The options I had with X were the huge and massive array of Xmas goodies which frankly in April sounded so ridiculous until a friend of mine mentioned Xacuti tarts and then someone else said you get these Xacuti Buns in Goa and I was clear that is what I wanted to bake.
Xacuti is a Goan dish derived from it’s Portuguese cousin Chacuti (like so many other things in Goa), it gets it’s unique flavour from a mix of poppy seeds, coconut and dry red chillies. Usually made with Chicken or Lamb, I have eaten a prawn once in a while too and nowadays ofcourse there is Mushroom and Paneer Xacuti (ok, don’t throw stones on me now)
Though Xacuti is typically a curry, I made a dryish version with boneless chicken to stuff in the buns and the flavours really went well. We had it for breakfast and then a reheated a couple of them next day for evening tea and it has still great.