For get togethers at my place I make a couple of dishes that can be served as starter as well as for early diners as main course, especially kids. This is one such dish, which goes well with drinks for adults and kids love it with paratha or chapati. Like Methi Chicken , this chicken recipe is also quick and does not require one to stand for a long time next to the stove, in order to make gravy or roast one ingredient after the other. The cashew & curd marination makes the gravy rich yet not very heavy.
I have learnt how to buy chicken from my father. In any city that my father has lived he would go to only one butcher shop to buy chicken and will spend quite some time explaining how he wants the meat to be cut. Nowadays its more common to buy frozen chicken but I still prefer to buy fresh chicken from a nearby butcher. Chicken is best when it is small. A full chicken of 800 grams to 1kg after cleaning is the best choice. The smaller chicken is tender, cooks easily and flesh is not chewy. I remove all the fat from the chicken before I cook it.
For every occasion I try to serve a couple of dishes that I would not have served earlier. Many of my friends look forward to dinner at our place expecting some new dish to try. Luckily they have not been disappointed so far. It is good to have friends who appreciate food and enjoy eating.