Ghee Roasted Fried Chicken

950gm chicken , cut into pieces
3 tsp turmeric powder
1 large onion, chopped
10gm ginger
4 nips garlic
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 sprigs curry leaves
3 tbsp ghee
1 star anise

Dry roast

9 dried chillies
1 1/2 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp fennel seeds
1 tbsp black pepper
1 cinnamon stick
1 star anise

Grind the dried roasted ingredients with ginger, garlic, lemon juice and 1/4 cup of buttermilk into a smooth paste. Mix into chicken with 2 tsp turmeric powder, salt and the balance 1/4 cup of buttermilk. Marinate overnight in refrigerator.

In a wok, heat ghee, saute chopped onions until fragrant, then add the chicken, 1 tsp turmeric powder, salt and fry to combine. Keep frying until the dish is slightly dry. Add in curry leaves and fry further. You can a tsp of oil in between when roasting the chicken. Dish out and serve with rice.