Goan Chicken Xacuti – Some days back I received a Maharaja EasyLock mixer grinder for review. I was very excited after receiving it as this was my 4th product from Maharaja Whiteline. The first 4 products (hand blender, rice cooker, steam iron and Marvello OTG) were awesome and I was sure that this product would be great too. Yes! it lived upto my expectations.
Maharaja Whiteline was founded in 1976 and has been a leader in innovation ever since its inception. This brand has the largest range of appliances in the industry of kitchen appliances, home comfort and garment care. The mixers from this company are exceptional. This was the first brand to introduce the very first “1,2,3… Maharaja Mixie”, a unique solution for a full meal preparation with 3 jars – liquidizing, dry and wet grinding and chutney and it is constantly innovating ever since.
When I unpacked the box, I found that the mixer body, jars and lids were neatly packed in plastic bags. I received the premium black and silver coloured mixer. The mixer’s body was light in weight and occupied very less space on the precious kitchen counter. The anti-slip vacuum feet of the mixer’s body ensure that the mixer does not accidentally dropped from the kitchen counter while cleaning. The jars can be stored inside the kitchen cabinets.
The EasyLock King comes with following types of jars –
- 1.75L PC Blending Jar with Fruit Filter
- 1.75 SS Liquidizing Jar
- 1.25L SS Grinding Jar
- 0.5L SS Chutney Jar I
A small plastic ladle is also provided which can be used for mixing the ingredients inside the jars.
The lid of blending jar and liquidizing jar comes with small cap which can be opened if needed to add small ingredients or water. In this way, we need not open the entire lid. My old mixer grinder does not have this feature and caused a lot of inconvenience as every time I had to open the entire lid which sometimes causes spills. The jars are made of superior quality stainless steel. The handles of the jars are sturdy and ergonomically designed to give a good grip to the hands. The lids fit tightly on the jars ensuring that there is no chance for spills.
The USP of the mixer grinder is the EasyLock feature, hence the name Maharaja EasyLock Mixer Grinder. There are 2 symbols on the mixer, one red coloured indicating unlock and the green coloured indicating lock. The jars are also designed in such a way that they can easily fit into the mixer and can be locked and unlocked easily. The best part is that the mixer turns on, only when it is fully locked and the green symbol is visible completely. Without the jar, you cannot run the mixer and this ensures safety.
The mixer looks very stylish unlike traditional mixers and adds a new look to your kitchen. I loved the fact that it is black in colour unlike other mixers which are white. Almost everyday I cook fish curries and the white mixer got yellow turmeric stains due to spills. This new EasyLock mixer is black and hence there are no chances of it staining, ensuring that it looks neat and clean.
The mixer comes with a powerful motor of 750W which makes it easier to even cut hard pieces of food like dry coconut. I also made coriander powder using the chutney jar or the dry grinding jar. The powder was super fine. You can use the chutney jar for making cumin powder, garam masala, dry red chilli powder, chutney, ginger garlic paste, etc. You will stop getting spice powders from stores if you have this EasyLock mixer grinder.
Another important thing I loved is the blending jar with juice filter. I can now easily make different types of fruit juices at home within few minutes. The juice filter inside the blending jar makes a great job of filtering the juice and thus saving you the time needed to pass the juice through a sieve.
The only negative point I found about the mixer is that it is a bit noisy. But this can be overlooked as all the mixers available in the Indian market are noisy 🙂 The product comes with a 2-year warranty and the motor itself comes with a warranty of 5 years. The product can be purchased online (http://www.maharajawhiteline.com/buyonline) from stores like flipkart, amazon, snapdeal, etc. or you can purchase them from shops too. Refer to http://www.maharajawhiteline.com/storelocator
Now let me tell you that I used this mixer to make the gravy for today’s recipe – Goan Chicken Xacuti. The gravy was smooth and super fine. All the ingredients had completely blended with each other.
Goan Chicken Xacuti Recipe
Ingredients: Prep. Time: 60 Mins, Serves: 6
1/2 kg chicken
1 tablespoon cumin powder
1 tablespoon coriander powder
1 tablespoon red chilli powder
½ tablespoon turmeric powder
1 and ½ tablespoon ginger garlic paste
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon yogurt
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup grated coconut
6 black pepper corns
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
4 dry red chillies
4 garlic pods
2 medium sized onions, Julienne
1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon garam masala
2 tablespoon oil
Salt to taste
- Wash the chicken pieces and marinate it by applying the ingredients meant for marination. Keep this in refrigerator for atleast 2 hours.
- Heat a kadai, add 1 tablespoon oil, roast the grated coconut on low flame till the grated coconut appears brownish. Remove and keep aside.
- In the same kadai, add 1 teaspoon oil and roast the masala namely black peppercorns, red chillies, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon till fragrant. After roasting, remove and keep aside.
- In the same kadai, add 1 tablespoon oil and sauté julienned onion and garlic. After sauteing, remove and keep aside.
Let all the roasted ingredients cool down completely.
- Add all the roasted ingredients and tamarind to The Maharaja EasyLock King’s mixer wet grinding jar and grind it to a thin paste by adding 3/4 to 1 cup water.
- The gravy should not appear grainy when touched with fingers.
- Keep the gravy aside.
- Now heat a kadai/wok and add 2 tablespoon oil.
- Add finely chopped onion and fry till onion turns pinkish.
- Add marinated chicken pieces and let them get cooked for 15 minutes.
- Pour the gravy from mixer inside the kadai with onion and chicken and mix well.
- Keep it covered and cook on low flame till chicken pieces get cooked properly.
Add salt to taste, keeping in mind that salt had been applied while marinating too.
Note: To know if chicken is cooked, take a small piece on a plate and see if it easily the meat easily gets cut with spoon.
Also, the meat should look white and clear and should not be pinkish.
Check out this recipe of Punjabi Style Pressure Cooker Chicken Curry.