This works really well.
Finely chop half an onion and fry in extra virgin olive oil until brown.
Add salt to taste
Add 4 cloves of garlic and about inch root ginger finely chopped.
Add about teasp of cumin seeds
Add 2-3 green chillies finely chopped (add more or less to get the right heat!)
Chop two fresh tomatoes and add and fry untill cooked.
Add 1lb cubed raw chicken breast and fry until cooked.
Now add just enough water to cover and simmer for 20 mins.
Then uncover and reduce liquid (boil rapidly) until it is the consistency you like.
Add half a teasp of garam masala
sprinkle with a generous ammount of fresh corriander
There are loads of variations of 'curries'...even lemon corainder chicken is a curry...it all depends on the spices you use peeps...experiment, garam, tikka, chilli powder, whole chillies, cumin, turmeric, ginger, garlic, fenugreek, coriander, saffron, cloves, cinnamon, black pepper corns, they all add spice, even nutmeg is used in Indian cookery...I've made four different curries in four weeks (and I haven't even done a Korma or Biryani or they usual suspects yet)...the flavours all different because of the spices used...be adventurous...
I dare you!
Last night was spiced rice (cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, cloves, black peppercorns, cumin and onions in the rice) and chicken kalia (think that was its name)...cardamom pods mmmm....