2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken, cut to serving size pieces
2/3 cup peanut or vegetable oil
1-1/2 cups coarsely grated onion
2 cups water
1 cup yogurt
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 4 inch cinnamon stick
1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
1 tbsp. finely minced garlic
1 tbsp. grated fresh ginger
1 tsp. tumeric
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander
Heat oil in a large, heavy bottom pot. Add onion and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes until onion is dry but not browned. Add the cinnamon stick and cardamom and continue cooking until onion is golden brown.
Add the garlic, 1/4 cup water, and the yogurt and continue cooking about 5 minutes, stirring often.
Add the grated ginder, ground ginger, tumeric, paprika, cumin, corriander and 1 cup water, then cook for another 5 minutes, stirring often.
Add the chicken pieces, salt to taste and cook 30 minutes, stirring often and, if necessary, adding remaining water after about 20 minutes.
Add the cream, bring to a boil, and cook for 2 minutes.
Serve hot with a good Indian rice.