This is an easy recipe when cooking a big batch of chicken for a party.
Two kilos of assorted legs and thighs with a couple of slits. Marinate them in a mixture of lemon (2) juice, salt, chilly powder, turmeric, Curd (2 tbsp is enough), ginger garlic paste (1 tbsp) and kasuri methi. An hour is more than enough.
Use a large dish. I prefer using a 8 liter stock pot, which I got from Ikea.
Pour in a neutral oil. I used enough to fill about 1 cm of the pan.
Once hot, spread out the chicken.
Add lots of quartered red tomatoes.
Once it feels hot and you can see some steam, cover the pot and let it cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes.
When you open the lid, you will find the chicken swimming in tomato juice.
Let it cook on high and keep stirring occasionally. The chicken may break. Don’t worry. That will help as the dish cooks along.
Once the chicken is cooked, test and adjust the seasoning. Remove the pieces and start reducing the liquids till the oil separates. This will make the sauce richer and richer with a beautiful color.
Once its reduced down, add in the chicken pieces and mix well. Cook till a light caramelization starts setting in.