To a kadai, add oil. Add the spices like bay leaves, black peppercorns, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and mix. Let the oil get infused with the spices.
Now add chopped onion and fry till onion turns pinkish. Add chopped garlic and fry.
Add tomatoes and fry till they turn mushy.
Now add ginger garlic paste and mix.
Add ground masala which we had kept aside and mix well.
Add chopped mint and chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
Add deep fried cashewnuts.
Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and garam masala and toss.
Add salt to taste and mix.
Add marinated chicken and mix well.
Simmer for 20 minutes or till chicken gets cooked and switch off the gas.