2 lb. chicken, cut 3 Tbsp. oil 2 onions chopped fine 3 tomatoes chopped 1 bunch fresh cilantro 1 tsp. chili powder 5 cloves 1 stick cinnamon 1 Tbsp. ginger chopped 1 Tbsp. cumin (powdered) 1 Tbsp. garam masala (optional) 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder (optional) 1/2 cup water salt to tasteHeat oil, add cinnamon, cloves and toss for a minute. Add onion and ginger and fry until onion becomes soft and translucent (5 minutes). Add cinnamon, and optional garam-masala and turmeric and toss for a minute.
Make a paste of cilantro and chili powder in a blender with water. Add the paste to the onion-mixture and cook for 3 or 4 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes and cook until tomatoes become soft (5 minutes). Add chicken, salt to taste and 1/2 a cup of water to mixture. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until done (about 40 minutes). Serve hot.