In this recipe, the chicken is wrapped in banana leaves before it is roasted. This creates a distinctive aroma and flavour. Enclosing it in banana leaves also keeps the chicken moist and succulent while it cooks. For a special occasion, serve it with plain pulao.
Trim off any excess fat from the chicken. Pat the chicken completely dry with paper towels and prick all over with a skewer so the marinade can penetrate the flesh. Rub the lemon juice and 1teaspoon of salt all over the skin and inside the cavity of the chicken.