In a grinder combine the coriander, chillies, ginger, garlic, poppy seeds, pepper, cinnamon, cumin, tamarind pulp, turmeric and cloves. Add ¼ cup water and salt, and grind to a smooth paste.
In a mixing bowl, combine the chicken with the ground paste. Mix well and leave to marinate overnight or for at least 6 hours.
Heat oil in a frying pan; add chicken along with marinade and shallow-fry till chicken is tender and crispy around the edges.
Serve hot with pao (bread).
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Key Ingredients: Chicken, coriander leaves, green chillies, ginger, garlic, cloves, poppy seeds, black pepper, cinnamon, cumin seeds, tamarind, turmeric, salt, vegetable oil