Introduction:Chicken xacuti is one of the delicious chicken curry used by Goan people. The main ingredients of this curry include chicken pieces, grated coconut and aromatic spices. This curry goes well with Goan pav(Bread). The delicious taste of this curry totally depends upon how well you roast your spices, the correct amount of spices used and also how fresh is the chicken. Right from my childhood this curry is one of my favorites and I love to cook it any time. I learnt the cooking style of this curry from my mother who is a great cook. Sometimes I try to modify it by using tomatoes instead of coconut, which is a more healthier option. So now without wasting further time, let's see what ingredients are required and how to prepare it.
Preparation Time: 1 hour
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
ConclusionYou can serve Chicken Xacuti with Goan bread which is a best choice, or you can also enjoy it with roti, naan or parathas.
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This is a simple recipe and most of the spices are the ones we use in the vegetable recipes.
Regarding use of cinnamon and star anise, I have an observation. These are two different type of spices in the sense that they have their own powerful effect on a recipe. So using both of them together may not be a good idea. Star anise alone will be quite good and effective in this recipe and we can reserve the cinnamon for something else.
The author can try the variation and may find out the difference. It is not to criticise the article but to add value to it in terms of flavour and smell which are the key elements in a recipe.