Apparently there are around 19 billion chickens in the world and I have no idea who counts them. It goes without saying that China leads the way with 371 million, even Bermuda boasts 30,000 chicks.So I am thinking… if there are 19 billion chickens knocking around why are there people starving in some parts of the world?

And here’s what I did with 8 chicken thighs:

First, roughly chop a large onion, 6 garlic cloves and a thumb sized piece of fresh ginger root then pulse in a blender until you have a paste (add a drop of water if necessary)

Heat oil in a pan over medium heat then throw in some cumin, fennel seeds, cinnamon and chilli flakes and stir fry until the spices release their fragrant aroma

Add the onion paste; frying until it turns golden brown but not burnt

Stir in a tablespoon of garam masala, a big sprinkle of turmeric, pinch of sugar giving it a good stir before adding a 400g tin chopped tomatoes cooking for another 10 minutes or so until the tomato juice reduces

Cut the thighs into pieces and add to the pan making sure that they are all coated with the paste then add 250ml hot chicken stock and allow to simmer until the chicken is tender and the paste is thick

Sprinkle with freshly chopped coriander, serve with rice or naan bread