Set blades to speed 5. Drop onion, ginger and garlic onto turning blades. Scrape down.
Add oil, cook 3 minutes/100 degrees/speed 3.
Add cumin, coriander, salt, turmeric and chili powder. Cook 6 minutes/100 degrees/speed 2.
Add cream (or yogurt), water and tomato puree. Blend 10 seconds/speed 9.
Cook 6 minutes/100 degees/speed 2.
In the meantime, gently crush together the whole spices (bay leaves, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon).
Add the 1 teaspoon of oil to a small fry pan. Cook the crushed spices over medium high heat until fragrant.
Add the cooked spices to the TM bowl. Add the chicken meat and push it down into the sauce. Cook 15 minutes/100 degrees/reverse speed soft for breast meat, or 20 minutes/100 degrees/reverse speed soft for thigh meat.