A long time ago in New Jersey, our friend Arvi made this chicken masala which we ate with rasam and rice. Arvi never used a recipe book but we ate some memorable meals cooked by him. This simple chicken masala is super on its own too, eaten as a snack.
1 chicken, cut into small pieces
3 onions , chopped fine
2 tablespoon ginger/garlic (fresh)
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
Freshly ground pepper
a few curry leaves
juice of half a lemon
Fry the 3 onions till brown, add chicken and fry till the chicken pieces brown nicely.
Add ginger and garlic and all the other masalas and cook on an open fire. Stir occasionally. Do not cover. Add nimbu last.