Wash and clean the chicken. Marinate it with turmeric and 1/2 of the salt (1/2 tbsp ).
Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Once hot, add the cloves and cinnamon and wait till the cloves puff up.
Next, add the onions and saute till translucent.
Spoon the ginger-garlic paste. Once it begins to stick to the bottom, add the tomatoes and salt. Saute till tomatoes turn mushy and soft.
Add the chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder. Give it a mix.
Add the marinated chicken and mix till it is coated with the masala. Pour water, add pepper powder and coriander leaves.
Pressure cook for about 5-6 pressure releases. Check for spices, add pepper if required.
Serve it hot!