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Goan chicken xacuti
Originating in the Indian state of Goa, this recipe is all bout Xacuti (pronounced Shakuti)—a spice blend of freshly grated coconut, poppy seeds and large dried red chilies that binds together lamb, fish or chicken.
This fragrant red gravy (fiery in appearance yet actually quite mild) is a widely accepted Portuguese rendition of a traditional dish from the western coast of India.
Here's a luscious chicken recipe that does justice to this tradition of Xacuti.