1.Wash the chicken and cut to pieces.
2.Mince garlic and ginger.
3.Powder pepper, cumin seeds and fennel together.
4.Fry the powders lightly and keep aside.
5.Season cloves in oil in a frying pan, add onion and tomato.
6.Sauté well adding minced garlic and ginger.
7.Add chicken with little turmeric powder and cook for 10 minutes.
8.Add chilli /coriander powders, salt and mix well.
9.Pour 4 cups of water and boil.
10.When chicken is half boiled, add the half fried pepper, cumin seed and fennel powder and mix well.
11.When the gravy thickens to a paste, remove from fire.