This is an Indian dish. Cut up the chicken, wipe it dry, and rub it well with curry-powder, mixed with a little salt; fry it in a bit of butter, taking care that it is of a nice light brown. In the meantime cut two or three onions into thin slices, draw them out into rings, and cut the rings into little bits, about half an inch long; fry them for a long time gently in a little bit of clarified butter, until they have gradually dried up and are of a delicate yellow-brown. Be careful that they are not burnt, as the burnt taste of a single bit would spoil the flavour of the whole. When they are as dry as chips, without the least grease or moisture upon them, mix a little salt with them, strew them over the fried chicken, and serve up with lemon on a plate.
We have extracted this receipt from a clever little work called the "Hand-Book of Cookery."