Apply a mixture of lemon zest, two tablespoons ginger-garlic paste, one teaspoon red chilli powder, one fourth teaspoon turmeric powder and salt all over the chicken. Cover and keep in the refrigerator to marinate for half an hour.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add onions and sauté till golden brown. Add the remaining ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute. Add the remaining red chilli and turmeric powders, coriander powder and mix well.
Add the marinated chicken and sauté on high heat for five to six minutes or till the chicken is lightly browned on all sides. Add two cups water. Once it comes to a boil, lower the heat and cover the pan. Cook till the chicken is tender.
Add the lemon juice, garam masala powder, coriander leaves and mix well. Serve hot.