For the masala
1You can use lamb or chicken. Pressure cook the lamb until done. Keep it aside.
2In a wok/ Kadai/ Pan, heat oil . Add sliced green chillies. Keep stirring until the chilies turns pale green in colour. Add ginger paste. Stir of a minute on low flame. Add garlic paste. Now add sliced onion.
3Let the onion become light golden in colour. Add the coriander powder, chilli powder and turmeric powder. Fry for a minute.Now add the tomato paste and bay leaves. Add curry cut chicken / pressure cooked lamb. Add salt to taste. Keep stirring. Cook on low flame. Now add the curd/ yogurt and water.
4Cover the pan with a heavy lid . Let cook on low flame.
5Now let us make the masala.
6Grind poppy seeds, cashew nut, raisins, black pepper into a thick paste. Add 2-3 tbsp of water. Grind into a smooth paste without any lumps.
7Heat a small pan. Add oil. Add this masala. Fry the prepared masala until the oil comes out.
8Now check if the chicken/lamb is done.
9Add this masala . Stir well. Cook for another 5-6 minutes on low flame or until the gravy is thick. Add chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.