Thorka is the basis of most Indian dishes and easy to make.
Ginger and Garlic paste maybe substituted. Use about a tablespoon of ginger paste and 2 tablespoons of garlic paste or too taste.
Instant rice maybe substituted for Basmati.
Naan bread goes great with this dish.
If you are health conscious use lawfat whipping cream and fat free sour cream, still turns out great.
If you like really spicy try marinating the cubed chicken overnight in about three tablespoons of undiluted tandoori paste, usually tandoori paste is mixed with yogurt or sour cream.
Plain yogurt goes good with this dish as a condiment, just place a dollop on top!