Heat a pan.Saute curry leaves on low flame till it changes its color and crispy.transfer into a bowl and keep aside.
In the same pan,add ingredients listed for the garam masala and saute for a minute on low flame.don’t let it burn.
Grind the mix together with crispy curry leaves into a coarse powder.Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan.Add chopped onion,ginger,garlic,green chilly (you can add chilly according to your spiciness)and saute till onion turns light brown.
Add turmeric powder,coriander powder to it and saute till raw smell goes.
Add chicken pieces,curry leaves powder mix,yogurt,salt and mix well.
Cover and cook on medium flame till chicken is cooked well and masala is coated well with chicken.
Turn off the flame.Garnish with curry leaves
Serve as side dish with rice or roti.
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