1 kg whole chicken ( skinned with deep slits) 3 tbsp. lemon juice 1 tbsp. chilli powder 1 tsp. turmeric powder 2 tbsp. honey 1 tbsp. garam masala ½ tsp.chaat masala 2 tbsp. yoghurt/ labneh 1 tbsp. ginger garlic paste A few drops of red food color (optional) 4 - 5 tbsp. oil Salt as per taste
Mix chilly powder, turmeric powder, honey, garam masala, chaat masala, ginger garlic paste adding yoghurt, red color and salt. Apply this over and inside the chicken well. Set it aside in the refrigerator overnight or at least for 1 to 2 hours. In a large casserole or cooking pot, heat around 4-5 large tbsp of oil, then place the chicken, back side first. Pour some leftover marinade over it. Let it cook on low to medium high flame covered, for about 10-15 mts. Then turn it over, pour the remaining marinade over it and let it cook covered for another 15 mts.
To serve, place chicken first in the dish and drizzle the excess sauce over it. Splash of fresh lemon juice completes the dish.
Victoria , Abu Dhabi
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Yes you can make this in the oven...its how i've been doing it for several years..but you'd have to include a good splosh of oil and then wrap the whole thing in foil, and bake about 180-200 C till done ,,,maybe an hour or so...and 10 mins towards the end of the cooking , open the foil and turn on the grill, so you get a nice charred effect.