Marinate chicken with ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder and garam masala powder and salt
Preheat a pan and splutter fennel seeds, cinnamon, cloves and bay leaves (when the pan is hot add a little water which will splutter the seeds – we prefer to use water rather than oil because we don’t like the oil floating on the sauce, but you can use oil if you prefer).
Add chopped onions and fry until soft and golden and then add the marinated chicken and cook.
Add the tin of chopped tomatoes, chilli powder, coriander powder and mix well.
Add a dessert spoon of sugar, a little salt and some ground black pepper.
Add the chicken/onion/spices mixture when it’s cooked and stir well.
Simmer on a low heat and add some milk to the sauce (or plain yoghurt if you prefer) and adjust the seasoning if you need to.
Serve with fluffy Basmati rice from your Yum Asia rice cooker.