillies (I used Badgi)
  • 1tsp Coriander seeds
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 tbspn Oil
  • 2 onions (sliced)
  • ½ tsp. Ginger-garlic paste
  • ¼ tsp. Turmeric powder
  • ¼ cup tamarind juice
  • 2 green chillies (chopped)


  •  Soak the mushrooms in a big container for 5-10 minutes. Drain them on a towel. Cut in quarters.
  • Roast the coconut lightly in a thick bottomed kadhai/wok. And clear the pan.
  •  Roast the chillies and then the spices. Grind the roasted ingredients to a fine paste using a little water.
  •  Heat oil, brown the onion, and stir in ginger-garlic paste and turmeric powder.
  •  Fry for a few seconds, add the mushrooms, mix well and sprinkle tamarind juice.
  •  Cover the pan and after 4-5 minutes stir in the roasted spice paste, salt and green chillies.
  •  Cook till preparation is thick.

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This is my post for the Blogging Marathon #32 for the alphabet X do come back for Y tomorrow.

Courtesy: Preeti

Courtesy: Preeti

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0 thoughts

  • September 28, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    A very new dish to ,me curry looks super yummy and spicy 🙂 love to have them with garam phulkas 🙂 makes me drool!!

  • September 28, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    I have never heard of this Archana..not even with crabs..since you are in Goa..some of the dishes come naturally from you..I might try this for Tarun..as I am not a mushroom eater..perhaps paneer too would be fine.the spices look good…and I like the name:)

  • September 28, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Fantastic xec xec, am hearing this dish for the first time..

  • September 29, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Wow that’s such a new one Archana..what a delicious recipe..though I don’t eat mushroom, I can always substitute..:)

  • September 29, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    I am sure mushroom lovers would appreciate it

  • September 30, 2013 at 11:59 am

    I also made a Goan dish for X… This one also looks very flavorful and delicious!!


  • October 1, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Wow.. such a flavorful and spicy dish.. Love the name..

  • October 1, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Xec Xec name raise so much excitement to taste the recipe.. amazing.

  • October 2, 2013 at 9:59 am

    nice to learn another Goan traditional dish

  • Sandhya Karandikar
    October 2, 2013 at 10:06 am

    One more Goan dish to try.

  • October 7, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Its great that Goans havent neglected the letter X while naming their dishes – Xacuti and now Xec Xec :-)…Great recipe and now I am not at all surprised to see coconut in the Goan preparations 🙂

  • October 27, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Another X from Goa!!!Looks interesting!!

  • July 31, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    this one is very famous in famous destination like Goa. keep sharing

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