Vegetable oil, for sauteing
1 1/4 cups finely chopped red onion
2 bay leaves
5 cloves garlic
4 chiles de arbol
1/2-inch piece peeled fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (no breasts, they will dry out)
1 teaspoon honey
1 (14.5-ounce) can whole tomatoes
1 tablespoon white poppy seeds,* blended in 1/4 cup milk or bypass the seeds and milk and just use 2 tablespoons yogurt
Serving suggestion: Cooked rice.
*Can be found at specialty Indian markets You should have about 4 or 5 tomatoes in that can.