Enjoy some exotic vibes at home with these authentic Goan chicken dishes.
Goa has everything a popular vacation spot has to offer - including sun, sand, and most importantly, delicious food. One of the main draws for visitors to this travel hotspot is the authentic Goan cuisine. Some of the key ingredients in Goan cuisine are rice, seafood, coconut, vegetables, meat, bread, pork, and regional spices. Another distinguishing feature is the use of vinegar and kokum. Goa’s cuisine has Konkani roots and was influenced by both the Sultanate rule and the 451 years of Portuguese rule. Many Catholic recipes either have names or ingredient lists that are comparable to or different from their Portuguese counterparts. Although Goans did not adopt their extensive use of garlic in every dish, they did pick up their talent at baking bread. You'll observe that Goans frequently substitute warm, soft bread for their usual dish of steamed rice. Goan cuisine has long been dominated by spices, seafood, and coconut, while the use of Fenni and vinegar is also finding prominence.
Here’re four Goan chicken dishes that you must try
1. Chicken Xacuti
Xacuti is a curry prepared in Goa. It is made with a complex blend of spices, including white poppy seeds, grated or sliced coconut, and huge dried red chillies. In Portuguese, it is also referred to as chacuti. Harmal (now Arambol), a village in Goa’s Pernem Taluka is where Xacuti, also known as Shagoti, was first introduced. White poppy seeds and coconut are lightly roasted before being added to this. This dish features a strong flavour of coconut that seeps into the chicken perfectly.